Introducing the PowerVR Series2 ‘Raptor’ ISP architecture

      

During the Embedded Technology 2013 conference and exhibition, Imagination is taking the opportunity to launch its new PowerVR Series2 ‘Raptor’ architecture for an image signal processor (ISP). The ISP pipeline takes raw camera data from a CMOS sensor and turns it into a high quality photo or movie. The PowerVR ‘Raptor’ ISP architecture is based […]

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Ensigma combo IP delivers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM connectivity for mobile, wearable, IoT and other applications

        

This year’s Embedded Technology conference in Japan is ground zero for a new revolution in mobile and embedded connectivity. The conference marks the launch of a range of Imagination’s Ensigma radio communications processors (RPUs) for smartphones, tablets, wearables, IoT and other connected products. The configurable baseband IP cores we are announcing include: Ensigma C4511, which […]

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PNaCl from Google now runs on your favourite MIPS-based device

         

This week marks a very important announcement for Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google’s Chrome web browser. Starting with Chrome 31, Google has enabled the Portable Native Client (PNaCl, pronounced ‘pinnacle’) by default. This provides developers a way to bring native performance to HTML5 applications while still keeping applications portable AND secure. PNaCl allows […]

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Understanding OpenGL ES: Multi-thread and multi-window rendering

     

As the CPUs and GPUs in mobile devices have become more powerful and devices with one or more high-resolution screen have become ubiquitous, the demand for complex interactions with the graphics driver has increased. In this blog post, I’ll discuss what multi-thread and multi-window rendering means to developers, and I’ll describe if and when these […]

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Building efficient multimedia architectures for consumer electronics and mobile computing

          

If you think of smartphones and tablets as the go-to devices for personal computing, you’ve probably wondered quite a few times how technology has evolved to the point where consumers can now run demanding applications that bring unique, feature-rich user experiences yet rely on mobile chipsets requiring a few watts of power. The answer lies […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.2 brings advanced features in PVRTrace and PVRTune

         

The time has come for a new release of our PowerVR Graphics SDK. We’re very excited about the new features we’ve included in PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.2, especially since we know how eagerly anticipated many of them are. Since our previous release, we’ve focused a lot of our efforts on our cross-platform profiling and debugging […]

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PVRScope: example

PowerVR Graphics SDK tools explained: Getting started with PVRScopeStats

    

For this blog post I will assume that you are somewhat familiar with the PowerVR architecture and even played a bit with PVRTune, our GPU profiler. PVRScopeDeveloper is included in our public PowerVR Graphics SDK. It is distributed as a set of headers (.h) and a static library (.a) for every major architecture. PVRScope overview […]

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Realtek introduces the new 4K-capable RTD2995 with PowerVR Series5XT graphics

     

Realtek’s RTD2995 smart TV SoC made quite the entrance at COMPUTEX 2013 in Taiwan by winning the coveted Best Choice Golden Award for the ‘Digital Entertainment’ category. One of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, Realtek has designed the RTD2995 to be a complete, cost-effective and future-proof solution that solves the issue of […]

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New ATM7021 and ATM7039 OWL chips from Actions Semiconductor stand out in the world of Android tablets

        

Last month saw the official launch of two new SoCs from Actions Semiconductor that solidify Imagination’s GPU market leadership in China. One of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies, Actions Semiconductor is the latest PowerVR GPU licensee to re-affirm their commitment to building comprehensive multimedia and mobile internet SoC solutions for portable consumer electronics. Both OWL […]

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Unleashing the first Series5 ‘Warrior’ CPU: MIPS P5600 for leading 32-bit performance

         

One of the highlights of this week’s Linley Group Processor Conference 2013 is the official launch of the MIPS P5600 CPU IP core, the first member of the highly anticipated MIPS Series5 ‘Warrior’ CPU family from Imagination. The ‘Warrior P-class’ P5600 CPU IP core is a ‘best in class’ processor that addresses all four aspects […]

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