Intrinsyc has launched an Android Open-Q 2500 SOM based smartphone kit based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil unveiled the first watch to run Wear OS on the next generation Snapdragon 3100.
Intrinsyc followed the Open-Q 2100 SOM launched last year with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC with a new Open-Q 2500 SOM and Open-Q 624A Development Kit for the Snapdragon Wear 2500 (SDW2500) photo-clock. You can order a pre-adopted version of the $ 795 package to be made in mid-November. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has already moved on to a new Snapdragon Wear 3100, which empowers a new Fossil Sport Smartwatch running Wear OS (see below).
Open-Q 2500 Development Kit (left) and Open-Q 2500 SOM
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Intrinsyc, which also released this week an OpenK Q670 HDK kit for the Snapdragon 670 SoC smartphone, does not use the Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) for the Open-Q 2100 kit and the kit. However, Qualcomm's long-time partner says the Open-Q 2500 module and kit are designed for "a range of Android-based mobile devices, including pets, children and older trackers, high quality fitness monitors, smartwatches, connected headphones, and more. "
The products run a version of "Android for Wearables" that resembles Wear OS but optimized for children. Wear OS has appeared in a variety of new smartwatch models since we last checked to update Google Wear 2.0 in early 2017.
When Qualcomm announced the SDW2500 in June, media download was extinguished. The technical improvements are moderate compared to the SDW2100 – or the Jump of the SDW2100 on the Snapdragon 400. Since the SoC is commercially available in the children's watch section, it's not the breakthrough that could give the rage for the Wear racing OS leader in the Apple Watch market. However, Qualcomm's SDW3100 may prove to be more competitive.
Apple recently jumped ahead with an Apple Watch Series 4 model. Meanwhile, Samsung is still running a viable third-party bid with the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch based on Tizen.
Snapdragon Wear 2500
Like the Qualcomm SDW2100, as well as the new SDW3100, the SDW2500 runs on 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 cores with Adreno 304 graphics and support for 640 x 480 pixels. However, the manufactured 28nm chip offers an up-to-date 5th generation 4G multimedia LTE modem option in addition to 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, and a new NXP NFC chip. It also provides 14% longer battery life than the SDW2100, thanks in part to an improved PMIC.
Other features that focus on children (or at least parents trying to watch them) include a RF Front End RFF (RFFE) chipset and support for cameras of up to 5 megapixels per Qualcomm and 8 megapixels, according to Intrinsyc. The SDW2500 also incorporates Qualcomm Voice Activation Technology with support for AI's popular helpers, such as Google Assistant.
The SDW2500 provides a built-in dispenser with a DSP sensor driven by a previously optimized algorithm that aims to monitor the health and fitness of children. Gaming based gaming is also available.
Open Unit Q-2500 and Development Kit
The Open-Q 2500 SOM drive that powers the new Open-Q 2500 Development Kit encapsulates the SDW2500 is a 31.5 x 15 mm tiny footprint. Intrinsyc monitors the SoC at 1.1GHz instead of 1.2GHz. The unit delivers 1GB LPDDR3 and 8GB eMMC in a PoP package.
Open-Q 2500 SOM
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The Open-Q 2500 SOM supports the Qualcomm Gen 8C GNSS WiFi / BT module and chip locations with corresponding U.FL antenna connectors. The unit features a 4-strip MIPI-DSI for up to 720p with 60pps video and 2-strip MIPI-CSI for cameras. Dual I2S interfaces and DMIC input support digital audio.
Other features include GPIO, BLSP, I / O sensor, SDIO and USB 2.0 Type-C with 3.6V to 4.2V power supply and battery charging support. The 100-pin double pins are connected to the dev kit.
Open Q 2500 Development Kit, front and rear
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The Open-Q 2500 Development Kit features an optional smartphone such as 640 x 480 MIPI-DSI touchscreen as well as an optional camera kit. The 170 x 170mm board adds a microSD slot, a micro USB port and the expansion headers for all inputs / outputs. You also get 2 digital microphones and a mono speaker amplifier based on I2S with terminals.
The resistance table 0 to 50 ° C is additionally equipped with WiFi / BT PCB antennas and GNSS receiver and antenna for installation. There is a 12V / 3A input and a USB Type-C port for charging (batteries not included).
Snapdragon Wear 3100 and Fossil Sport Smartwatch
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC was designed in close collaboration with Google, according to Tom's Guide. The big change is the life of up to two days, triggered by a co-processor that downloads tasks such as time screens and fitness features such as step counting.
Other features include more personalized color faces and improved physical fitness monitoring. As noted, however, the basic specifications have not changed much since the SDW2500.
The first watch to use the SDW3100 is the 4th Gen, the $ 255 Fossil Sport Smartwatch. This will be followed by the Montblanc 2 summit, as well as the Louis Vuitton model and additional mineral models.
Fossil promises only a whole day battery life for the 350mAh battery under normal use. The Wear OS watch is available in six colors, in 28 style straps and in two sizes (41mm and 43mm). Other features include an improved NFC, GPS, and heart rate sensor. The waterproof watch has a 4GB, WiFi and Bluetooth storage space, but has no 4G option.
The Open-Q 2500 Development Kit is available for pre-ordering at $ 795 for a first adoption package with shipments to be made in mid-November. More information can be found on the product pages of the Open-Q 2500 Development Kit and Intrinsyc's Open-Q 2500 SOM.