MediaTek Teams up with WPG for Hardware Development Kit of Wearable Devices

12 Oct

The creative lab under Taiwan’s MediaTek announced on October 11th that the LinkIT 2523 Hardware development Kit (HDK) for wearable devices that it built with Silicon Application Corp (SAC), a distributor under WPG Holdings, is now available on the market. The HDK, which is based on MediaTek’s MT2523G chipset, will be ideal for developing more sophisticated wearable devices such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, health monitors, emergency locators and more.

MediaTek pointed out that this new addition of HDK to its Development Platform will allow more professional developers to have easier access to leading technologies and to create exciting and compelling wearable products. The main characteristics of LinkIt 2523 HDK include its dual-mode Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Bluetooth 4.2 and low Energy with integral antenna. HDK also supports dual-mode Bluetooth and comprehensive GNSS standards, and has industry leading performance in terms of time-to-first-fix (TTFF), accuracy and power consumption.

MediaTek further stated that this is the second HDK that supports LinkIt Development Platform for RTOS. The goal of the LinkIt Development Platform for RTOS is to make it easier for developers to create code that powers a range of wearables and IoT devices. This HDK is equipped with integral HDK antenna for GPS and SMA to enable fast, low-power, high-precision positioning with connector for GLONASS as well as flexible power charging options.

In addition, the development board of LinkIt 2523 HDK also supports external charging and USB (5V) charging, additional onboard memory (eMMC) or the option to use a microSD card. It also comes with integrated display and versatile peripheral options that can be used for a broad range of wearable devices, including smartwatches, fitness trackers and wristbands incorporating various sensors.