Xiaomi selects Dialog’s Bluetooth Smart IC for wearable device

Xiaomi selects Dialog’s Bluetooth Smart IC for wearable device

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By eeNews Europe

Dialog’s DA14580 enables the Xiaomi Mi Band wearable device to deliver up to 30 days of battery power from a single charge, which is more than double the battery life of its closest competitor, creating one of the most energy-efficient connectivity solutions available to consumers today.

Xiaomi’s Mi Band is developed and manufactured by HHTech, an affiliate of Xiaomi. Rapidly growing popularity has seem Xiaomi recently more than double its market value, making it one of the fastest growing consumer electronics companies in China. The newly launched Mi Band wearable is a competitive alternative to more expensive – but less powerful and less energy-efficient – fitness tracking bands from global rivals.

Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity, Automobile & Industrial Business Group for Dialog Semiconductor, said: “The DA14580 provides a real competitive advantage for Xiaomi’s products because engineers using Dialog’s Bluetooth SoC no longer need to compromise on product design due to limited battery capacity: they can build slimmer and more appealing devices equipped with industry-leading energy efficiency that can still meet users’ performance expectations. As a result, consumers can rely on the Xiaomi Mi Band to monitor their physical activity, calorie intake and sleep patterns, without the hassle of frequent charging.”

Dialog’s SmartBond is a highly integrated SoC and the DA14580 requires fewer external components than any other Bluetooth Smart solution available today, while enabling fully hosted applications without an external microcontroller.

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