Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 Targets Stand-Alone XR Hardware
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon XR1 Platform, a system-on-a-chip dedicated to stand-alone virtual/augmented reality headsets. Much like Qualcomm's mobile platforms, the XR1 contains multiple modules that together enable powerful extended reality experiences. The XR1 includes a dedicated Kryo CPU, Adreno GPU, Hexagon VPU, and Qualcomm's Spectra ISP, in addition to dedicated wifi, security, and location modules. Qualcomm says the XR1 can handle 4K video playback at 60 frames per second, OLED support, voice-command user interfaces, six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) head tracking and 6DoF/3DoF controller tracking with 20ms latencies. On the audio side it includes aptX/aptX HD, low-latency high-definition surround, and active noise cancellation. The XR1 also packs Qualcomm's neural networking technology for AI-based prediction and assistance. Qualcomm has an initial list of hardware partners that have agreed to use the XR1 in their future devices, including Meta, VIVE, Vuzix, and Picoare. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon XR Software Development Kit includes all the tools developers need to put the XR1 to use.
Snapdragon 855 Aims to Be the Best At Everything for 5G Phones
Dec 5, 2018
Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.