Intrinsyc has launched an Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM and a development package for Snapdragon 2500-based smartphones. Meanwhile, Fossil revealed the first clock that uses Wear OS with the next-generation Snapdragon 3100.
Intrinsyc has followed this year's Snapdragon Wear 2500 (SDW2500) of the new Open-Q 2500 SOM and the Open-Q 624A development package last year's Smartwatch-oriented Open-Q 2100 SOM with Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. You can order the ore from the $ 795 launch kit early in mid-November. At the same time, Qualcomm has already moved to the new Snapdragon Wear 3100, which authorizes the new Fossil Sport Smartwatch running Wear operating system (see below).
Open-Q 2500 Development Kit (left) And Open-Q 2500 SOM
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Intrinsyc, who also released the Open-Q 670 HDK series for the Snapdragon 670 smartphone SoC this week, does not use the Open-Q 2100 module and package name Wear OS (formerly Android Wear). Instead, a long-awaited Qualcomm partner says the Open-Q 2500 module and series are designed to "have a range of Android-based clothing, such as pets, children and the elderly, top quality fitness equipment, smartphones, headphones, intelligent eyeglasses , and more. "
The products are run on a version of "Android for Wearables" that resembles a lot of Wear, but optimized for kids. Wear OS has appeared on several new smartphones since we were last logged into the Google Wear 2.0 update in early 2017.
When Qualcomm announced in June SDW2500, the media reception had been muted. Technical improvements are modest compared to the SDW2100 – or the SDW2100 leap into the Snapdragon 400. As SoC is sold in the child watch segment, it is not a breakthrough version that could have given the struggling Wear operating system the chance to fight Apple's leading watch market. However, the Qualcomm SDW3100 can turn out to be more competitive.
Apple recently jumped forward with the well-liked Apple Watch Series 4 model. At the same time, Samsung will continue to viable third-party nominations with the latest Tizen-based Samsung Galaxy Watch.
Snapdragon Wear 2500
Like the Qualcomm SDW2100 and SDW3100, the SDW2500 works with a 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 core module with Adreno 304 graphics and support for 640 x 480 pixel displays. However, the 28nm chip provides an upgraded 5th generation 4G multifunctional LTE modem option 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and a new NXP NFC chip. It also guarantees a 14% better battery than the SDW2100, partly due to the improved PMIC.
Other features aimed at children (or at least parents who are trying to track them) include RFFE (low power RF Front) and support for up to 5 megapixel camera with Qualcomm and 8 Megapixel cameras, including Intrinsyc. SDW2500 also integrates Qualcomm Voice Activation technology that supports popular AI assistants, including Google Assistant.
The SDW2500 provides an integrated, DSP-enabled sensor center that is controlled by pre-programmed algorithms designed to keep children's health and fitness tracking. Also available is gesture-based gaming.
Open-Q 2500 module and development kit
The Open-Q 2500 SOM module, which supports the new Open-Q 2500 Development Kit, surrounds the SDW2500 with a small 31.5 x 15 mm footprint. Intrinsyc clock instead of SoC 1.1GHz instead of 1.2GHz. The module has 1GB of LPDDR3 and 8GB of eMMC PoP.
Open-Q 2500 SOM
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The Open-Q 2500 SOM supports the WiFi / BT module and U.FL antenna terminals for Qualcomm Gen 8C GNSS. The module has a 4-band MIPI-DSI for up to 720p with a 60fps video camera and a 2-band MIPI-CSI camera. Dual I2S connectors and DMIC input support digital audio.
Other features include GPIO, BLSP, I / O sensor, SDIO and USB 2.0 with 3,6 V and 4.2 V power and battery charge. Dual 100 pin connectors connect to the dev packet.
Open-Q 2500 Development Kit, front and rear
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The Open-Q 2500 Development Kit delivers an optional smartphone, such as a MIPI-DSI-based touch screen with 640 x 480 resolution and an optional camera kit. The 170 x 170 mm disc has a microSD slot, a microSD serial port and an extension pocket for all I / O devices. You also get 2x digital microphones and I2S-based mono speaker amplifier connectors.
The 0-50 ° C tolerance card is additionally equipped with PCB antennas for WiFi / BT and GNSS receiver and antenna location. 12V / 3A input and USB Type-C port for charging (batteries not included).
Snapdragon Wear 3100 and Fossil Sport Smartwatch
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC has been designed in close collaboration with Google under the Tom's Guide report. A big change is the use of up to two days of battery with a compatible processor that downloads tasks such as time displays and fitness functions such as step counting.
Other features include tailor-made color watch faces and enhanced fitness tracking. As noted, however, the basic screens have not changed much from the SDW2500.
The first clock to use the SDW3100 is the fourth Gen, $ 255 Fossil Sport Smartwatch. This is followed by the Montblanc Summit 2 and the Louis Vuitton model and other fossil models.
Fossil only accepts full day battery for 350mAh battery during normal use. The Wear OS watch is available in six colors, 28 belt styles and two sizes (41 mm and 43 mm). Other features include enhanced NFC, GPS and heart rate monitor. The water resistant watch has 4 GB of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth, but it does not have a 4G option.
The Open-Q 2500 Development Kit is available on pre-order $ 795 with an early release kit in mid-November. For more information, see Intrinsyc's Open-Q 2500 Development Kit and Open-Q 2500 SOM product pages.