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Vulkan demo screenshot showing multi pass

Gnomes per second in Vulkan and OpenGL ES


It’s been a while since we first showed off our Vulkan* driver for PowerVR Rogue GPUs. Since then, our PowerVR driver and graphics demo teams have been working hard to synchronize with the spec as it evolves towards its final form. Today we are excited to show you a new demo we have been working […]

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GPU compute_memory hierarchy in OpenCL

The complete glossary to heterogeneous compute


For the last decade, Imagination has been at the forefront of heterogeneous compute, becoming a founding member of the HSA Foundation and a contributor to many open heterogeneous computing standards available today, including OpenCL, OpenGL ES and Vulkan. Our MIPS processors, PowerVR multimedia and Ensigma connectivity technologies have been integrated in many mobile and embedded […]

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AngelScript 2.30.1 is out, adds support for MIPS CPUs on Linux and Android


Last week AngelScript maintainer Andreas Jonsson announced on that the new version of the popular scripting language (2.30.1) added support for MIPS Release 2 CPUs via the Creator CI20 microcomputer. We’ve reached out to Andreas and asked him to provide more details about his work for developers who are interested in using AngelScript for […]

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PowerVR SDK v3_3 Release 2 - Color grading

Here are eight PowerVR Graphics SDK tutorials for game developers


To further promote our PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.5 launch, we’ve assembled a collection of videos to help new and existing PowerVR developers familiarize themselves with our tools and utilities. PVRGeoPOD The PVRGeoPOD overview video offers a concise explanation of the main functions of PVRGeoPOD – a 3D scene exporter tool that saves data to PowerVR […]

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Create new gaming experiences on affordable Android development boards


A few months ago at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Imagination announced that the latest version of the Cocos2d-x game engine has been optimized by Chukong Technologies for the Creator Ci20 microcomputer. Cocos2d-x is an extremely popular open source game engine that supports multiple operating systems, including Android; seven out of the ten top […]

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Updated Creator Ci20 features improved board layout, out of the box FlowCloud support


Introducing the first version of our Creator Ci20 microcomputer during a dedicated event in London was a historic moment for Imagination – and a lot of fun for me! For the first time in the history of mobile and embedded computing, two of our most recognized brands (MIPS and PowerVR) came together in an accessible, […]

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maker faire bay area

Hacking MIPS-based dev boards at Maker Faire Bay Area 2015


Maker Faire Bay Area is around the corner and Imagination will be there to exhibit some exciting maker boards and projects that use our IP. Read on to find out how you can win some cool prizes by showing up to our mini-hackathons and what else will be on display during the event. Creator Ci20 […]

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PVRHub - PowerVR SDK v3.5

PowerVR SDK v3.5 is live, adds support for Android Extension Pack


PowerVR SDK v3.5 marks our first release for 2015 and is now live on our community page. We’ve made some significant improvements to several of the utilities and the SDK. In this release, support has been added to PVRVFrame for Android Extension Pack (AEP) as well as new hardware profiles including the Google Nexus Player, […]

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TBDR architecture

A look at the PowerVR graphics architecture: Tile-based rendering


I’m fond of telling the story about why I joined Imagination. It goes along the lines of: despite offers to go work on graphics in much sunnier climes, I took the job working on PowerVR Graphics here in distinctly un-sunny Britain because I was really interested in how Tile-Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) could work in […]

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Firefox OS home screen - MIPS PowerVR

Firefox OS now running on a MIPS-based reference tablet


Over 7 billion people call Earth home but only about a third own a mobile device. This means there is vast potential for companies to innovate and bring the exciting mobile web experience to new consumers, especially in fast-growing markets such as South America, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe and many others. Imagination plays a vital […]

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