SPARK’s UWB technology will provide ultra-low latency and low power, with real-time data streaming
Montreal, Canada, and Stockholm, Sweden, April 11, 2023 – SPARK Microsystems, a Canadian fabless semiconductor company specializing in next-generation ultra-wideband (UWB), today announced that Swedish watch innovator Platonum has chosen SPARK’s UWB technology to provide ultra-low latency and low power, real-time data streaming for Platonum’s first series of Deep AugmentTM watches. Platonum is the world’s first timepiece built with this unique technology and materials that handle all computation outside of the device, achieving near-limitless speeds and computing power for customizable content streamed directly to the watch.
“Platonum’s new Deep AugmentTM watch represents a true revolution in consumer lifestyles and is creating a new market segment of cutting-edge watches,” said Julie Delamarre, SPARK Microsystems, Vice President of EMEA Sales. “ The Platonum watch is based on unique engineering, making it a visionary product enabled by the short-range data streaming capabilities of SPARK’s UWB technology.
The ultra-low power SPARK UWB wireless transceiver enables a new class of short-range wireless connectivity applications, exemplified by Platonum. The SPARK UWB wireless transceiver achieves an order of magnitude greater energy efficiency, latency and ranging than Bluetooth Low Energy or ZigBee at faster data rates, supporting uninterrupted data streaming as well as accurate ranging and positioning.
“SPARK’s UWB technology was designed into the watch because its capabilities are an enabler to the vision of our product,” said Thomas Eriksson, Platonum, Founder and CEO. “These capabilities will allow our customers to use something unique and tailor-made.”
Platonum breaks customers’ dependence on disposable embedded chipsets by moving computation outside the watch. Leveraging interactive real-time streaming, there’s no need to replace any parts to stay cutting-edge. Processing power upgrades happen on the server making each Platonum infinitely adaptable. There are currently no competitors capable of delivering the same versatility and power. Platonum is a beautiful watch designed, engineered, and assembled by hand in Sweden.
Platonum builds tailor-made watches with unique technology and materials, creating a new set of customer expectations utilizing the Deep AugmentTM Solution.
UX Stream, a sister company to Platonum, is a software company with a unique MIRSTM technology (Mobile Interactive Real-Time Streaming). UX Stream’s streaming solution can pack a large amount of processing power into a small frame, going straight from the server to the user, bypassing all hardware walls to enable richer, faster, and more innovative interfaces and applications. UX Stream’s end-to-end solution brings any application to any device. The Deep AugmentTM Solution is built using MIRSTM from UX Stream.
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About SPARK Microsystems
SPARK Microsystems is building next generation short-range wireless communication devices. SPARK UWB provides high data rate and very low latency wireless communication links at an ultra-low power profile, making it ideal for personal area networks (PANs) used in mobile, consumer and IoT-connected products. Leveraging patented technologies, SPARK Microsystems strives to minimize and ultimately eliminate wires and batteries from a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit www.sparkmicro.com.
SPARK Media Contact:
Jenna Beaucage, Rainier Communications