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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Display

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Detailed analysis of Oculus’s HMD for VR experience leads to a surprising conclusion

The Virtual Reality (VR) market has raised expectations extremely high. It is already worth several billion US dollars per year and is growing rapidly, with millions of headsets due to be sold in coming years.
Three main companies lead this new market: Oculus VR, which was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, HTC Corporation and Sony Playstation. The Oculus Rift can be used in different sectors, including gaming, entertainment, health, automotive, retail and education. It promises a very good VR experience – although not as good as the HTC Vive headset.

This is an incredible piece of mechanics, electronics and optics, with more than 634 electronic and mechanical components identified by System Plus Consulting in the headset! System Plus Consulting has done a complete teardown of the system, described in full detail in this report, including the mechanical parts, the displays and related optics as well as all the sensors, ICs and power devices. The associated manufacturing costs are also analyzed, with quite a surprising conclusion.

This system uses mainly established components, including two 1200x1080 pixel AMOLED displays manufactured by Samsung, for a total resolution of 2160x1200 pixels. They are the main parts of the system. There are also several MCUs, interface ICs, MEMS sensors and NIR LEDs. The technical choices are very different compared to the HTC Vive, for each of the mechanical, optical and electronic functions. A complete comparison of the two headsets is included in the report, highlighting the technical choices as well as the manufacturing costs, which are also very different.

Based on a complete teardown of the Oculus Rift headset, including detailed physical, technology and cost analysis, this report will provide all you need to know about the first systems supporting the virtual reality megatrend.


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Table of contents

Overview / Introduction

> Executive Summary
> Main Chipset
> Block Diagram
> Reverse Costing Methodology


Company profile

> Oculus VR, LLC 



Physical Analysis

> Views and Dimensions of the Headset

> Headset Opening
> Fresnel Lens Details
> NIR LED Details
> Microphone Details

> Display Details
> Main Electronic Board
- Top side – overview
- Top side – high definition photo
- Top side – PCB markings
- Top side – main component markings
- Top side – main component identification
- Top side – other component markings
- Top side – other component identification
- Bottom side – high definition photo

> LED Driver Board
> NIR LED Flex Boards
> Proximity Sensor Flex

Cost Analysis

> Estimating the BOM
> PCB Cost
> BOM Cost – Main Electronic Board

> BOM Cost – NIR LED Flex Boards
> BOM Cost – Proximity Sensor Flex

> Material Cost Breakdown by Sub-Assembly
> Material Cost Breakdown by Component Category
> Estimating Added Value (AV) cost
> Electronic Board Manufacturing Flow
> Details of the Main Electronic Board AV Cost
> Details of the System Assembly AV Cost
> Added-Value Cost Breakdown
> Manufacturing Cost Breakdown


Estimated Price Analysis

> Estimation of the Manufacturing Price
> Estimation of the Selling Price




























About the authors


System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems.

Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product.

System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:

  • Integrated Circuits 
  • Power Devices & Modules 
  • MEMS & Sensors
  • Photonics 
  • LED 
  • Imaging 
  • Display 
  • Packaging 
  • Electronic Boards & Systems.

Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors.

System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.

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  • Detailed photos

  • Material analysis

  • Complete and priced bill-of-materials for the headset

  • Manufacturing process flow the electronic board and rigid-flex PCBs of the headset

  • Manufacturing cost analysis

  • Selling price estimate