Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) products have gone mainstream over recent years. These systems come in a range of sophistication and complexity and cerve both consumer and gaming markets as well as for industry and training purposes. Many such systems use ancillary equipment such as gloves and positioning/movement beacons to enhance the virtual experience. Short-range wireless connectivity is integral to these systems and both Bluetooth Low Energy and 2.4GHz proprietary offer compelling and complimentary use cases. The nRF52 Series multiprotocol SoCs can support both of these technologies simultaneously making them a very suitable family of devices for VR/AR applications.
Key application requirements
Multiprotocol Bluetooth Low energy/2.4GHz proprietary operation, Powerful Cortex M-4F processing, Low latency communication, excellent energy-efficiency, extensive peripherals and GPIO availability
Glasses | Phone adaptors
Glasses occupy tier 1 human real real estate. Vision is our primary sense and glasses offer an incredible means of relaying information to us. When glasses become connected there really is no limited to what information can be relayed to the user via a Heads-UP-Display (HUD). For personal use we can acquire information on our fitness and health, in the workplace they can update technicians on the performance and health of the systems they are working with and in entertainment they can form a part of games we play or as menu viewing options whilst watching TV. Connected glasses are without doubt one of the most exciting application use cases for connected technologies such as Bluetooth.
The nRF52832 SoC is a powerful, highly flexible ultra-low power multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth® low energy (previously called Bluetooth Smart), ANT and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF52832 SoC is built around a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M4F CPU with 512kB + 64kB RAM. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth lo.
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