Spectra7 DreamWeVR Chips Support New VirtualLink Standard For Use in Next Wave of VR Headsets

Spectra7 DreamWeVR

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a leading analog semiconductor manufacturer offering wireless infrastructure products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that its DreamWeVR active cable technology is ready to support the new VirtualLink standard for use in next-generation VR cables.

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“We are extremely pleased that our products already meet the requirements of the new interface standard,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We believe our technology will continue to be the preferred solution for VR products utilizing the new interface standard and we look forward to working with market-leading manufacturers seeking to incorporate our chips into cables supporting the new standard.”

Spectra7’s DreamWeVR chips are already being embedded in USB Type-C™ cables allowing the copper conductors to be shrunk, resulting in a cable as small as a standard ear-bud cable, while still delivering ultra-high-speed video and data.

These innovative DreamWeVR chips are purpose-built for AV, VR, and MR cable applications and deliver high quality performance, low power and the tiny footprint necessary to be embedded in wearable cables. The products and their performance:

VR8300 – DisplayPort HBR3 Embedded Cable Processor: Delivers DisplayPort bandwidth of up to 32.4Gbps at 5K resolution for 15-million-pixel cinema-grade video.

VR8200 – DisplayPort HBR2 Embedded Cable Processor: Delivers DisplayPort bandwidth of up to 21.6Gbps at 4K resolution.

VR8051 – USB 3.2 Gen 2 Embedded Cable Processor: Delivers up to 10Gbps of sensor/camera data for positional tracking and gesture recognition.

VR8050 – USB 3.2 Gen 1 Embedded Cable Processor: Delivers up to 5Gbps of sensor/camera data for positional tracking, and gesture recognition.

Spectra7 DreamWeVR

Backed by Microsoft, AMD, NVIDIA, Oculus, and Valve, the new VirtualLink standard is a USB Type-C alternate mode that can supply all of the necessary power, video information, and data over a single USB Type-C cable and connector.

About VirtualLink

VirtualLink is an open industry standard developed to meet the connectivity requirements of current and next-generation virtual reality (VR) headsets. VirtualLink is an Alternate Mode of USB Type-C designed to deliver the power, display, and data required to power VR headsets through a single USB Type-C connector.

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About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

Spectra7 Microsystems is a high-performance analog semiconductor manufacturer offering wireless infrastructure products. The company delivers unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is headquartered in San Jose, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

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