Spectra7’s DisplayPort and USB Linear Equalizers provide thinnest and
lowest power USB Type-C™ active copper cable interconnect solution
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a
leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for
broadband connectivity markets, and nreal, a developer of ready-to-wear
mixed reality (MR) glasses, today announced Spectra7 is the solution of
choice for the active copper cable technology used in the nreal light
mixed-reality headset, which is being demoed at the Consumer Electronics
Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas, NV from January 8th through the 11th, 2019.
The USB Type-C cable used with the light headset features Spectra7’s
latest AR/VR/MR optimized, high-performance, lowest power analog IC’s,
VR8300 – DisplayPort HBR3 Embedded Cable Processor – Delivers
DisplayPort bandwidth of up to 32.4Gbps at 5K resolution for 15
million pixel cinema-grade video.
VR8050 – USB 3.2 Gen 1 Embedded Cable Processor – Delivers up
to 5Gbps of sensor/camera data for positional tracking, and gesture
“We chose Spectra7’s solution because they are the leader in active
copper cabling technology. The VR8050 and VR8300’s low power consumption
are unmatched, making them ideal for mobile applications such as that
offered by our latest light headset,” said Chi Xu, CEO of Beijing-based
“nreal light is a disruptive product for the mixed-reality mobile
headset market with its light-weight (at 85g) and high performance
utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. We are extremely pleased
to be able to work with an innovative company such as nreal providing
the thinnest interconnect to allow hours of wear of the light headset,”
said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim.
nreal is showcasing nreal light, the world’s first ready-to-wear mixed
reality glasses with Spectra7’s active copper cable technology at the
nreal booth at LVCC South Hall 1, Booth #21351.
Founded in January 2017, by Chi Xu and Bing Xiao, nreal is a developer
of ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses. Its flagship product, nreal
light, is the first lightweight and comfortable mixed reality glasses,
sporting an industry-leading vivid display combined with SLAM-based
environmental understanding AI algorithms for an immersive experience.
nreal has raised $15 million in Series A funding from investors
including Shunwei Capital, China Growth Capital (CGC), APlus, Siasun and
To learn more about nreal visit nreal.ai.
About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor
company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to
enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics
manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data
centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose,
California with design centers in Cork, Ireland and Little Rock,
Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.Sean PeasgoodInvestor
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.Darren MaChief Financial