Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon AR2 Processor to Revolutionize AR Glasses

By Zernab Farooqi - Nov 19, 2022

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. presented the Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 Platform at the Snapdragon Summit 2022. This platform features ground-breaking augmented reality technologies that will enable a new generation of glasses that are streamlined and highly competent. The company designed and developed Snapdragon AR2 from the ground up with the intention of revolutionizing the head-worn glass form factor and ushering in a new age of spatial computing experiences for the combination of the real world and the metaverse. The company has developed a multi-chip distributed processing architecture that, when paired with specialized IP blocks, will assist in the production of high-performance AR glass that is as thin as is humanly conceivable. This allows consumers and businesses to satisfy the desire for rich augmented reality experiences that can be worn comfortably for long periods of time on eyewear that can also match the criteria of corporate use cases.
Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon AR2 Processor to Revolutionize AR Glasses
For maximum user and environment comprehension, the augmented reality processor supports up to nine cameras at once while maintaining a short latency from motion to photon. Improved user motion tracking and localization are made possible by a specialized hardware acceleration engine, while an AI accelerator cuts down on latency for delicate input interactions like hand tracking or 6DoF, and a re-projection engine makes for a more natural feel overall. The augmented reality co-processor unifies information from many cameras and sensors to provide rendering and eye tracking. As a result, less energy is wasted. To achieve a latency of fewer than 2 milliseconds between the AR glasses and the smartphone or host device, the connection platform makes use of the Qualcomm FastConnectTM 7800 communication system. With the help of the Fast Connect XR Software Suite 2.0's built-in support, XR data may be better managed, leading to decreased latency, decreased jitter, and eliminated interference. It is essential to provide a complete solution that includes hardware, a set of perceptual technologies, and the software instruments needed to create immersive experiences. Snapdragon AR2 and the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Platform are tailored to be Snapdragon Spaces Ready, allowing developers to create outstanding head-worn AR apps. The Snapdragon SpacesTM XR Developer Platform was created to serve as the backbone that enables creators to rethink content for AR headsets and boost the whole AR glasses market.

Zernab Farooqi

My name is Zernab Farooqi and I am from Lahore, Pakistan. I graduated from Punjab University in Lahore with a master's degree in human resource management in 2016. I am honest with my work. I am a Multitasker, a positive thinker, and have a "Can do" attitude. My hobbies are traveling, listening to music, cooking, gaming, photography, and writing.