Compact wristwatch form factor FPGA is smaller than MCUs Andy Pratt December 3, 2015 ICs & Semiconductors, Wearable Based on the iCE40 Ultra FPGA, Lattice Semiconductor offers a development platform for designing low-power wearable devices. The FPGA uses a package that is 60% smaller than alternative microcontrollers, says the company. It also supports a low power standby mode for always-on functionality, suitable for wearables that need to operate for days between charges. Hardware features and sensors supported include a 1.54inch display, MEMS microphone, high-brightness LED, IR LED, BLE module and 32Mbyte of flash memory. There is also support for sensors capable of measuring heart rate/SpO2, skin temperature, and pressure as well as an accelerometer and gyroscope. The wrist watch form factor measures 1.5 x 1.57 x 0.87inches, with a wrist strap and a built in battery. A user guide and several demos are included to showcase parallel RGB to MIPI DSI bridging, health monitor, pedometer, IR transmitter or flashlight functions. http://www.latticesemi.com/ultrawearable WEARTECHDESIGN.COM – Latest News/Advice on Technology for Wearable Devices Weartechdesign is unlike any other website currently serving the technology for wearable devices. We carry the very latest news for design engineers and purchasers. Register on our mailing list to receive regular updates and offers from WearTechDesign REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.