The Dhanush WPU is an industry-first Wearable SOC that addresses all the needs of the wearable device market. It features Hierarchical Computing that allows applications and tasks to run at the right power optimized performance and memory footprint and has an always-on sensor hub optimized for wearable devices.
Dhanush Product Line
The Dhanush WPU family consists of 4 product tiers – Advanced, Optima, Micro and Nano – which are designed for specific applications and product segments. Each of these products will aim to provide 30 day always-on battery life, up to 10x power consumption reduction compared to the current generation of application processors and be available at consumer price points.
Designed to include all the features required in a high end wearable device – rich graphics and user interface – along with the capability to run a mobile class operating system such as Android.
Dhanush-Advanced WPU - INCDHAD1 - is now available for early customer sampling.
“SHASTRA-A” – our INCDHAD1-based Software Development Kit is now available for evaluation and product development.
Dhanush-Optima SOC is a subset of the Dhanush-Advanced and retains all the same features except the capability of running a mobile class operating system. It offers enough compute and memory footprint required to run mid-range wearable devices.
“SHASTRA-A” - Our Advanced variant-based Software Development Kit can be used for evaluation and product development intended for the Optima SoC.
Dhanush-Micro SOC is designed for use in microcontroller class of smart watches that have increased compute and memory footprint. This contains a sensor hub CPU subsystem that takes care of the Always-on functionality of wearable devices.
Dhanush-Micro WPU - INCDHMC1 - is now available for early customer sampling.
“SHASTRA-M” - our INCDHMC1-based Software Development Kit is now available for evaluation and product development.
Dhanush-Nano SOC is designed for simple wearable devices that require microcontroller class of compute and memory footprint.
“SHASTRA-M” - Our Micro variant-based Software Development Kit can be used for evaluation and product development intended for the Nano SoC.
SHASTRA Development Kit
The reference development kits designed with DHANUSH WPU, are called “SHASTRA” which in Sanskrit means Weapon (शस्र). SHASTRA Boards are based on the reference design for the DHANUSH WPU with all external components mounted on-board to realize the complete wearable device functionality. The Reference boards are packaged with all the required software for developing various wearable device applications.
The SHASTRA Software Development Kit (SDK) offers:
- Unified Development Environment (OS, Drivers, Services, APIs, Sample Applications)
- Integrated Resource Management
- Integrated Power Management
- GUI Framework
- User Guides, Tools & Build Utilities
- Power Profiling Tools
There are 2 variants of SHASTRA SDKs available for evaluation and product development:
SHASTRA-A is the reference platform for the DHANUSH ADVANCED variant WPU – INCDHAD1.
SHASTRA-M is the reference platform for the DHASNUSH MICRO variant WPU - INCDHMC1.