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Apple's entry into smartwatch market to drive consumer interest

The smartwatch market will grow from 3.6m unit shipments in 2014, to 101m shipments in 2020, according to a report released by IHS. Apple’s entry into the smartwatch market will benefit all suppliers as marketing raises consumer awareness and explains the benefits clearly. The Apple Watch will leave an enormous addressable market untapped, because it requires a modern iPhone and has a starting price of $349. 
8th May 2015

HDK & SDK improve IoT product development efficiency

HDK & SDK improve IoT product development efficiency
  Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched an HDK (Hardware Development Kit) and SDK that together form a development platform for the TZ1000 ApP Lite series. Suitable for wearable and IoT devices, the TZ1000 series application processors enable activity level monitoring as well as taking a pulse and checking heart rate.
29th April 2015

Printable, wearable temperature sensor provides fever alerts

Printable, wearable temperature sensor provides fever alerts
The device, developed by research groups lead by Professor Takayasu Sakurai, Institute of Industrial Science, and Professor Takao Someya, Graduate School of Engineering, both University of Tokyo, combines a flexible amorphous silicon solar panel, piezoelectric speaker, temperature sensor, and power supply circuit created with organic components in a single flexible, wearable package.
24th April 2015


96% efficient 1A buck converter extends battery life

96% efficient 1A buck converter extends battery life
ams has announced a 1A synchronous buck converter with the wide input voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by current required in designs powered by a single-cell lithium-ion battery. The AS1382 step-down converter operates from an input range of 2.7-5.5V and provides an output down to as little as 0.6V.
23rd April 2015

Power management as a challenge to the wearable medical devices design

Power management as a challenge to the wearable medical devices design
One of the key elements of the Farnell element14 Sudden Impact design challenge involved trialling wearable health solutions. The finalists of the undertaking, when put to the test, have unanimously identified a major challenge – power management. It’s been observed that the process of collecting and analysing data over long periods of time has had a significant impact on energy consumption in the competitors’ sport-related designs.
10th April 2015

'Wearable-on-Chip' IC negates design effort

'Wearable-on-Chip' IC negates design effort
Dialog Semiconductor has released details of its DA14680 compact ‘Wearable-on-Chip’ Bluetooth Smart (v4.2) low power IC, which enables the user to create a hosted wearable device. It features flexible processing power, flash memory for near-unlimited execution space, dedicated circuitry for sensor control, analogue and digital peripherals optimised for wearables, and an advanced power management unit.
7th April 2015

Six trends driving the future of wireless

Six trends driving the future of wireless
Imagination Technologies identified six trends driving industry momentum at the recent MWC 2015, focused on security, IoT interoperability, wearables, computer vision, communications infrastructure, and ultra-low power connectivity. ImgTec says these trends confirm its vision for mobile's future, and the technology roadmaps it is pursuing in anticipation of future needs.
10th March 2015

Wearable technology to increase to $70bn by 2025

There will be over 3bn sensors in wearable technology devices by 2025, with more than 30% being emerging sensor types. The Wearable Sensors 2015-2025: Market Forecasts, Technologies, Players report from IDTechEx gives detailed coverage of the 15 most prominent sensor types in wearable technology today, including inertial measurement units, optical sensors, wearable electrodes, chemical sensors, flexible stretch, pressure and impact sensors, temperature sensors, microphones and other emerging wearable sensors.
9th March 2015

Reference design enables future smartwatches

Reference design enables future smartwatches
  Toshiba has launched a smartwatch reference design, with enhanced sport, activity and lifestyle features. Built around the TZ1001MBG ApP Lite application processor, it provides developers with a starting point for designing future smartwatches for sport watch applications.
4th March 2015

Share the power between your mobile devices

Share the power between your mobile devices
Enabling consumers to wirelessly charge a mobile device from another device, Integrated Device Technology has introduced its 'Wireless PowerShare' technology. The multi-mode, multi-function (receiver and transmitter) chip supports all major wireless power standards for magnetic resonance and magnetic induction charging, allowing you to charge wearable devices by simply placing them near an enabled smart phone.
3rd March 2015


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Developing wearable products: technology and opportunities
17th January 2018
United Kingdom Cocoon Networks, London