The market for wearable devices is expected to exceed $6 billion in 2016 according to IMS Research. This exponential increase in demand is accelerated by a wide-range of applications including gaming, healthcare, architecture, and business telepresence. Recent high profile coverage, including Jimmy Fallon's, "It's a game-changer" conclusion on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, underscores VR's rapid move towards a tipping point.
Early VR solutions have faced complex adoption hurdles due to poor performance, weight, bulkiness, and cost. These impediments are all caused by attempts to deliver the "retina" 3D resolution required to eliminate noticeable fixed pattern noise also known as pixel "screen-door" effect and any perceptible latency which further degrades the experience. To meet these requirements, super-computer speeds and near zero latency are mandatory - a combination that has been out of the reach of consumer price points and wireless technology.
Spectra7's VR7100 delivers both the speed and low latency via conductors that are less than 100 microns in diameter and work with Spectra7's integrated power harvesting - thereby setting industry-defining standards for ultra-light, weavable, nano-scale interconnects capable of reaching from headset to compute cluster or gaming machine. As a result, the VR7100 transforms the industrial design of VR platforms, enabling unobtrusive, ultra high bandwidth connectivity between the headset, GPU, and/or personal storage system.
"Wearable Virtual Reality is about to fundamentally transform how we live, work, and play," said Tony Stelliga, CEO of Spectra7. "Spectra7 is constantly pushing the limits with new levels of high speed signal processing to bring virtual reality from a niche into the mainstream consumer marketplace"
The VR7100 features patented chip technology which is optimized to deliver the video bandwidth required for a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience. The chip leverages Spectra7's patented power harvesting algorithms, eliminating the need for any external power source while delivering up to Ultra HD 4K resolution. The VR7100 is available in a miniature, ultra-low profile QFN package measuring 5mm x 5mm.
The VR7100 is available now under the Spectra7 Partner Program.
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