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How to select the best PowerVR GPU for your processor

      

In an article published recently I provided an overview of the most common metrics used to measure the relative performance of GPUs. I also covered how these metrics are reflected in some of the most popular graphics benchmarks available to silicon vendors, OEMs and consumers. Today I am going to offer you a quick how-to […]

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A consumer’s guide to graphics benchmarks

     

If you are like me, you probably keep track of the latest reviews for upcoming smartphones and tablets, wondering which device to buy next. Part of the review process for many new devices includes a section called benchmarks. This usually is the part that turns the comments box of many websites into a passionate debate […]

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Unite 2014, Seattle: PowerVR Ray Tracing behind the lightmaps in the Unity editor

    

This August, Seattle saw a flood of game developers coming into town for Unite 2014, the eighth annual Unity conference held at the Seattle Center. Among the exciting sessions and keynote speeches, Jens Fursund from our PowerVR Ray Tracing team was there to introduce the upcoming Unity 5 lightmap editor which uses our ray tracing […]

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Four questions about Moore’s Law, 28nm and the future of IP design

        

A few weeks ago Brian Bailey, the well-known technology editor for EDA at Semiconductor Engineering, kindly asked me to provide some comments in relation to a set of very interesting questions on the fate of Moore’s Law and the adoption of sub-20nm process nodes. You can find a selection of my answers, alongside opinions and […]

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My week with Dell Venue 8, the first Android tablet to use a PowerVR Rogue GPU

      

Intel® Atom™ processor Z3460/Z3480 supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 out of the box Alexandru Voica contributes to ‘My week with’, a column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. When Intel first announced the new Atom Z3460/Z3480 (Merrifield) processors back in February, I was curious to find out the list of […]

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The complete guide to PowerVR Rogue GPUs: specifications, features, API support

While writing the conclusion for the article announcing OpenGL® ES 3.1 conformance for PowerVR Rogue GPUs, I suddenly realized that we now have more than ten apps processors using PowerVR Rogue GPUs; this includes various configurations of dual or quad-cluster PowerVR Series6 graphics processors. Therefore, I came up with this idea of offering a bite-sized […]

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PowerVR GX5300: the world’s smallest GPU for next-generation wearables and IoT

       

The past six months have certainly been an exciting time for the wearable industry. We’ve seen new platform announcements from Ingenic, Ineda and Microchip, the rollout of several smartwatches and smart glasses from worldwide sellers, and the release of the new MIPS M5100 and M5150 CPUs designed for wearables and IoT. More recently, Archos has […]

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…And the day after that, I designed my own entry-level mobile SoC

         

Last week I published an article titled The day I designed my own mobile SoC. It was based on a presentation I had been working on for several months. The main goal was to map our IP portfolio onto next generation SoCs for a range of markets, including mobile. Little did I know my article […]

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The day I designed my own mobile SoC

         

A few weeks ago I was working on this blog article, trying to figure out how to best represent our products visually. After I completed the work and was on my lunch break, a question came to mind: if I were building my own mobile application processor, what it would look like? The answer lies […]

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Building next generation apps processors for mobile computing

          

A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets […]

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