COMPUTEX 2013 Digitimes CE Summit

COMPUTEX 2013 in review: Connected home solutions and a new wave of PowerVR and MIPS-based devices

       

COMPUTEX has now become the largest computer exhibition in Asia and among the largest in the world. Each year, key global businesses come to this event to launch new products, and COMPUTEX 2013 was no exception. This year companies such as Acer, Asus, MSI, Samsung and ZTE revealed what the future will bring for personal […]

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Cavium introduces the MIPS64-based OCTEON III CPU family for ultra-high performance networking

         

Cavium has been a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products for networking, communications and cloud infrastructure for years, but things are about to get even more interesting thanks to the recent launch of OCTEON III, a new family of processors that is poised to make an impact in the enterprise systems market. Its brand […]

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Caustic Visualizer 1.0 Beta 3 for Autodesk 3ds Max brings new features and improvements

          

We are pleased to announce that Caustic Visualizer 1.0 Beta 3 for Autodesk 3ds Max is now available on our downloads page. While the previous release (Caustic Visualizer 1.0 Beta 2) focused on 2D texture map coordinate controls, this new version has a few bug fixes and is largely intended to resolve problems using the Caustic Visualizer […]

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Running Renderscript efficiently with PowerVR GPUs on Android

         

Renderscript is a high performance compute API implemented in Android 4.2 (JELLY_BEAN_MR1), Google’s popular operating system for mobile and embedded devices. It allows developers to run a subset of C99 code across all available processor cores such as CPUs, GPUs or DSPs. Renderscript is particularly useful for applications that require parallel operations typically seen in […]

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Understanding PowerVR Series5XT: Multithreading, multitasking ALUs, the MicroKernel and core scalability

          

A unified architecture means that the ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units – the bits of the hardware that do all the number crunching as part of shader or compute program processing) are generic and not dedicated to specific processing tasks. This type of ‘universal (or unified) shading’ approach is unanimously recognised as the most efficient. Unified […]

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Understanding PowerVR Series5XT: PowerVR, TBDR and architecture efficiency

           

In the previous three sections, I discussed the need to match market requirements, our rapid adoption of multiple graphics APIs, and our uncompromising support for GPU compute across all our PowerVR GPU cores. In this section, I will dive more deeply into the underlying hardware architecture, highlighting a selection of the patented unique features, as […]

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mips interAptiv architecture

Lantiq’s new high-performance XWAY VRX300 chipset with multi-threaded MIPS CPUs targets VDSL2 applications

              

Earlier this month, Lantiq introduced the new XWAY™ VRX300™ chipset that incorporates a multi-threaded MIPS CPU. The XWAY VRX300 joins the existing MIPS-based members of Lantiq’s AnyWAN™ system architecture to offer an integrated, high performance VDSL chipset family delivering data rates of up to 200 Mbps for gateway designs. The XWAY VRX300, an ultra-fast VDSL2 […]

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LG CINEMA 3D smart TVs with PowerVR Series6 graphics start shipping

         

After unveiling the new LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV line-up at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, the Korea-based company has now started to ship their range of Ultra and Full HD resolution smart TVs in various markets, including Western Europe, Korea and North America, with more soon to follow. LG smart TVs deliver ultra-high performance […]

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Marcin Gruszczyk Caustic Visualizer 1.0 for Autodesk 3ds Max

Caustic Visualizer 1.0 Beta 2 for Autodesk 3ds Max now available

          

We are pleased to announce that Caustic Visualizer 1.0 Beta 2 for Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 and 3ds Max 2013 is now available on our downloads page. Caustic Visualizer for Autodesk 3ds Max offers broad compatibility with native Max and Mental Ray materials and lights, including the MIA materials, and its performance can be improved […]

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HSA Foundation infographic

What’s the heterogeneous point? The HSA Foundation provides an answer

          

Our industry is littered with over-used terms whose meaning becomes ever more jaded as more people use them. We’re in danger of “heterogeneous” being another of them. But I sincerely hope we can live with that, because heterogeneous systems are going to be with us for a very long time to come. One of the […]

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