MediaTek already have a few low-energy chipsets for smartwatches and other wearables, but there’s already another that’s announced.
MediaTek announced the new MT2523 series as part of its CES 2016 announcements.
The MT2523 seems to be tailor made for smartwatches, rather than any other wearable.
Here’s what MediaTek has to say about the MT2523:
MediaTek’s MT2523 product family is based around a highly integrated system in package (SiP) that contains a micro controller unit (MCU), dual-mode Bluetooth, GPS and a power management unit (PMU). The MCU enables wearable devices with lower power consumption and smaller form factors than Android Wear. The display component supports MIPI-DSI and serial interfaces, resulting in a high-resolution mobile screen. It includes 2D capabilities of true color, per pixel alpha channel and anti-aliasing fonts, plus 1-bit index color to save memory and computing power. MT2523’s low power comes from its ARM Cortex-M4 processor, which combines high-efficiency signal processing functionality with low power, low cost and ease-of-use benefits.
According to MediaTek, the MT2523 will be made available to OEMs so devices running on the platform can be launched in the first half of this year.