iFixit seems to tear apart every piece of new technology that is released these days and we love them for that. This time the Oculus Rift goes under the
knife screwdriver to show us what makes it tick.
The team at iFixit were able to get their hands on a developer's edition of the virtual reality headset and made it clear that this is merely a prototype model and the actual production unit may change. The tear down reviled an Innolux HJ070IA-02D 7-inch LCD that has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, with 640 x 800 per eye.
The LCD is controlled by a Himax HX8851 controller. The head tracking is accomplished by a STMicroelectronics 32F103C8 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller with 72MHz CPU, Invensense MPU-6000 six-axis (gyro + accelerometer) motion tracking controller and an A983 2206, which is believed to be a three-axis magnetometer.
iFixit awarded the Oculus Rift a repairability score of high, which is rare these days. Head over to source #1 below for the full teardown.
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