Watchmaker Swatch Just Made The World’s Smallest Bluetooth Chip
The Swatch Group has claimed that it has built the world’s smallest Bluetooth chip. The minuscule integrated circuit, which has been designed by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R & D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), has an area of 5-millimeter square. The small surface, however, is embedded with as many as five million transmitters.
Apart from claiming that it is the smallest Bluetooth chip ever made, Swatch also claims that the chip consumes the lowest energy and has the highest start-up speed capabilities in comparison to others. The chip will be available with the latest Bluetooth standard, version 5.0. During the launch, Swatch rolled out a statement saying
The ultra-miniaturization of electronic components is crucial for the densification of functions in portable electronic devices and for the Internet of Things. It can work alone or in conjunction with various sensors; system integrators can take advantage of a micro-controller with very low power consumption or can use the chip to add a Bluetooth communication function to any portable electronic device
This might be a comeback shot by the Swiss watchmaking group, given its downfall of 9.9% in watch exports last year. It marked the biggest drop in 7 years for the Swatch Group.