Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Google today announced that they are developing a RISC-V wearable platform for use with Wear OS by Google.
This new platform will power next-generation Wear OS smartwatches and other wearable devices and is expected to offer significant improvements in performance and power efficiency.
RISC-V is an open-source instruction set architecture (ISA) that is gaining popularity in a wide range of applications, from embedded systems to supercomputers. It is known for its flexibility, scalability, and low power consumption.
The Qualcomm and Google RISC-V wearable platform will be based on the company’s Snapdragon Wear platform, which is the leading silicon provider for the Wear OS ecosystem. The new platform will be optimized for Wear OS and will include a number of features designed to improve performance and battery life.
“We are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies on this new RISC-V based wearable platform,” said Bjorn Kilburn, GM of Wear OS by Google.
“We believe that RISC-V has the potential to revolutionize the wearable market, and we are committed to working with Qualcomm Technologies to make sure that our platform is the best possible platform for developers and OEMs.”
The Qualcomm and Google RISC-V wearable platform is expected to be available in commercial products shortly. Elsewhere, the tech maker also announced new made-for-gamers Snapdragon G Series processors not too long ago.