A development platform for use in designing low-power wearable devices has been launched by Lattice Semiconductor. Based on the iCE40 Ultra FPGA, the platform features a large number of sensors and peripherals.

“One of the more popular applications to emerge from the growing Internet of Things market is wearable devices,” said product marketing manager Ying Chen. “However, with so many potential applications for wearables and their strict power requirements, it’s a challenge to find a semiconductor platform that features the right combination of low power operation and peripheral support.”

Hardware features and sensors supported by the iCE40 Ultra Wearable Development Platform include a 1.54in display, MEMS microphone, high brightness LED, IR LED, Bluetooth LE module and 32Mbyte of flash memory. The platform also supports sensors capable of measuring heart rate/SpO2, skin temperature and pressure, as well as an accelerometer and gyroscope.

The platform, which measures 1.5 x 1.57 x 0.87in, comes with a wrist strap and a built in battery.