Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon XR1 Platform
Qualcomm has introduced at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) the new Snapdragon XR1 platform which is the world’s first dedicated Extended Reality (XR) platform, which combines augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR).
The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 is the company’s next-generation platform that offers mainstream users high-quality XR experiences while enabling OEMs to develop mainstream devices. It has special optimizations for Augmented Reality (AR) experiences with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities for better interactivity, power consumption and thermal efficiency.
It sports an ARM-based multicore CPU, vector processor, GPU, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Spectra ISP, Qualcomm Technologies 3D Audio Suite, Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Technologies, Qualcomm aptX Audio, and support for 4K videos at 60fps for VR HMDs and three- and six-degrees (3DoF, 6DoF) head tracking and controller capabilities.
Qualcomm Technologies also announced that OEMs Meta, VIVE, Vuzix and Picoare, are already developing on the first dedicated XR1 platform.