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World's First Dedicated XR Platform Launched By Qualcomm


05/30/2018




World's First Dedicated XR Platform Launched By Qualcomm
The world's first dedicated Extended Reality (XR) platform has bene launched by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform.
 
High-quality XR experiences are offered to the mainstream users while enabling OEMs to in the development of mainstream devices by this next generation XR1 platform. Better interactivity, power usage and thermal efficiency is also provided by the XR1 platform which also has opportunities for customization for experiences using Augmented Reality (AR) with the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.
 
Work on the first dedicated XR1 platform is already being done by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Meta, VIVE, Vuzix and Picoare, Qualcomm Technologies also said.
 
"As technology evolves and consumer demand grows, we envision XR devices playing a wider variety of roles in consumers' and workers' daily lives," said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Business Unit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "By integrating powerful visuals, high-fidelity audio, and rich interactive experiences, XR1 will help create a new era of high-quality, mainstream XR devices for consumers."
 
The Qualcomm AI Engine, its Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), vector processor and the ARM-based multicore Central Processing Unit (CPU) which are part of Qualcomm Technologies' heterogeneous compute architecture are integrated into the XR1 platform. Qualcomm Technologies connectivity and security technologies, the Snapdragon XR Software Development Kit (SDK), machine learning and an advanced XR software service layer are among the other key features of the platform.
 
On-device processing with the help of an AI engine in also provided by the XR1 platform.
 
Ultra-high-definition 4K video resolution at up to 60 frames per second for high-quality VR HMDs is also supported by the XR1 platform which will allow users to experience their favorite movies, programs and sports. A significantly enhanced final picture in high-quality AR headsets through the reduction of unwanted noise from snapshots will also be provided to users with the help of the new hardware and software algorithms embedded in the Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor (ISP).
 
Support for leading graphics, 3D overlays, dual-display support and hardware accelerated composition will also help to provide a range of display options by the integrated display processor.
 
Bluetooth playback and high-fidelity audio experiences along with "always-on, always-listening" voice assistance is also provided by the XR1 platform with the help of Qualcomm Technologies 3D Audio Suite, Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Technologies, and Qualcomm aptX Audio.
 
XR1 also offers a range of new XR playground for mainstream users and not only allows them free movement in the virtual world which the company claims would be unmatched with any experience before, but also allows doe interaction and playing within it with the help of three- and six-degrees of freedom (3DoF, 6DoF) head tracking and controller capabilities of the XR devices.
 
(Source:www.prnewswire.com)






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