Apple Vision Pro to Feature Custom-Designed Low Latency DRAM Chip Supplied by SK Hynix

Apple's Vision Pro headset will use a new type of dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, that has been custom designed to support Apple's R1 input processing chip, reports The Korea Herald.

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Apple Vision Pro is powered by a pair of chips. The main processor is the M2, which is responsible for processing content, running the visionOS operating system, executing computer vision algorithms, and providing graphical content.

The R1 chip meanwhile processes all of the information coming from the 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones in the headset, and streams images to the displays within 12 milliseconds – eight times faster than the blink of an eye – providing the wearer with a virtually lag-free view of the world.

To support the R1's high-speed requirements, the headset will reportedly use a 1-gigabit low latency DRAM chip supplied by SK hynix that features an increased number of input and output pins to minimize delays.

The DRAM chip is also said to utilize a unique packaging method called Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging, which enables it to be attached to the R1 chipset as a single integrated unit, allowing for a doubling in processing speed.

Apple's $3,500 headset is set to go on sale early next year. Chinese contract manufacturer Luxshare will initially assemble the device. However, according to one report, Apple may limit production to fewer than 400,000 units in 2024, due to issues related to the supply of the two micro-OLED displays for the wearer's eyes and the outward-facing curved lenticular lens.

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Top Rated Comments

hoorayforhollywood Avatar
12 weeks ago
Whatever we think about the Vision Pro's potential or even usefulness, we have to concede that Apple have gone all out here. It seems they're pushing the envelope of what is technologically possible and having to create solutions - which is exactly what I like to see. Because in the end we'll all benefit from this in one form or other.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Harvey Zoltan Avatar
12 weeks ago
I don't understand why so many commentators on this site seem to be so desperate for this piece of tech from Apple to fail. If it's not for you there is no obligation for you to buy it, think about it, or read articles about it.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fithian Avatar
12 weeks ago
The more that I read about this, the more that I have come to the realization that this device is a bargain at $3,500.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will Co Avatar
12 weeks ago
Extreme price. Extreme tech. Very impressive.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Le0M Avatar
12 weeks ago

All those cameras will be a major issue if you wear that in public. Other people will never know if you are recording them. Google Glass had the same problem.
Luckily, this device was designed for indoor - mostly work and home - usage. So no real issue here on that front.
Also, Apple Vision's outer display shows a specific image when recording, so that the others from the outside will know they are being recorded.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fullauto Avatar
12 weeks ago

All those cameras will be a major issue if you wear that in public. Other people will never know if you are recording them. Google Glass had the same problem.
During they keynote they showed the headset displaying a white light when recording
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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