Reference design accelerates wearable heart rate module design

An optical heart rate module reference design from Maxim Integrated can be used in the development of heart rate and blood oxygen (SpO²) monitors. The MAXREFDES117# reference design includes open-source heart-rate/SpO² algorithm for quick prototyping, now available at Seeed Studio.

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Scalable design platform encompasses hardware, firmware and IDE

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas next month, ON Semiconductor will debut a scalable design platform for next-generation wearable technology.

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QuickLogic is to license low power programmable logic technology

Announcing a strategic initiative with GlobalFoundries, QuickLogic will broaden its market reach, by selectively licensing its proprietary, low power, programmable logic technology under the trade name ArcticPro eFPGA. This embedded FPGA initiative is in conjunction with a partnership agreement with the foundry, enabling SoC design companies to acquire a license from QuickLogic to embed ArcticPro low power eFPGA technology in designs targeting GlobalFoundries’ new power- and cost-optimised 22nm FDSOI fabrication technology, which is scheduled for production in 2017.

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Mouser adds analogue front-end for heart monitors

Available from Mouser Electronics, the AD8233 analog front-end from Analog Devices is an integrated, single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) front-end designed in a compact, easy-to-use component.

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