Huawei announced today that the world’s first and only Kirin A1 chipset exclusively for wearables will be launched in India early next month. The Kirin A1 supports both BT 5.1 & BLE 5.1, the latter of which also supports low power consumption.
Kirin A1 comes with an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power application processor and an independent power management unit, all within a mere 4.3mm x4.4mm.
According to Huawei, the Kirin A1 chip’s ultra-energy efficient Cortex-M7 processor has achieved a maximum energy consumption rate of 10uA/MHz, far below the industry’s 30uA/MHZ power consumption level. The combination of the Cortex-M7’s powerful multi-sensors, as well as from the capacitive sensor, optical heart rate sensor, and additional sensors such as accelerometer sensor and six axis sensor, is crafted to deliver the most accurate body recognition and monitoring capabilities, thereby disrupting the status quo of the wearable devices industry.
In marathons, professional running, and other high-intensity sports training, the heart rate changes rapidly, which requires the processor to respond quickly. The HUAWEI Kirin A1 Cortex-M7 processor has a maximum frequency of 200MHz. This ahead—of-the-league performance gives an accurate and real time reading of heart rate, delivering results similar to that of professional testing equipment. The chipset enables users to enjoy their exercise routines safely and better their performance, by leveraging enhanced data quality as stated by Huawei in its press statement.