It announced that the company Qualcomm for the first processor specially designed for devices default and enhanced reality and called it Snapdragon XR1. This was done during the World Expo reality Enhanced the AWE is currently taking place in Santa Clara, California. And said Qualcomm: “The XR1 platform will provide ordinary users experiences X Reality of high quality and will enable developers to develop many devices which will offer XR1 platform special improvements to the experiences of augmented reality with artificial intelligence capabilities that provide interactive better and consuming less energy and efficiency of the thermal better.”
Qualcomm said it is supposed to help XR1 companies processors to build copies of the low cost of the augmented reality and virtual devices, is expected to be her first appearance begins at the end of this year or the beginning of next year, 2019, also announced that the manufacturers of hardware virtual reality and enhanced, such as Meta, VIVE, Vuzix and Picoare are already developing their products depending on custom XR1 processors.
“As technology evolves and consumer demand increases, we believe that X Reality devices will play a key role in consumers’ everyday lives,” said Alex Katuzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Business Unit, Qualcomm. “By integrating powerful visualization, high-resolution sound and rich interactive experiences, the XR1 processors will help create a new era of high-quality mainstream XR devices for consumers.”
Specifications of Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor:
Like the industry-leading Snapdragon 800 processors, XR1 processors rely on Qualcomm’s variable-value computing architecture, including the CPU-based CPU based on ARM architecture, which means it will deliver more efficient performance and power-saving performance. In addition to the Adreno graphics processor to improve machine learning techniques, this will help to enhance the artificial intelligence functions on the devices.
The XR1 platform also supports a multi-capacity AI artificial intelligence engine. This engine provides customers with the ability to handle cases of artificial intelligence using high-performance computer vision algorithms that can help in key situations to use enhanced reality such as better prediction, object classification, etc.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor will also come with the SDK to make it easier for device manufacturers to implement some additional features such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with support for Qualcomm’s communication and security technologies.
For the visual experience will support XR1 video processors accurately 4K up to 60 frames per second of , dual screens and overlays a three – dimensional 3D overlays, with Bkoalcolm ISP’s image signal processor which is called Spectra which will significantly help to reduce unwanted noise to get quality A clearer picture.
Graphical APIs (APIs) including OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan are supported. The platform also features advanced visualization processing capabilities based on technologies such as Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO), which allow users to navigate the virtual world or interact with embedded objects in an enhanced reality experience.
For the audio experience: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor will use Qualcomm audio technologies such as 3D Audio Suite, Aqstic and AptX to provide high-quality sound. It will also contain a system known as HRTF to give the impression that sounds come from a specific point in space that will create a more realistic experience.
For interaction: To facilitate user interaction with embedded or virtual worlds, the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor will support the 3DoF and 6DoF features for item tracking and control, and the manufacturer can set the score (three or six) to use, allowing them to move freely in the virtual world as never before and also interact and play inside it. Integrated integrated sensor and improved sensor integration capabilities allow users to experience high-traffic interactions during a response time well below 20 milliseconds.
Qualcomm’s initial partners include Meta, an enhanced hardware equipment manufacturer, along with Pico, Vuzix and HTC’s Vive, with more partners expected in the next few months.
However, Qualcomm is still convinced that it is a critical future technology, citing IDC’s research, which predicts that sales of virtual reality devices such as HTC Vive Focus and Oculus Go will reach 186 million by 2023 .
“It’s designed specifically for the enhanced and virtual reality glasses category,” said Hugo Suart, Business Manager at Qualcomm at a press conference before the announcement. “It’s a testament to our progress in this area and we have a new vision of future market prospects.”
“The impetus for the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor industry is two-fold: the high price point of current generation AR / VR and the features that are delayed in after-sale accessories, such as with Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View,” said Hugo.
About 45% of consumers believe that existing VRs are expensive. According to research firm Techanalysis, 46% of users prefer independent devices compared to smartphones.