MediaTek unveiled three SoCs designed for active and fitness smart watches, and smarthome, in the ongoing CES, 2016. The MT2523 series is said to be the world’s first system-in-package (SiP) to offer GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth Low Energy, and a MIPI-supported high-resolution mobile screen.
The series combines long battery life, high-quality display technology, and small chip size to provide optimum user experience. The SiP’s PCB area is 41 percent smaller than competitors’ solutions and in comparison to other wearables, devices powered by MT2523 can last more than a week on one battery charge, according to the company.
JC Hsu, MediaTek’s corporate vice president and general manager of IoT business unit, said: “The MT2523, with its combination low power and rich features, marks a significant step forward for the smart watch and wristband industries. Power combined with efficiency has always been the hallmark of MediaTek technology solutions and we are leading the charge in bringing this know-how to IoT products.”
The series have a highly integrated SiP containing a micro controller unit (MCU), dual-mode Bluetooth, GPS and a power management unit (PMU). The MCU enables wearable devices with lower power consumption and smaller form factors than Android Wear.
The display component supports MIPI-DSI and serial interfaces, resulting in a high-resolution mobile screen. It includes 2D capabilities of true colour, per pixel alpha channel and anti-aliasing fonts, plus 1-bit index color to save memory and computing power.