Wearable

QuickLogic and Mentor develop seamless environment for eFPGA technology

Joining QuickLogic’s Aurora development tools, with Mentor’s Precision Synthesis, the two companies support the complete RTL to bitstream design flow for QuickLogic’s embedded FPGA (eFPGA) ArcticPro architecture.
Mentor’s Precision Synthesis software has been optimised to support the QuickLogic ArcticPro architecture used in the company’s eFPGA IP. QuickLogic will distribute this version […]

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Pushbutton load switch ICs save battery power

Designed for mobile devices and others with small capacity batteries, the XC6192 series of pushbutton load switch IC from Torex Semiconductor have a power-save function.
The XC6192 ICs enable a “significant reduction” of power consumption during standby periods after shipping and while the power is turned off, says Torex. It also […]

By |December 14th, 2017|ICs & Semiconductors, IoT, Latest News, Wearable|Comments Off on Pushbutton load switch ICs save battery power

USB Type-C charger from Maxim eliminates ICs to charge and detect

A simple, cost-efficient means to enable fast and safe charging of USB Type-C portable devices is available from Maxim Integrated. The integrated, 15W MAX14748 USB Type-C charging and charger detection is a single chip solution, believed to be the first of its kind. The charger eliminates the patchwork of ICs […]

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Lighting control app enhances daylight management and multiple network access

Casambi’s updated lighting control app enhances daylight management and multiple network access in larger buildings. The provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies has introduced a new release of its lighting control app for smartphones, smart watches and tablets.The software update enables more feature-rich, Bluetooth-based management of daylight harvesting, improved […]

By |December 8th, 2017|IoT, Latest News, Smart Cities, Wearable|Comments Off on Lighting control app enhances daylight management and multiple network access

Biosensors add ECG measurement for heart monitoring

Optical biometric sensors from Silicon Labs provide advanced heart rate monitoring (HRM) and electrocardiogram (ECG) capabilities for a range of wearable fitness and wellness products.
The Si117x sensor modules combine low power, high sensitivity and exceptional integration, says Silicon Labs, making them suitable for smart watches and wrist-based, patch-type and other […]

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OLED micro display is small and light for VR/AR

OLED micro displays from Sony Semiconductor Solutions are suitable for use in small video displays. The displays are very thin, exhibit high brightness, operate at low power and are made from a solid Si-wafer substrate.
The ECX335B OLED micro display from Framos is used by Sony in a small, high resolution […]

By |November 24th, 2017|Displays & LED, Latest News, Wearable|Comments Off on OLED micro display is small and light for VR/AR

Arrow Electronics and Cypress join forces for ubiquitous IoT connectivity

Distributor, Arrow Electronics, and Cypress Semiconductor, have announced the Titanium board, a technology ecosystem designed to enable developers to create products using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), cellular and LPWAN technologies, using Cypress’ low-power edge computing capabilities.
The Titanium board is designed to the Linaro 96Boards IoT edition specification, and features Cypress’ […]

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Maxim expands sensor portfolio for wearable health devices

Preventive healthcare and continuous monitoring solutions for wearable health and fitness applications are possible, using the MAX86140 and MAX86141 optical pulse oximeter/heart rate sensors and the MAX30001 electrocardiogram (ECG) and bioimpedance (BioZ) analogue front end (AFE) from Maxim Integrated Products.
They enable accurate monitoring of vital signs to monitor wellness / […]

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Augmented and virtual reality handed new glove

Augmented and virtual reality handed new glove

By |November 20th, 2017|Components & Connectors, Latest News, Wearable|0 Comments

ProSense running and multisport GPS watches powered by Firstbeat analytics engine

ProSense running and multisport GPS watches powered by Firstbeat analytics engine

By |November 17th, 2017|Latest News, Wearable|0 Comments