Coin Sized Platform Could Power Future Android Wear Devices

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  1. dgstorm

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    Imagination Technologies recently revealed their Newton platform which is based on its MIPS architecture. This tech will be built by their chip-making partner Ingenic, and uses Ingenic's power efficient Android-compatible 1GHz JZ4775 CPU. Early scuttlebutt suggests this chip is likely to show up in future Android wear devices as it seems taylor made for that platform.

    This chipset actually has the power to give wearable devices (like smartwatches) as much as 30 hours (or more) battery life. It can even support a bevy of hardware options like: 3GB RAM, 720p video, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MEMS sensors, health care sensors and USB. Check out the source link below for more info, and anticipate seeing this technology in future Android wearable devices.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Source: MIPS

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    This 'module' has great capabilities built-in, with NFC, WiFi, and sensor inputs.
    You can run the show with solar power, tailor the WiFi for very close-in coverage with proper RF shielding.
    And you can use the NFC capability for access, either at a work location, or even at home, if you are so inclined.
    The sensor inputs can be programmed to indicate inside temperature, and start/stop the heating or cooling system, according to the interior ambient temp.
    An internet connection can be used to poll security systems, and warn the owner of potential problems through the net connection on your phone, so at home or away, you could have the ability to monitor your home.
    Possibly use a sensor input to connect a camera to view a specific area of your home or site. But maybe the sensor inputs do not allow for video input of 1V peak to peak signals.
    One could use the NFC as a garage door access control point.
    This device has a myriad of uses I can think of right now, who knows what you can dream up if you actually have one to program and tinker with.
    #2 AECRADIO, Apr 1, 2014
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