Software library broadens for wearables

Algorithms have been added to the SenseMe Sensor Algorithm Library, by QuickLogic. The algorithms, coupled with the company’s sensor hub silicon platforms and reference designs, enable designers of smartphone and wearable devices to expand device capabilities and features. This dramatically shortens design time, promises the company, while lowering risk, and improve battery life and data accuracy.

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Compact pressure sensor IC operates over wide temperature range

Piezo-resistive pressure sensors from Rohm are claimed to have class-leading pressure accuracy and stable measurement at both low and high temperatures due to a built-in temperature correction function.

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Rutronik supplies buzzer small enough to wear

Distributor Rutronik offers what is believed to be the world’s smallest buzzer, the KSSGI3J12-A from Kingstate. The small architecture makes it suitable for wearable and portable devices, says the company.
Measuring only 4x4x2mm, the buzzer has high frequency 4,000 ±300Hz and has a rated voltage of 3V op with a minimum SPL of 70dB. It does not contain hazardous substances, making it an efficient, thin and heat-resistant component suitable for wearable and portable devices, car and home electric, GPS navigation devices, as well as for consumer products, hand held, office and medical equipment.

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Fitness tracking reference design is for smartphones and wearables

In Las Vegas, at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this week, MegaChips announced a partnership with Bosch Sensortec to provide a complete reference design for use in smartphones, wearables and other personal devices to monitor activities in real-time. The Chignon B reference design provides both context and location awareness for health, fitness and indoor navigation monitoring and tracking applications. 

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