Qualcomm Unveils AR Chipset for Smart Glasses

Qualcomm Unveils AR Chipset for Smart Glasses

Qualcomm announced its new AR chipset developed for use in smart glasses. The company claims it will aid in the creation of wearables able to be used comfortably for extended periods of time.

During the company’s Snapdragon Summit 2022, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 platform, its latest product designed for the metaverse and spatial computing ecosystem. Among the device-makers using the chipset in product development are Oppo, LG Electronics, Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Nreal.

Qualcomm claims the platform, which has been purpose-built for head-worn AR devices, achieves 2.2-times the AI performance and consumes half the power of its previous offering for the segment. The company notes it also takes up a smaller area on the glasses, aiding the creation of more usable wearables for enterprises and consumers by making them lighter and sleek.

“We built Snapdragon AR2 to address the unique challenges of head-worn AR and provide industry-leading processing, AI, and connectivity that can fit inside a stylish form factor. With the technical and physical requirements for VR/MR and AR diverging, Snapdragon AR2 represents another metaverse-defining platform in our XR portfolio to help our OEM partners revolutionize AR glasses,“ said Hugo Swart, VP for XR product management at Qualcomm.