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Goertek’s Next Generation VR HMD Reference Design Was Showcased At GDC

Goertek, a global leader in system design and manufacturing, in partnership with Qualcomm, have been at the Game Developer Conference highlighting their virtual reality (VR) head-moutned display (HMD) reference platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Qualcomm 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Goertek and Qualcomm have been working on the VR HMD reference designs for some time now taking advantage of the Snapdragon 820, 821 and 835 mobile platforms. With Geortek bringing extensive experience in Qualcomm mobile platforms, having provided design solutions for industrial design, architecture, thermal management, acoustics, optics and electronic circuitry for VR HMD reference design to utilize the full potential of the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. This is also thanks to being a member of the Qualcomm VR HMD Accelerator Program.

“This is a landmark product for the entire VR industry,” said Hugo Swartthe head of Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Group at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “First of all, many VR brands can create an unprecedented immersive and realistic experience for users with the powerful processing capacity of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. In addition, VR vendors can rapidly develop their own customized VR HMDs, based on Goertek’s leading integration and manufacturing capabilities, allowing them to reduce R&D costs and focus on user experience and content.”

Qualcomm 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

This new generation of HMD will include the latest in eye-tracking technology, allowing for accurate, real-time tracking of a users’ gaze offering content creators another input to increase realism within VR along with aiding in optimizing of experiences. In addition to this six degrees of freedom (6DoF) is also a feature of the VR HMD reference design, giving new ways to users to interact with experiences and become more immersed in the moment. This is powered by a new 6DoF controller based on ultrasonic technology further improving the user experience and thanks to the included SDK, content creators are able to manage real-world boundary situations and build solutions into their titles.

“This represents another successful cooperation between Goertek and Qualcomm in the field of VR,” said Edwin Yu, Vice President of Goertek. “By working with world-leading vendors like Qualcomm, Goertek is committed to creating more innovative and revolutionary products for users, by combining its vertical integration and technology integration capabilities to drive the development of the VR industry.”

For more on Goertek and the VR HMD Reference Design, stay tuned for VRFocus.