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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The full rundown of IFA and IBC 2013

          

Those in the technology industry know that September is a busy month for shows and events; this year, both IFA and IBC 2013 have grabbed the news headlines. Between them both shows have provided a superb opportunity for companies to demonstrate their latest products and technological developments. For those who haven’t come across these shows, […]

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Imagination to provide insights at IEF event this week

 

A cornerstone of the European industry event calendar is the annual International Electronics Forum (IEF) due to take place this year in Dublin, Ireland, October 2nd to 4th. The forum is organized by Future Horizons, a global semiconductor analyst outfit that provides market research, industry analysis, due diligence and consulting. Tony King-Smith, executive vice president […]

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PowerVR Graphics SDK tools explained: Advanced features in PVRTraceGUI

    

So far in this series, I’ve described what PVRTrace is and outlined the core features of PVRTraceGUI. In this post, I’ll detail the advanced features of our analysis tool that simplify the process of identifying misuses of the API, redundancies & potential performance bottlenecks. Pixel Analysis: Frame Summary Selected Pixel A pixel can be selected by […]

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Different approaches to compute APIs: OpenCL from the Khronos Group

        

Compute APIs are a new evolution in the mobile and embedded market space, and are subject to quite a range of different conceptual approaches compared to the evolution of 3D graphics API. The mobile-optimised OpenGL ES API for 3D graphics evolved from a market-tested and well-proven OpenGL API for desktop PCs; this allowed a rapid […]

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Different approaches to compute APIs: Renderscript and Filterscript from Google

           

Compute APIs are a new evolution in the mobile and embedded market space, and are subject to quite a range of different conceptual approaches compared to the evolution of 3D graphics API. The mobile-optimised OpenGL ES API for 3D graphics evolved from a market-tested and well-proven OpenGL API for desktop PCs; this allowed a rapid […]

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Instagram-like computational photography with PowerVR SGX GPUs

         

Mobile phones have been visually-oriented devices since the appearance of the first camera phones, and today user-produced content has been a driving force behind everything from network utilisation to app creation. However, developers have recently begun to use sophisticated manipulation of the image data to create a wide range of new user experiences, from intelligent […]

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Samsung Exynos 5410-based platforms come packed with developer goodies

         

Two months ago we were excited to reveal that the Samsung Exynos 5410 processor utilizes our PowerVR SGX544 GPU. One recent example is the latest Android device from Meizu, the MX3, which was launched at the Beijing National Aquatics Center a few days ago. During the event, Meizu focused on the processing capabilities of its […]

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