AMD and Nitero will create a virtual reality with no wires

The press service of AMD announced the acquisition of the intellectual property of the company Nitero, key engineers which will now be transferred to a U.S. Corporation. Nitero has become known thanks to the first of its kind, the development of technology for transmitting a large amount of data using mmwave. Potentially the development of this technology could lead to the extinction of wires in the helmets of virtual and augmented reality. Patents Nitero will be included in the portfolio of intellectual property from AMD and eventually propose to the creators of VR devices and solutions new technologies to create better digital experiences.

“Constraining movement of the cables to the helmets remain a significant obstacle to the widespread application of VR, said mark Papermaster, CTO and senior Vice President of AMD. – Recently we have acquired the technology of wireless virtual reality designed a solution to this problem and is another example of long-term investments of AMD computing and graphics technologies to create a more immersive computer effects”.


The chip company Nitero uses phase transmission of millimeter waves for wireless connectivity systems for VR and AR. Transmitting data at a frequency of 60 Hz, the team was able to achieve shipment mnogolopastnyj data sets with low latency in the same room. The generation of a directional beam signals solves the problem of line of sight, typical of traditional systems with millimeter waves. Data transfer technology for ultra-low frequencies has the potential to rid the market of virtual reality from the wires.

“Our team of world-class engineers doing complex issue creating the wireless technologies of virtual reality, which could be embedded in helmets of the new generation, said co-founder and CEO, Nitero Pat Kelly, who joined the team AMD as corporate Vice President for wireless technologies. And we are very pleased to be able to play its role in making long-term technological strategy AMD”.


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