Wearable fitness and activity monitors compose a sizeable portion of the growing wearables market. These small devices provide consumers a highly convenient option to track and monitor health information, send and receive notifications, and more. They can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a belt, and typically offer multi-standard wireless connectivity — from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to cellular baseband — as well as smart features like biosensing, music or video playback, and touch/voice command capability. These high levels of functionality are expected to perform reliably with minimal heat output and long battery life in an unobtrusive, comfortable form factor for users. Because wearables are designs to remain on the user’s person, they also need to be durable enough to be able to withstand harsh conditions and wide temperature ranges.
Our battery chargers, supervisory circuits, USB and load switches, converters, regulators, WLED and LED drivers, charge pumps, LCD power supplies, Class-D audio amplifiers, motor drivers, and operational amplifiers help maximize battery life and accelerate the design process. These highly efficient, reliable products minimize the number of required rails and enable higher power density in smaller solution sizes.
MPS’s highly efficient, cost-effective solutions provide everything needed to design and power the next generation of wearable fitness and activity monitors.