29 Sep '14, 12am

Designing for wearables: Tremendous opportunity but not without challenges #wearabletech

There’s been much buzz about wearables in recent years but little real traction so far. While Apple’s Watch announcement earlier this month shined a spotlight on the segment, there are still design and supply-chain challenges to overcome before engineers and industry players can begin to fully take advantage of the rapidly increasing wearables opportunity. Many believe the wide-open wearables space, a hot topic at next week's Designers of Things conference , will be won not by a single industry player or platform, but by the maker community and open-source replications on designs. Freescale is taking that route with the WaRP (Wearables Reference Platform, photo right) open-source community board designed from the ground up specifically for the wearables space. Robert Thompson, Freescale business development manager, recently spoke to EDN about design and sourcing issues in...

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