The technology is quite complicated. As consumers, we rarely see all the elements that make a product work. In a device, it is not uncommon to have dozens or perhaps hundreds of parts, from different companies. Goodix Technology is a supplier of these parts, making under-display optical fingerprint scanners and audio solutions, for some of your favorite companies like Samsung, Amazon and Google. The company recently held a showcase at Shenzhen, China during its Goodix Tech Seminar. It revealed new products, like a new Bluetooth LE SoC and time-of-flight (ToF) solutions.
As mentioned earlier, Goodix has launched a new Bluetooth LE SoC, the GR5526 series. As stated on its website, the GR5526 series “can be configured as Broadcaster, Observer, Peripheral, and Central while supporting the use of combinations of all of these roles.” The SoC is Bluetooth 5.3 compatible and has a dedicated GPU, allowing it to output to a display. It supports 454×454 resolution at 30 frames per second and is also 30% more efficient in terms of power consumption compared to its predecessor. As can be seen in the table above, there are four configurations of the SoC, each with slightly different specifications.
30% more efficient in terms of energy consumption
Goodix also shared their news Time-of-flight (ToF) 3D sensing solutions that integrate a ToF image sensor and laser driver that enable a higher level of depth measurement accuracy. Goodix’s solution offers “bbetter ambient light suppression, anti-interference and high dynamic range (HDR)”. This technology can be implemented in several ways, such as in drones, facial recognition tools, etc.
As mentioned earlier, Goodix solutions are something you’ve probably come across but never noticed. Bluetooth LE technology is found in the upcoming Mi Band 7 which will receive an official announcement on May 24.
Update: Goodix clarified that its health sensors will be included in Mi Band 7, not BLE technology.