Qualcomm’s collaboration with Microsoft isn’t limited to PC processors. The two are working together on a number of projects to promote augmented reality and the metaverse, including the creation of custom chips for AR glasses. The businesses didn’t say much about the chips or the eventual devices, but they did promise “lightweight” and “energy-efficient” wearables. To put it another way, you could desire to wear this eyewear for a long time.
Latest technology of custom chips for AR glasses
- Qualcomm and Microsoft have teamed together to create a unique augmented reality processor that will enable AR glasses within Microsoft’s ecosystems.
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- The business claimed it is collaborating with Google to create a rich and immersive experience, and it wants to use Microsoft Mesh and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform.
- Qualcomm said both firms believe in the metaverse, and the chipmaker is collaborating with Microsoft to develop and accelerate the adoption of augmented reality at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
An arrangement like this isn’t entirely unexpected.
Microsoft has long spoken about making its HoloLens headgear more accessible to the general public. These custom chips for AR glasses won’t definitely make it into consumer glasses, but they might be a big step in the right direction. Qualcomm may be able to better control the future of AR as a result of this, since it will no longer have to worry about Meta and other firms dominating the metaverse and dictating its parameters.
Unsurprisingly, the cooperation will rely on tools like as Microsoft’s Mesh virtual collaboration tool and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces XR development system. There was no indication of what platforms the glasses will work on, although it’s reasonable to assume they’ll be compatible with Windows.