QuickLogic goes for wearables

QuickLogic Wake-up and Verify block diagram

QuickLogic Wake-up and Verify block diagram

QuickLogic has developed software and hardware for wearable applications.

Two algorithms perform ‘Tap-to-Wake’ and Rotate-Wrist-To-Wake’ functions while a chip acts as a sensor hub.

The idea is not to use the apps processor which is power-hungry, so these functions can be performed without waking it up.

The algorithms were developed internally by QuickLogic, and provide its OEM customers with a way to implement gestures.

The gesture algorithms are included with QuickLogic’s S1 Wearables Catalog CSSP sensor hub chip which includes other algorithms and software.

The algorithms can also be implemented in QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1 silicon platform using QuickLogic’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tool, either stand-alone or in conjunction with OEM or 3rd party algorithms.

“Support for gestures is critical to the development and execution of wearable applications,” says Brian Faith, QuickLogic’s VP of worldwide sales and marketing.

QuickLogic’s chip works for runners, walkers, cyclists or car drivers with the tap-on-wrist, and rotate-wrist-to-wake and pedometer functions.

It uses 250 microwatts and Android Kit-Kat.

Tags: algorithms, integrated development environment, QuickLogic

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