Open-Source Virtual Reality Consortium Selects Xilinx All Programmable Devices to Enable Industry's First, Fully Upgradable Virtual Reality Headset

SAN JOSE, Calif -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that the Open-Source Virtual Reality Consortium has selected Xilinx All Programmable devices to enable the industry's first, fully upgradable virtual reality headset, the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) Hacker Development Kit. This development kit provides virtual reality developers a completely modularized platform to create their content on the OSVR and includes a positioning and head tracking device, a display, and double lens optics.

Co-founded by Razer, a world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, the OSVR sets an open standard for virtual reality input devices, games and output to create the best possible virtual reality experiences. Xilinx, a member of the OSVR ecosystem, provides critical technologies that accelerates the virtual reality platform deployment with shorter production times and variety of interface standards including HDMI, Display Port and USB.

"Xilinx FPGAs and All Programmable SoCs provide customization options to make the Hacker Development Kit versatile and easy to reprogram. This allows developers to make tweaks for added functionality like multiple sensors and algorithms for computer vision processing," said Lau Lee Yang, senior director for OSVR business development at Razer. "In the near future the Hacker Development Kit will also be able to offload software processing tasks such as optical distortion correction using its hardware and potentially perform image enhancement functions."

"We are proud to provide the industry's first modular Virtual Reality headset, the OSVR Hacker Development Kit with Razer," said Steven Fong, director of the consumer market segment at Xilinx. "Xilinx's industry-leading, All Programmable product portfolio is perfect for applications like the OSVR platform that need a low density programmable solution with a broad feature set for varying levels of integration, performance and power at a low cost."


The OSVR Hacker Development Kit has started shipping to selected developers. Additional information and priority access registration can be found at

About OSVR

OSVR™ is a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality input devices, games and output to provide the best possible VR game experience. Supported by industry leaders, the OSVR framework unites developers and gamers alike under a single platform. Plug in. Play Everything.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit


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