Empowering engineers with comprehensive wearables resource centre

21-02-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Industrial

Mouser supplies designers and engineers with up-to-date and trusted resources through its comprehensive wearables resource centre. From smartwatches and fitness trackers to the world of AR and VR headsets, the company delves into many topics, trends, solutions, and products to give engineers the required information and equipment to evolve the realm of wearable technology further.

With a growing number of companies and individuals including wearables in their daily lives, staying updated on the latest developments in this field is vital. The company provides insightful articles, such as what weird, wacky, wearables are emerging on the market to change the way we live – granting engineers knowledge about what is new and how they can create their own applications through an extensive catalogue of products, eBooks, articles, and blogs.

As technology advances, the varied points of information we can gather, such as vital signs through printable sensors, become more accurate and serviceable – supporting a new era of wearable tech. This hub provides everything engineers will require to design devices supporting applications, including the convenience of tracking fitness and sleeping patterns to more crucial applications such as monitoring health in critical patients.

For wearable solutions, the company stocks the industry's widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, including the following examples:

The MAX8614x pulse oximeter and heart-rate sensors from Analog Devices are ideal for various optical-sensing applications, such as pulse oximetry and heart rate detection. They feature optimised architecture for transmissive and reflective heart rate and ultra-low-power operation for body wearable devices.

The AS7058 integrated analogue front end by ams OSRAM is a multi-vital sign monitoring device that delivers complete photoplethysmogram, electrocardiogram, body impedance, and electrodermal activity. With multiple activity monitoring systems included, the sensor can calculate body composition and the skin's water content for applications from fitness bands to medical patches.

The ENS161 digital metal-oxide multi-gas sensor from ScioSense has four sensor elements based on MOX technology. The multi-gas sensor allows wearables to perform continuous air quality monitoring. The sensor is designed with a low-power operating mode, lowering power consumption to 700μA in a 3mm × 3mm × 0.9mm LGA package.

The QM45500 Wi-Fi 7 front-end module from Qorvo delivers integrated matching technology and layout efficiency for various applications. The module is optimised for a wide 3V to 5V operating range, making it ideal for facilitating wireless connectivity in wearable devices.

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By Seb Springall