Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Low-Power Sensor Hub is optimized for wearables use cases.
Press Release Summary:
June 16, 2014 - Addressing needs of fitness and health applications, S1 Wearables Sensor Hub consists of Catalog Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) using ArcticLink® 3 S1 silicon platform. This context-aware sensor hub, which consumes <250 µW active power, supports such contexts as walking, running, cycling, in-vehicle, on-person, and not-on-person as well as Tap-to-Wake and Rotate-Wrist-to-Wake gestures. Also, hub supports Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS and Thread X RTOS.
Original Press Release
QuickLogic Launches Low-Power Sensor Hub for Wearables
Press release date: June 9, 2014
• Integrated gesture recognition optimized for wearables use cases
Sunnyvale, CA — QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low-power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced the immediate availability of its S1 Wearables Sensor Hub, an ultra-low-power, context-aware sensor hub optimized for next-generation wearable applications. QuickLogic’s complete, out-of-the-box solution speeds time-to-market for OEMs developing next-generation wearable applications, particularly in the health and fitness space.
The S1 Wearables Sensor Hub is the latest Catalog CSSP using the company’s ArcticLink® 3 S1 silicon platform, and is extensible to QuickLogic’s roadmap of future sensor hub silicon platforms. According to NPD DisplaySearch, a market research firm, the market for wearable devices could be as high as 48 million units in 2014 and 91 million in 2015.
ArcticLink 3 S1 Wearables Turnkey Catalog CSSP Solution Highlights
• Supported Contexts: Walking, Running, Cycling, In-Vehicle, On-Person, Not-on-Person
• Supported Gestures: Tap-to-Wake, Rotate-Wrist-to-Wake
• Supported User Function: Pedometer, including separate step counts for running and walking
• Operating System Support: Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Thread X Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)
• Power Consumption: Less than 250 microWatts Active Power
Native support of a variety of popular contexts and gestures provides OEMs with the flexibility to develop smarter, more accurate and more intuitive fitness and health applications for a wide range of activities. Additionally, the S1 Wearables Sensor Hub contains QuickLogic’s unique system timing and control implementation to accommodate the low-power architectures of wearable devices. Offloading the real-time, always-on computation to QuickLogic’s sensor hub enables reduced overall system power, thus extending battery life.
“The nascent wearables market represents an ideal set of applications for our ultra-low-power, context-aware sensor hub solution. This highly fragmented market is expected to grow rapidly,” said Brian Faith, VP of worldwide sales and marketing. “We believe that our S1 Wearables ultra-low-power sensor hub, combined with contextual awareness and gesture recognition, tailored specifically for the wearable market, will enable OEMs to deliver highly differentiated products.”
The ultra-low-power S1 Wearables Sensor Hub catalog CSSP is available today.
The ArcticLink 3 S1 sensor hub platform, which is processor, sensor and algorithm agnostic, is also available for OEMs to customize via QuickLogic’s previously announced Integrated Development Environment (IDE). For more information, visit http://www.quicklogic.com/solutions/catalog-cssps/s1-wearables-sensor-hub
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