Snapdragon VR SDK by Qualcomm

Snapdragon VR SDK

Qualcomm technologies have introduced a new Virtual Reality (VR) Software Development kit. The next generation of Mobile virtual reality is complex. It needs more power for produce projected images with no lagging. It must meet today’s requirement in VR applications. Advanced Heterogeneous processors like Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 are capable of supporting immersive experiences. They have introduced Snapdragon VR SDK.

To utilize the full power of Snapdragon 820, you need right developer tools. Hence, the new Snapdragon VR SDK is designed. This will help developers to optimize the performance and power efficiency in VR headsets and new Android Smartphones.

Many New technologies are crucial for optimal VR experience will be supported in Snapdragon VR SDK.

Snapdragon VR SDK functions

  • DSP Sensor Fucntion

This will help developers to have full access to high inertial data from gyroscope and accelerometers. It will work via Snapdragon sensor core and predictive head position processing with Qualcomm Snapdragon Hexagon DSP.

  • Fast Motion to photons

It supports Asynchronous time warp with single buffer rendering for fast transformation of rendered images in 3D space. This will help to reduce latency by 50 % not by using SDK.

  •  Stereoscopic rendering with lens correction

It supports 3D binocular vision with colour correction and barrel distortion for improved visual Quality for Video, images and overall VR Experience.

  •       VR Layering

VR layering consists of generation of menus, text and other overlays that will render it in a virtual world. It also reduce distortion which will help to easy to read.

  •        Power Management

Qualcomm’s symphony System manager SDK to provide cohesive CPU, GPU and DSP power and performance management. This management will help to achieve stable frame rates of VR application running in low power.

“We’re providing advanced tools and technologies to help developers significantly improve the virtual reality experience for applications like games, 360 degree VR videos and a variety of interactive education and entertainment applications,” said Dave Durnil, senior director, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The SDK is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2016 through the Qualcomm Developer Network.

What I came to know?

Heterogeneous computing is driving Virtual Reality Experience in every Mobile devices. It can be any Qualcomm or Mediatek devices, but heterogeneous processor are the backbone of every smartphone and their capabilities. Heterogeneous computing introduced by HSA foundation. The Group of companies joined to form the technology venture to implement the concept of Heterogeneous computing. Now you see, this group formed in 2012. But they are driving the latest cutting-edge technologies like Virtual Reality, DirectX 11 Gaming, etch

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