MediaTek presented MT2511, the first chipset by MediaTek with sensors to measure vital factors for medical and fitness devices. This chipset is able to gather information about human health using electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) simultaneously.
Health monitoring through mobile devices is one of the most perspective directions of hi-tech development. Only now we began to realize what a huge impact wearable electronics can have on health care and fitness”, said JC Hsu, MediaTech’s vice president and executive director of the Internet of Things. “Having tiny dimensions of 3 by 3.4 millimeter and being highly energy sufficient, a fully integrated chipset MT2511 will become a perfect solution for a wide range of gadgets, for example, smart watches and bracelets.
Due to extended dynamic range (more than 100 bd) and high sample rate from 64 to 4KHz, MT2511 eliminates the problems of signal interference and obstacles created by extra body motions during monitoring of electrical signals produced by heart activity. The accurate analysis of middle rhythm with the help of MT2511 allows to use it for electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, pulse-oxymetry and blood pressure data.
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The efficiency of MT2511 is determined by the photoplethysmography to assess heartbeat intervals and blood pressure taking . Memory modules SRAM for power consumption minimization during sleep heart rate monitoring also contributes to it.
MT2511 is fully compatible with existing MediaTek’s solutions for wearable electronics and the Internet of Things, including MT2502, MT2523 и MT2601 for Android Wear, which enables the manufacturers to develop devices for different needs. This compatibility allows creating both simple and complicated wearables, with screens or not, connecting MT2511 in one device with full-featured chipset or with basic microcontrollers to perform specific tasks.
MT2511 is to start massive production in the first half of 2016.