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When Intel was not able to dominate mobile processors market the company got heavily criticized for its ignorance. But when it comes to the next generation technology like wearables and internet of things it is already making big waves in the industry.
In his Key note Speech at CES -2015 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told Wearables are natural extension of computing. With advancement Intel is fulfilling the need of human being to be able to access and control everything at arm’s reach.
At the same conference he unveiled the new Processor Intel Curie for wearables (they are as small as a button on the shirt) .The salient features of this module include:
- Low-power, 32-bit Intel® Quark™ microcontroller
- 384kB flash memory, 80kB SRAM
- Low-power, integrated DSP sensor hub with proprietary pattern matching accelerator
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope
- Battery charging circuitry (PMIC)
The Curie platform can be used by any Wearable developer where they can focus on the features of their product by using Intel Curie as a building block.
When it comes to wearables it needs to be always on for certain applications. Quark SE SOC is ideal for multiple applications where some part of application has to be on always.
The Intel Curie is indeed a game changer. With inbuilt Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and reference wearable application called Intel IQ Software kits. This with ability to connect it with companion smartphones and associated cloud capabilities will definitely help developers to make their dream come true.
Wearables are gaining momentum day by day. Entire CES 2015 was dominated by wearables. With innovation and advancement in technology future looks bright. Intel is partnering with many technologies throughout the world to be the key player in the wearable market.
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