Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Actions Semiconductor” or “the Company”), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Actions Technology (Zhuhai) (“Actions Technology”) has released two high performance chipsets based on 28 nm process technology, the S900VR and the V700, targeting the fast growing virtual reality market.
The Company launched the new products at a media event held at JW Marriot Hotel in Shenzhen earlier today.
The S900VR is an all-in-one solution designed for high performance 360 degree panoramic virtual reality devices. Rooted in Actions’ S900 28-nm chipset, the S900VR features 64-bit architecture and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, as well as a world-class Imagination PowerVR G6230 GPU. The S900VR provides up to 4K video and image effects with high refresh rates and a low persistence display to minimize cybersickness, as well as latencies below 20ms. It provides superior performance and supports up to 2560×1600@60fps LCD display and all standard video decoding playback capabilities which includes FHD 1080P@60fps / H.265 HEVC 4K x 2K@30fps video decoder. The S900VR supports 4K UHD, 360 degree panoramic video playback, distortion and dispersion adjustment technology, pupillary distance adjustment and left and right split-screen technology.
The V700 offers an all-in-one virtual reality solution for mid-end, 360 degree panoramic virtual reality devices with an attractive price-to-performance ratio. An extension of Actions’ GT7 28-nm chipset, the V700 features 64-bit architecture, a quad-core ARMCortex-A53 CPU and a high performance ARM Mali-450 GPU. Its compact integrated VPU is qualified for almost full format video decoding/encoding capabilities and the V700’s advanced Display Engine is designed for displaying 4K video and image effects with high refresh rates and a low persistence display to minimize cybersickness. It supports up to 1920×1080@60fps LCD display and all standard video decoding playback capabilities which includes FHD 1080P@60fps / H.265 HEVC 4K x 2K@30fps video decoder.
Both the S900VR and the V700 have rich peripheral interfaces, providing customers with convenient expansion options, and the ability to integrate with a wide variety of ports. They also incorporate Actions’ newest generation ultra low power design, maximizing power efficiency and reducing residual heat.
“We have leveraged our portfolio of 28-nm chipsets to extend our product offerings to address the fast growing virtual reality market. Our new all-in-one virtual reality solutions offer leading edge features including 4K UHD, 360 degree panoramic video playback, split-screen and 2D/3D technology and adaptive video playback mode. True to Actions’ 15 years of audio experience, the S900VR and the V700 provide end users superior 3D surround sound along with latencies below 20ms and low power consumption, ultimately resulting in a superior virtual reality experience. We believe the S900VR and the V700 are compelling solutions with attractive BOM costs that will appeal to manufacturers of virtual reality headsets. We are excited about the opportunities in this market and plan to launch additional products in the near future,” said Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO of Actions Semiconductor.