Intrinsyc has launched the Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM module and development kit for smart watches based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil presented the first watch to launch the Wear OS system on the next generation Snapdragon 3100.
Intrinsyc continues its last year's Open-Q 2100 SOM smartwatch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, with the new Open-Q 2500 SOM and the Open-Q 624A development kit for this year's Snapdragon Wear 2500 (SDW2500) children's watches. You can place an order for an early version of the $ 795 package that will be released in mid-November. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has already switched to the new Snapdragon Wear 3100, which powers the new Fossil Sport Smartwatch with the Wear OS system (see below).
Programming kit Open-Q 2500 (left) and Open-Q 2500 SOM
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Intrinsyc, which also released the Open-Q 670 HDK set for the Snapdragon 670 SoC smartphone this week, does not use the name Wear OS (previously Android Wear) for the Open-Q 2100 module and set. Instead, Qualcomm's longtime co-worker says the module and the Open-Q 2500 set is designed for "a range of Android mobile devices, including devices to track pets, children and the elderly, high-end fitness trackers, smartwatches, connected headsets, smart glasses, and more."
Launched products run the "Android for Wearables" version, which resembles the Wear OS system, but is optimized for children. Wear OS has appeared on many new smartwatch models since the last Google Wear 2.0 update check in early 2017.
When Qualcomm announced SDW2500 in June, the multimedia reception was silenced. Technical improvements are more modest compared to SDW2100 – or to the SDW2100 jump over Snapdragon 400. As SoC is sold in the children's watch segment, it is not a breakthrough release that could give OS Wearers the chance to compete against the industry-leading Apple Watch. However, the SDW3100 Qualcomm may turn out to be more competitive.
Recently, Apple has again jumped forward thanks to the well-received Apple Watch Series 4. In the meantime, Samsung continues its candidacy for the third page with its latest Samsung Galaxy Watch based on Tizen.
Snapdragon Wear 2500
Like the SDW2100 Qualcomma, as well as the new SDW3100, the SDW2500 operates on 4 Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz cores with Adreno 304 graphics and supports 640 x 480 pixel displays. However, the chip produced at 28 nm offers an updated option for a multi-slot LTE of the fifth generation 4G in addition to 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and the new NFC NFC chip. It also provides 14 percent longer battery life than SDW2100, partly thanks to improved PMIC.
Other features focused on children (or at least parents trying to track them) include a low-power RF RF location tracking system and support for 5-megapixel cameras on Qualcomm and 8-megapixel cameras, according to Intrinsyc. The SDW2500 also integrates Qualcomm voice activation technology with support for popular AI assistants such as Google Assistant.
The SDW2500 provides an integrated, DSP driven sensor hub driven by pre-optimized algorithms to track children's health and fitness. Gesture-based games are also available.
Open-Q 2500 module and development kit
The Open-Q 2500 SOM module, which drives the new development kit Open-Q 2500, contains SDW2500 with a small dimension of 31.5 x 15 mm. Intrinsyc treats SoC to 1.1 GHz instead of 1.2 GHz. The module provides 1 GB of LPDDR3 and 8 GB of eMMC in the PoP package.
Open-Q 2500 SOM
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The Open-Q 2500 SOM supports the WiFi / BT module and the Qualcomm Gen 8C GNSS location chip with the appropriate U.FL. The module provides 4-track MIPI-DSI up to 720p at 60 frames per second and 2-band MIPI-CSI for cameras. Dual I2S interfaces and DMIC input support digital audio.
Other features include GPIO, BLSP, I / O sensor, SDIO and USB 2.0 Type-C with 3.6V to 4.2V input power and battery charging support. Double 100-pin connectors connect to the dev set.
Programming kit Open-Q 2500 front and rear
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The Open-Q 2500 programming kit is supplied with an optional smartphone, such as the MIPI-DSI 640 x 480 touch screen, as well as an optional camera kit. The 170 x 170 mm board adds a microSD slot, a micro-USB debug port and extension headers for all inputs / outputs. You also get 2x digital microphones and a mono speaker amplifier with I2S terminals.
The tolerance plate 0 to 50 ° C is additionally equipped with PCB antennas for WiFi / BT and a GNSS receiver and antenna for the location. There is a 12V / 3A input and USB type C port for charging (batteries are not included).
Snapdragon Wear 3100 and Fossil Sport Smartwatch
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC was designed in close cooperation with Google, according to the Tom & # 39; s Guide. A huge change is a maximum of two days of battery life thanks to a co-processor that relieves tasks such as time display and fitness functions, such as counting steps.
Other features include more personalized colorful watch faces and improved fitness tracking. However, as mentioned above, the basic specifications have not changed much in the SDW2500.
The first watch to use the SDW3100 is the fourth generation Smartwatch, worth 255 Fossil Sport. Then there will be Montblanc Summit 2, as well as the Louis Vuitton and additional Fossil models.
Fossil only provides an all-day battery life of 350 mAh under normal conditions of use. The Wear OS watch is available in six colors, 28 strip styles and two sizes (41 mm and 43 mm). Other features include improved NFC, GPS and heart rate sensor. The waterproof watch has 4 GB of memory, WiFi and Bluetooth, but it lacks 4G option.
The Open-Q 2500 development kit is available for pre-sale at $ 795 for an early adoption kit with shipments due in mid-November. For more information, please visit Intrinsyc Open-Q 2500 Development Kit and Open-Q 2500 SOM.