Cool announcement last week about our Wearable device-specific algorithms…what I like most about it is the following…
Yup — they are ours. While we continue to develop our ArcticLink 3 ultra-low power sensor hub hardware line, including announcing our S1 Wearable sensor hub (meant for wearable devices — its not just a clever name), we are also developing specific algorithms that we feel are competitive differentiators.
A perfect example of that is the Rotate-wrist-to-wake algorithm, which is ideal for a smart watch. Here’s why: using data from the device-embedded sensors that we connect to, the S1 Wearables Catalog CSSP detects the user’s motion of twisting their wrist to view the device (just like with a standard watch). Using this technology, the device’s display would activate with little more than the user making a motion. This is useful not only for user experience (no need to use two hands to see what’s on the watch face), but also for power savings, where the lack of interaction with the device, as well as lack of ‘rotate wrist’, could allow the OEM to power down the display for extended periods.
What I personally like most about our sensor algorithms is that we’ve designed them to be not only used on our Catalog CSSPs like the S1 Wearable, but also to be used on traditional CSSPs in a mix-and-match style. OEMs can choose to use our algorithms in concert with their own internally-developed technologies, or 3rd party algorithms from our partners like Sensor Platforms. And yes… QuickLogic, OEM, and 3rd party algorithms could all be used together on our ArcticLink 3 Sensor Hub platform to form a sensor subsystem featuring an Ultra Low Power Sensor Hub and best-in-class algorithms, ‘cherry-picked’ to provide the best algorithms for the device’s needs.