Mouser launches comprehensive wearables resource centre

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Mouser has added a wearables resource centre to its website that covers wearables from smartwatches and fitness trackers to AR and VR headsets.

From smartwatches and fitness trackers to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets, the Mouser hub provides a multitude of topics, trends, solutions, and products to give engineers the necessary information and equipment to help them develop wearable technology.

With an increasing number of wearable devices being incorporated into users’ daily lives, it is crucial to stay updated on the latest developments in this field.

Mouser is offering a mix of insightful articles, including what devices are emerging on the market and gives engineers knowledge about what's new and how they can create their own applications through an expansive catalogue of products, eBooks, articles, and blogs.

As technology advances, the various points of information that can be gathered, such as vital signs through printable sensors, become more accurate and serviceable – are helping to bolster new wearable tech.

Consequently, Mouser's hub can provide engineers with everything they will need to design for devices that can support applications, including the convenience of tracking fitness and sleeping patterns to more crucial applications such as monitoring health in critical patients.

For wearable solutions, Mouser stocks a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components. Examples include:

  • The MAX8614x pulse oximeter and heart-rate sensors from Analog Devices (ADI) for a wide variety of optical-sensing applications, such as pulse oximetry and heart rate detection. They feature optimised architecture for transmissive and reflective heart rate, as well as 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 provides complete photoplethysmogram, electrocardiogram, body impedance, and electrodermal activity. With multiple activity monitoring systems included, the sensor can measure 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 is based on metal oxide (MOX) technology with four sensor elements. The ENS161 multi-gas sensor enables wearables to perform continuous air quality monitoring. The sensor is designed with a low-power operating mode, reducing power consumption down to 700 μA in a 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.9 mm LGA package.
  • The QM45500 Wi-Fi 7 front-end module from Qorvo offers integrated matching technology and layout efficiency for various applications. The module is optimised for a broad 3 V to 5 V operating range, making it ideal for enabling wireless connectivity in wearable devices.