OxiWear’s new pulse-oximeter solution highlights the potential use cases for Nordic’s nRF52840.
March 21, 2023 by Jake Hertz
With a goal of serving the design needs of small form-factor embedded systems, Silicon Labs is rolling out families of MCUs and wireless SoCs in tiny packages.
March 17, 2023 by Jeff Child
At Embedded World 2023, NXP unveils a chip that integrates a microcontroller, an NFC front end, and security into a single IC.
March 16, 2023 by Jeff Child
Offering compact packaging, BLE functions, and more, today’s power management integrated circuits (PMICs) are meeting the technology needs of a variety of system designs.
February 25, 2023 by Abdulwaliy Oyekunle
With the ability to operate in both blood and water, the organic electrochemical transistor is proven useful for onsite signal processing.
January 24, 2023 by Jake Hertz
Aimed at enabling low-power sensing applications such as AR/VR and wearables, ST's IMU serves up sensor fusion blocks and machine learning (ML) cores.
November 29, 2022 by Jake Hertz
Enabling use in size-constrained system designs, a crop of MOSFET ICs are available that leverage small IC package formats.
November 26, 2022 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Aiming to usurp Arm processors in size-constrained, compute hungry designs like wearables, SiFive has expanded its RISC-V “Performance” line of processors.
November 01, 2022 by Jeff Child
The company leverages micro-transfer printing (mTP) for a new high-density laser spectrophotometer chip.
October 08, 2022 by Jake Hertz
In its latest live event, Apple announced the new iPhone14 lineup and Apple Watch Ultra, along with updates to other Apple Watches.
September 12, 2022 by Darshil Patel
Solar, thermal, and wind are common sources of energy harvesting. Now, a triboelectric tactile sensor draws energy from movement to power wearables.
May 20, 2022 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Apple has filed for three new patents—spanning practical overheat protection to watch faces that display a user's wrist tattoos.
April 28, 2022 by Darshil Patel
Power management ICs (PMICs) are continually scaling down. Here's how a few companies are packing functionality in these devices in the face of miniaturization.
February 26, 2022 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Brooklyn-based startup Nextiles is blending traditional sewing techniques with innovative PCBs to change how athletes measure performance.
October 22, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Health wearables are one of the most in-demand consumer electronics. Here's a roundup of a few recent sensor-level innovations.
August 29, 2021 by Ikimi .O
The struggle to include more while taking up less space is a major challenge for wearables. Despite that, Samsung is pushing boundaries with the industry's first 5nm processor for wearables.
August 12, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Some wearable manufacturers don’t consider energy harvesting (of any sort) a good return on investment. In pursuit of self-powered wearables, EE researchers are looking to change that.
August 05, 2021 by Kristijan Nelkovski
By using source-gated transistors in place of TFTs, researchers have created a new circuit design that promises great improvements in large-area electronics.
August 04, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Optical sensors have made it big in the medical device industry. And with wearables taking on increasing roles for health monitoring, size is paramount.
July 11, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Smartwatches are increasingly used as medical devices. What's going on at the circuit level for these bio-metric wearables?
July 09, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
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