Dhanush SoC will let smart-watches' batteries last a full month
Former Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha's mega-startup, Ineda Systems, claims it has developed a processor for wearable devices that enables 30 days of battery life under standby. Called Dhanush (presumably after the performer of that Kolaveri Di song Hindi word for "longbow"), the platform is said to consume ten times less power than the re-purposed smartphone chipsets used in the current crop of smart-bands and watches.
Dhanush features Hierarchical Computing that allows applications and tasks to run at the right power optimized performance and memory footprint and has an always-on sensor hub optimized for wearable devices. It will come in four versions, ranging between Advanced, Optima, Micro and Nano. Each is designed for specific applications and product segments. Each of these products will aim to provide 30 day always-on battery life, up to ten times less power consumption compared to the current generation of application processors, and be available at consumer price points.
Prominent vendors, including Samsung, Qualcomm, and Imagination Technologies have already poured in a collective $30 million inside the promising technology. In addition, Young Sohn, chief strategy director at Samsung, has a spot in its board of directors. Customer trials for the platform are already happening, while products based on it could be announced in the next six months.
The Dhanush SoC
1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1197; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Here my credit card... and please give me this technology right now!!!
3. fireblade (Posts: 629; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Meh, put snapdragon 800 in a smartwatch like Samsung does in galaxy gear
5. luis.d (Posts: 97; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Aha-a... so Google doesn't know everything, after all!
9. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
But but...is dhanush really that famous..i know the why this kolaveri di song is big hit...but I dunno it's world wide hit...
10. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Dude even a Teens React came out...and got deleted
7. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Seems he did something right while at Motorola.
Many hated his vision for handsets....but this sounds like a game changer. Moto phones are usually good on battery life.
Makes me wonder is that part of the magic behind the Vita's long standby time.
8. rkoforever90 (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
koleveri di is tamil word , and means why this grudge against me girl
11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Suddenly I get the feeling that notifications aren't really what smartwatches are meant for. I mean the screen is already too small for navigation, let alone read notifications.