Qualcomm made a series of announcements at IFA in Berlin, involving virtual reality (VR), smartwatches and home entertainment.
Qualcomm announced its first virtual reality reference platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ VR820, based on the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor. (See: Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Virtual Reality reference platform.) The Snapdragon VR820 enables OEMs to quickly develop standalone head mounted displays (HMDs) optimised for VR content and applications while meeting the processing and performance demands of an all-in-one, dedicated VR headset.
The company is also working with Fossil Group using the Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor to power the Fossil Q Marshal and Fossil Q Wander smartwatches. (See: Qualcomm and Fossil announce Smartwatches based on Snapdragon Wear.)
This announcement marks the first Fossil Group brand to ship smartwatches based on the next generation Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.
Finally, Qualcomm introduced two solutions for home entertainment, the QCA9379 combo chip with support for dual-stream Wi-Fi® 802.11ac and Bluetooth® 4.2, and a 4K Ultra HD media box reference platform using the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor.
Both solutions extend the Company’s portfolio for home entertainment and are designed to support interactive and engaging media experiences in upcoming streaming devices, set-top-boxes and smart TV products (See: Connectivity and reference platform solutions for Home Entertainment experiences.)
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