VR headset uses Socionext ISP to produce human eye resolution

Varjo and Socionext have collaborated on a virtual reality/mixed reality (VR/XR) headset that has 100 times more resolution that existing headsets. Finnish company, Varjo, has created the headset using video-see-through (VST) technology, powered by Socionext image signal processors.

The VR/XR headset combines Varjo’s patented human-eye resolution technology with Socionext’s Milbeaut image signal processors.
The headset display can visualise images at 70Mpixel with a 100 degree field-of-view. This, saysVarjo, is far beyond what is supported by current first-generation VR headsets. The display technology is based on the fact that the human eye does not see the world in high resolution across the entire field of view, instead it sees full resolution images at two degrees in the centre field of vision.

Varjo selected Socionext’s Milbeaut high-performance image signal processor technology for camera processing. Milbeaut provides the high imaging resolution and quality due to its high-definition image pipelines, fast processing speeds and low power consumption, explains Socionext.

Urho Konttori, founder and CEO of Varjo, said: “With the Socionext Milbeaut technology, Varjo has built a unique way of combining the real and digital worlds in an unprecedented level of realism, quality and latency.”

Varjo Technologies Oy is based in Helsinki and is creating hardware and software for augmented reality (AR)/VR/XR computing devices.

Socionext designs, develops and delivers system on chip (SoC) products to customers worldwide. The company is focused on imaging, networking and other dynamic technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications. Socionext has an extensive IP portfolio. Founded in 2015, Socionext is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities.

Socionext Europe its headquartered in Langen, near Frankfurt, Germany and offices in Neuried/Munich, Braunschweig, Germany, Maidenhead and Swindon in the UK, Linz, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey. In Europe, Socionext focuses on imaging, networking and computing technologies.



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