Qualcomm this week introduced what it called the world’s first platform dedicated to “extended reality.”
Company officials said the Snapdragon XR1 offers “high-quality XR experiences” to mainstream users — and allows manufacturers to develop mainstream devices for augmented reality and virtual reality.
Devices makers Meta, VIVE, Vuzix and Pico are already working with the XR1 platform, Qualcomm added.
“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,” Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of Qualcomm Technologies’ Mobile Business Unit, said in a statement.
The company said the system would offer three- and six-degrees of freedom head tracking and controller capabilities for devices, as well as support ultra-high-definition 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.
The XR1 platform, officials said, also includes “special optimizations” for AR applications, including an artificial intelligence capabilities that enable on-device processing — along with improved interactivity, power consumption and thermal efficiency.
The company debuted the system at this week’s Augmented World Expo in Silicon Valley.