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2014-08-01 When are wearables ready for mass-market adoption?
Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok believes that mainstreaming wearables will require more innovation than what currently exists, and talks about a strategy including open standards and interoperability.
2014-06-03 Wearables, IoT-ready GPUs shrink silicon size
The GPUs are designed to offload and reduce system resources including complete UI/composition and display controller integration, minimal CPU overhead, and bandwidth modulation.
2014-06-11 Wearables, IoT gang up on memory for low-power boosts
IoT, wearables and sensors pose one of the big challenges for memory, which is to find a way to extend the battery life and make the small, light devices last more than one day.
2015-01-14 Wearables uptake hindered by power issues
All things MEMS, especially how they give greater functionality in smaller, more power-efficient wearable IoT devices, was the overall theme of the "Sensors and MEMS Technology" track at the CES 2015.
2013-12-11 Wearables to look out for at CES 2014
As the wearable market still remains in its early phase, the market forecast and product definition are also all over the map. Here's a glimpse of the wearable devices to be shown at CES 2014.
2014-10-30 Wearables to drive twofold growth in sensors market by 2015
IHS regarded Apple's Watch as a major impetus that will stimulate and set a standard for fitness and health monitoring features on wearable electronics devices.
2016-03-30 Wearables require technology, logistics collaboration
The booming wearable technology industry requires semiconductor makers to work with experienced and reliable logistics providers that can offer multimodal transportation and properly ship items.
2014-07-23 Wearables market to gain from force illusion tech
Two Japanese researchers developed force display devices, called Traxion and Buru-Navi3, which exploit the fact that a vibrating object is perceived as either pulling or pushing when held.
2014-11-13 Wearables market seen to grow beyond $25B by 2020
Usage of wearable is still at its nascent stage; nevertheless, the dawn of mobile wireless systems and smartphones have sparked a new era for wearable electronics globally.
2015-11-13 Wearables inspire EMS to get hints from fashion industry
Whether it is the latest crowd-funded project or a volume product such as a fitness or activity monitor worn on the wrist, all these products have changed the way manufacturing is seen.
2014-10-27 Wearables in enterprises: Good, bad, inevitable
Innovations are expected to happen first in the enterprise, with the first wave of employees to use them include technicians, doctors, police and construction workers. However, chief information officers should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
2014-10-15 Wearables chip market to hit $9B in 2019
The Information Network predicted that high-end connectivity devices for WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC will lead the growth to make up more than 50 per cent of the market.
2014-08-05 WattUp takes RF approach to wire-free wearables charging
The RF platform developed by U.S.-based start-up Energous utilises 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz as well as 5.7GHz to 5.8GHz frequencies to power wearable devices and accessories up to 10W.
2014-09-26 Vision in wearables: Broader applications, functions
Vision processing can now take place right on your wrist or your face at price points that enable adoption by the masses. This article tackles a key factor in this burgeoning technology success story.
2015-01-20 Torex's push button reboot controllers target wearables
The latest push button reboot controllers have quiescent current of 0.01A and an ambient temperature range of -40C to 85C. They also feature an UVLO function.
2014-07-18 Tiny 3MHz DC/DC converters take on wearables
The TPS82740A supports output voltages from 1.8V to 2.5V, while the TPS82740B supports 2.6V to 3.3V in 100mV steps, which can meet power requirements of MCUs and Bluetooth low energy solutions.
2014-09-26 Start-ups take battle in wearables to athletes' bodies
Several tech companies have started to make smart clothing, particularly for athletes, embedding electronics housed in packages as little as the size of a stack of business cards for use in measuring heart rates and evaluating breathing patterns.
2015-06-12 ST unveils voice control software for wearables
The BlueVoice software enables voice transmission over a BLE connection in systems built around ST's STM32 MCUs, BlueNRG ultra-low-power network processors and digital MEMS microphones.
2015-04-07 ST brings smartphone-like graphics to wearables, IoT devices
The STM32F469/479 microcontrollers have a 32bit low-power ARM Cortex-M4 MCU core augmented by ST's Chrom-ART Accelerator and ART Accelerator that speed up graphics and real-time processing.
2014-10-17 Sensor overload: Wearables boost shipments
The worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019with 4.1 sensor elements in every device, up from 1.4 in 2013driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features, as well as by improved user interfaces.
2014-10-27 Sensor hub enables energy-efficient smartphones, wearables
While the main processor is not working, the Sensor Hub with its "Always on" function constantly receives signals from the sensor and buffer them.
2014-09-05 Sensor hub cuts power usage in smartphones, wearables
The ArcticLink 3 S2 from QuickLogic features the second-generation flexible fusion engine that claims to be four times faster than previous generation, allowing it to process more algorithms faster.
2014-02-26 Samsung smart watches upstage other wearables at MWC
The Mobile World Congress had been lively throughout the weekend, with industry's giants including Samsung, LG and Huawei presenting their line-up of new products.
2015-12-29 Samsung launches chip for health-related wearables
The South Korean company claims that the new processor is the first in the world to be able to take multiple measurements, including body fat, skin temperature and heart rate.
2014-06-10 Samsung joins medical, fitness wearables race
Samsung gave a preview of a multi-function bracelet that is meant to accommodate a wide array of fitness and medical sensors. The Simband platform integrates Imec's sensing technologies to measure ECGs, bio-impedance, skin temperature, acceleration, and more.
2014-11-05 Rethinking memory design for IoT and wearables
The space, power and application requirements of wearables and other mobile connected devices that collectively make up the growing IoT ecosystem require a fresh approach to system design.
2014-06-10 QuickLogic wearables sensor hub operates under 250?W
QuickLogic's wearables sensor hub platform supports a variety of popular contexts and gestures, and integrates an architecture that offloads the always-on computation for reduced overall system power.
2014-05-05 Optimised SoCs key to wearables success
The market success of wearables is hampered by the lack of an optimised hardware that addresses battery power and with defined use cases.
2015-10-23 NFC sol'n offers space savings for smart watches, wearables
The AS3921 with boostedNFC technology from Ams is aimed at space-constrained devices to deliver secure contactless payments and ticketing.
2014-01-10 Movea reveals reference design aimed at wearables
Based on InvenSense's 9-axis MEMS chip, the G-series tracker reference design can automatically detect sleep and perform sleep analysis every night with the accuracy of a PolySomnograph.
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