Fujitsu Smartphone Integrates Maxim’s Key Healthcare Sensor

ujitsu Connected Technologies Limited has integrated the heart rate sensor of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. into its F-01L Raku Raku smartphone. The smartphone can measure heart rate and sleep patterns and can be used for applications such as pedometers.

Maxim’s MAX30101 sensor enables the smartphone to also measure stress levels and ageing of blood vessels. The Raku Raku smartphone Series is popular among Japan’s senior citizens and is user-friendly even among first-time smartphone users.

Promotes Better Healthcare
The MAX30101 enables accurate measurements of vital signs using sophisticated algorithms produced by Fujitsu Connected Technologies. The sensor is part of Maxim’s portfolio of biosensors for health-related applications. By integrating various functions, the module provides a complete system solution to ease the design-in process for mobile and wearable devices. In addition, it operates on a single 1.8V power supply and a separate 5.0V power supply for the internal LEDs.

The module can be shut down through software with near-zero standby current, allowing the power rails to remain powered at all times. Communication is through a standard I2C-compatible interface, and it operates in temperature ranging from -40 to 85˚C.

The MX30101 sensor is available in small 5.6×3.3×1.55mm, 14-pin optical module with programmable sample rate and LED current that provide ultralow-power operation of less than 1mW for mobile devices and a typical ultralow shutdown current of 0.7μA.

“It is our great pleasure to have our Raku Raku Smartphone F-01L equipped with the MAX30101,” said Naohide Kushige, Deputy Head of Business Unit and General Manager of Product Division at Fujitsu Connected Technologies. “This adoption has enabled the acquisition of new vital-sign data, leading to further improvement of applications in the Raku Raku Smartphone F-01L to support users’ health. We expect it to make people more conscious about health and help them lead a healthier life.”

Andrew Baker, Managing Director, Industrial and Healthcare Business Unit at Maxim Integrated said, “The adoption of the MAX30101 into this popular smartphone is a significant step toward extending important vital-sign measurement functions to a wider population.”