Samsung Electronics has unveiled its latest push into the Internet of Things (IoT) with a range of chips to bridge the gap between connected devices.
Samsung’s new range of Artik technology chips will feature the Artik 1, which is intended for use in wearables and IoT end nodes. Described as ‘the size of a skittle’, Samsung claim that within a wearable device Artik 1 will provide ‘three weeks of use on a single charge’, while being always-on and paired to a smartphone.
Samsung believe that the Artik technology will combat many of the challenges facing IoT adoption, such as ‘disconnected apps and ecosystems’. The company state that Artik chips will help accelerate the development of smarter IoT devices, with its open platform easily customisable to allow for rapid deployment.
Young Sohn, president of Samsung Electronics, spoke about the new chips at the World Internet of Things conference and explained that Artik technology will now become the standard across Samsung products, with the chips used to enhance Samsung’s current product range.
Writing in a blog post for Samsung, Sohn stated: ‘We are providing the industry’s most advanced, open and secure platform for developing IoT products. With this family of Artik offerings, Samsung is directly addressing the needs of the widest range of customers, uses and applications.’