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MediaTek unveils low-power 'system-in-package' chip for wearables

As wearable technology matures into smaller and thinner devices, chip-makers are also getting in on the action, and today MediaTek has unveiled what it calls a "system-in-package" (SIP) in the form of the MT2523 for activity- and fitness-focused smart watches.

The chip combines GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth Low Energy, and a MIPI-supported high-resolution mobile screen in a small, but powerful package. MediaTek claims that "devices powered by MT2523 can last more than a week on one battery charge." The whole package is also 41 percent smaller than what the competition is currently using.

The chip is powered by an ARM Cortex-M4 processor, which combines low component cost and power use with high efficiency. The SiP will become available to manufacturers in the first half of this year.

Source & Image: MediaTek via Mobile Syrup

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