Controller’s high-performance and ultra-low power enable multifunctionality

24-03-2020 | Renesas | Semiconductors

Renesas Electronics Corporation has announced that Casio has adopted the company's ultra-low power consumption RE Family controller as the main controller of the new Casio G-SHOCK watch GBD-H1000 which includes heart rate monitor and GPS functionality.

The ultra-low power controller performs high-load internal watch processing while using very little power. This makes it feasible to construct user-friendly watches that provide an array of functions while needing just solar power for charging during daily use.

“The development of GBD-H1000 necessitated technical innovation to achieve processing performance that went beyond a mere linear extension of the capabilities of previous processors,” said Yuichi Masuda, senior executive managing officer, senior general manager of Product Development Headquarters, senior general manager of Timepiece Business Unit, Business Strategy Headquarters at Casio. “We selected Renesas’ SOTB technology for its superior results in terms of both performance and power efficiency. I am deeply grateful for the tremendous contribution of the Renesas RE Family to the functional advances of the GBD-H1000.”

“I am honoured that Casio has adopted the Renesas RE Family as the main controller for their new G-SHOCK watch,” said Hiroto Nitta, senior vice president, head of SoC Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “I am deeply impressed by Casio’s commitment and passion to develop something that has never been achieved before, and I am delighted that together, we were able to break through the technical hurdles to extend the multifunctionality of G-SHOCK. I look forward to continuing our collaboration with Casio in pursuit of further technological innovation in future and to working together on the development of new products that will enrich people’s lives.”

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