Qualcomm has just unveiled its first augmented reality (AR) reference design based on the Snapdragon XR1 platform, which is equipped to deliver high-performance, immersive experiences, and lower power consumption. Put simply, it’s an AR smart viewer with versatility to tether to a compatible smartphone, Windows PC, or processing puck, all the while being optimized for devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Platforms. Read more for a video and additional information.
This platform has split-processing that enables the AR smart viewer’s on-device optimizations to deliver a 30% reduction in overall power consumption on the system. When tethered to a PC, the smart viewer combines plane detection and the ability to render multiple virtual displays to allow virtual PC windows to be anchored to planes in the real world. Plus, it offers support for an 8MB RGB camera with image stabilization on the AR smart viewer delivers hands-free, “See What I See” use cases like remote assistance, while dual monochrome cameras on the smart viewer enable six- degrees of freedom (6DoF) head tracking as well as hand tracking with gesture recognition.
With the global deployment and success of our Nreal Light device, we are committed to delivering more content and innovative user experiences in the future. Split-processing between a glass and smartphone or host device unlocks a new type of immersion and we look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies to drive that roadmap,” said Chi Xu, founder and CEO, Nreal.