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Qualcomm VR Reference Design – CES 2019

Qualcomm has introduced a new virtual reality (VR) reference design based on its latest mobile chip Snapdragon 845. The new system, called the Snapdragon 845 mobile VR platform, will use the company’s latest mobile chips to support new features such as foveated rendering and room-scale tracking. Qualcomm said it has evolved to “promote the next generation of VR experience”, including A variety of new architectures and subsystems are designed to provide a “unique experience that blurs the boundaries between physics and the virtual world”.

“With the Snapdragon 845 mobile VR platform, we support the next wave of smartphones and standalone VR headsets to create future immersive applications and experiences for our customers and developers.” Qualcomm will use its Hexagon DSP technology to enhance the new platform. Power improvement, it achieves a high quality VR experience with low latency, high frame rate and smooth head tracking performance.

The new system will use Qualcomm’s latest Adreno 630 vision processing subsystem to achieve this goal, providing integrated graphics, video and display processing technology. Compared to the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform, the company said its display throughput will be original. double.

“The Snapdragon Mobile VR platform delivers the highest performance to meet the high computing demands of the standalone VR product category,” added Ash Jhaveri, vice president of business development for Oculus and Facebook. “Qualcomm’s technology is combined with Oculus’ expertise to provide the best independent VR technology.”