SWATCH GROUP R & D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have created the world’s smallest Bluetooth chip on the market.
The chip, which consists of more than 5 million transistors on a surface of about 5 square millimetres, has already qualified to meet the latest Bluetooth standard, version 5.0.
Swatch Group claim that it is not just the smallest Bluetooth chip on the market, but that it has the lowest energy consumption and its high-speed start-up capability is unparalleled compared to competitors.
“This innovation demonstrates once again the Group’s technological excellence and its micro-technological know-how. Swatch Group is also one of the world leaders in circuits and systems with very low energy consumption, as well as in technologies adapted to small connected objects (the Internet of Things),” read a statement from the Swatch Group.
Designed for maximum flexibility, it can work alone or in conjunction with various sensors and has been designed to meet the needs of small connected objects, in particular with watches.
The platform will be built around a completely new and bespoke operating system, stated Swatch Gorup and CSEM, who are working together to develop a unique Swiss-made ecosystem.
SWATCH GROUP CREATE THE WORLD’S SMALLEST BLUETOOTH CHIP