Qualcomm on Monday launched the Snapdragon Put on 3100 platform for Put on OS smartwatches, based mostly on an ultra-low energy system structure designed to ship extra battery life, new personalised experiences, and extra interactions. Qualcomm claims that it’s working carefully with Google to make its chip work seamlessly with its Put on OS based mostly smartwatches. It has additionally confirmed integration in smartwatches from corporations like Fossil Group, Louis Vuitton, and Montblanc.
The Snapdragon Put on 3100 cellular platform consists of quad-core A7 processors, built-in DSP, and an ultra-low energy co-processor QCC1110. This co-processor may be very tiny, is optimised for ultra-low energy operation, and in addition integrates a deep studying engine for customized workloads, equivalent to key phrase detection, and is extensible over time. Snapdragon Put on 3100 platform brings in a brand new DSP framework to assist subsequent technology sensor processing in an open execution setting, features a new wearable energy administration sub-system (PMW3100) to assist decrease energy and better integration, and implements a brand new twin show structure to assist the hierarchical strategy. The fifth-generation 4G LTE modem is paired with new Gallium Arsenide energy amplifiers, which is touted to extend energy effectivity in smartwatches.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon Put on 3100 SoC permits smartwatches to do much more, providing new experiences like an enhanced ambient mode, devoted sports activities experiences, and conventional watch mode, the corporate claimed. The improved ambient mode brings assist for a easy second hand, as much as 16 colours, dwell issues and improved brightness. The devoted sports activities experiences permits customers to go for an ultra-marathon, swim lengthy distances, bike for miles, or hike the mountains with GPS and coronary heart charge turned on for the period. The standard watch mode, because the title suggests, brings the old-school watchface to avoid wasting battery. Qualcomm claims that these personalised experiences are supported by offloading the show and sensor processing from the A7 processors to the ultra-low energy co-processor.
The brand new platforms claims to carry enhancements in battery life starting from four to 12 hours in comparison with the earlier Snapdragon Put on 2100 platform – launched again in Q1 2016 – relying on show sort, battery capability, and machine configurations. That is achieved by lowering energy utilization in areas like low energy modes, GPS/location batching, per minute/second clock updates, sensors processing, MP3 playback, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth voice queries. Within the conventional watch mode, an Android smartwatch may even obtain a week-long battery life, Qualcomm claims.
The Snapdragon Put on 3100 platform is available in three variants – Bluetooth and Wi-Fi tethered smartwatches, GPS-based tethered smartwatches, and 4G LTE related smartwatches. Qualcomm claims that the chip is already in mass manufacturing and is prepared for transport, and the primary smartwatches built-in with the brand new Snapdragon Put on 3100 ought to arrive in This autumn 2018.
In June this 12 months, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon Put on 2500, a cellular platform meant to energy smartwatches for youths.