Tapping into the nascent wearable market, American semiconductor company,
Qualcomm has launched, Snapdragon Wear 1100
, a processor for wearables and a successor and a complementer to Snapdragon Wear 2100
, which the company had launched in February, earlier this year.
The 11oo comes with more specific functions, with integrated 4G LTE and next generation Qualcomm IZat
location technology, and is targeted at targeted-purpose wearables, such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories.
“We are excited to have established a technology leadership position in the highly innovative wearables ecosystem, where the breadth of products and our connectivity, location and compute solutions bring differentiation to our customers,” said Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies International.
“We are delighted to add Snapdragon Wear 1100 to our Snapdragon Wear family, thus making it easier for customers to develop connected wearables with targeted use cases such as kid and elderly tracking.”
According to the company, Snapdragon Wear 1100 is engineered to “securely” sync with all four satellite constellations–GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo — with hardware-based security to provide secure location. Furthermore, the new processor comes with a built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an apps processor for Linux apps.
Snapdragon Wear 1100 has already geared some momentum with Qualcomm Technologies announcing a series of collaborations with Aricent
, Infomark, and SurfaceInk
at the recently held Computex 2016
. The companies showcased reference platforms based on Snapdragon Wear 2100 and Snapdragon Wear 1100.
“We are excited to team up with Qualcomm Technologies as a Snapdragon Wear platform ecosystem provider, delivering reference designs that will give our customers a head start on their product development,” said Eric Bauswell, founder and chief executive officer, SurfaceInk.
“Our work together on WeBandz is just the tip of the iceberg, and we look forward to future products and innovation that will result from this collaboration.”