Qualcomm Is Set to Unveil Augmented and Virtual Reality Chip

Augmented and Virtual Reality Chip

May 27, 2018 at 10:45AM


On May 23, Bloomberg reported that wireless technology giant Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOMintends to “unveil a dedicated chip to power stand-alone virtual-reality and augmented-reality headsets” as early as next week.

The chip is expected to be called the Snapdragon XR1 and will apparently be a “system-on-a-chip with a main processing unit, a graphics processor, security functions and components to handle artificial intelligence tasks.”

“The product is designed to make it easier for hardware manufacturers to build headsets that are cheap, powerful and energy-efficient,” Bloomberg reports, noting that current stand-alone headsets typically employ repurposed smartphone processors. Read More

Virtual Reality may soon become commonplace which solutions such as these that enable manufacturers to produce VR headsets in cost effective ways. This is good news for people who are yet to experience the technology and are waiting for less pricey options to come up.

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