To stay the course in this area, manufacturers need to emphasise minimum “time-to-market” for new products. That’s the aim envisaged by Maxim with their High-Sensitivity Pulse Oximeter and Heart-Rate Sensor, MAX30102. Power consumption is very low, board footprint is greatly reduced, and development is assisted by an evaluation kit.
- Small board footprint without any loss of performance due to the integration of LED, photoelectric detectors, optical elements, and low noise electronics due to good rejection of ambient light;
- Very low power consumption at 1.8V (and separate 5 V power for the integrated LED);
- Ease of design: the evaluation board, with integrated accelerometer module, allows the user to get hands-on quickly.