Samsung (SAMSUNG) released the first homemade bio processor. Wearable device business opportunities, coupled with the growth of the mobile health market, Samsung, the smart phone manufacturer, is determined to invest in the development of core components for wearable devices, and recently launched the first Smart Bio-Processor.
Ben K. Hur, vice president of marketing for Samsung Electronics" target="_blank">Electronics Systems LSI, said that as smart devices continue to evolve and consumers‘ health awareness rises, more and more people are looking for solutions to monitor and record their physiological signals and fitness data. Do a good job in self-health management.
Optimistic about the growth of healthy wearable devices, Samsung launched this all-in-one bio-processor to cope with this trend. Samsung’s bioprocessors are specifically designed for these innovative and fast-growing wearable devices to meet the needs of more and more consumers using wearable devices to monitor personal health and fitness progress.
Samsung pointed out that this bioprocessor is small in size but powerful in function. It is a versatile health solution with highly integrated analog front end (AFE), microcontroller (MCU), power management IC (PMIC), digital signal processor. (DSP), as well as embedded flash memory (eFlash) and other components, so it can effectively reduce the size.
The processor requires only a quarter of the size of the design space required to use the separate components described above. This design is a more desirable option for wearable devices.
Wearable products with built-in bioprocessors are expected to have the ability to measure a variety of health data; to meet these needs, the bioprocessor integrates five AFEs, including bioimpedance analysis (BIA), photoplethysmography ( PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), skin surface temperature, skin conduction response (GSR).
All of the above functions are integrated into a single wafer to measure body fat percentage, skeletal muscle weight, heart rate, heart rate, skin temperature, and pressure level. In addition, integrating these fitness monitoring functions into the wafer is expected to inspire a wide range of new applications.
It is reported that the bioprocessor is currently in mass production, and the wearable device with the built-in chip will be available in the first half of 2016.