Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, and nreal, a developer of ready-to-wear mixed reality (MR) glasses, announced Spectra7 is the solution of choice for the active copper cable technology used in the nreal light mixed-reality headset, which is being demoed at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas, NV from January 8th through the 11th, 2019.
The USB Type-C cable used with the light headset features Spectra7’s latest AR/VR/MR optimized, high-performance, lowest power analog IC’s, including:
- VR8300 – DisplayPort HBR3 Embedded Cable Processor – Delivers DisplayPort bandwidth of up to 32.4Gbps at 5K resolution for 15 million pixel cinema-grade video.
- VR8050 – USB 3.2 Gen 1 Embedded Cable Processor – Delivers up to 5Gbps of sensor/camera data for positional tracking, and gesture recognition.
“We chose Spectra7’s solution because they are the leader in active copper cabling technology. The VR8050 and VR8300’s low power consumption are unmatched, making them ideal for mobile applications such as that offered by our latest light headset,” said Chi Xu, CEO of Beijing-based nreal.
“nreal light is a disruptive product for the mixed-reality mobile headset market with its light-weight (at 85g) and high performance utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. We are extremely pleased to be able to work with an innovative company such as nreal providing the thinnest interconnect to allow hours of wear of the light headset,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim.
nreal is showcasing nreal light, the world’s first ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses with Spectra7’s active copper cable technology at the nreal booth at LVCC South Hall 1, Booth #21351.