The company has announced its new products with which it intends to boost the new generation of HMDs.
Synaptics Incorporated he has introduced two new products for the next generation of virtual and augmented reality viewers: the chip for displays ClearView R63455 and the bridge VXR7200 to provide connectivity between DisplayPort and USB type C. The R63455 allows you to offer resolutions 2K per eye with 1000 ppi and has a transport protocol (Foveal Transport Technology) for rendering foveated, something that could resemble the method used by the screen developed between Google and LG, and consists of a standard way to send all the different parts that make up the picture to show, given that the technique of foveated rendering to lower quality in the periphery of the area of the fovea. On the other hand, the VR Bridge VXR7200 supports the full bandwidth of the DisplayPort 1.4 (VESA DP1.4) using AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards through a USB type-C connection.
“While VR devices are becoming more common, there are still problems maintaining high-resolution graphics and avoiding motion sickness and screendoor. These visualization and connectivity issues can make even the best user experience difficult, so Synaptics is focused on addressing these challenges for new generations of HMD and a superior HMI experience. Analyst firm IHS Markit predicts that the base of VR viewers worldwide will exceed 90 million units by 2021, and Synaptics is well prepared to lead these critical advances in the human interface,” he says Huibert Verhoeven, VP and general manager of the IoT division of Synaptics.
The company does not detail the maximum refresh rate allowed to manage its new controller, although they do note that the chip is optimized for a resolution of 2160×2400 at 90 Hz. In addition, they comment that it is possible to support panels with resolutions higher than 2K or with higher refresh rates.
At the moment they have not shared when manufacturers will be able to use this new technology designed to increase the capabilities of current viewers.