Archive | PowerVR Video and Vision

Smartphone cameras get a major revamp with new PowerVR V2500 imaging processor from Imagination

      

MWC 2014 marks the introduction of the first Series2 Raptor imaging processor core, the PowerVR V2500. V2500 is ideal for low-power products such as mobile devices and wearables, but can seamlessly scale to provide the performance needed for Ultra HD video, multi-megapixel photography and higher pixel depth sensors required in other embedded markets like automotive, […]

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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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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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The emergence of HEVC and 10-bit colour formats

      

In case you haven’t seen the latest headlines, Imagination recently announced PowerVR D5500, the world’s first multi-standard 10-bit video decoder that is able to handle the H.265 (HEVC) standard at 4K (Ultra HD) resolution. H.265, which was officially ratified earlier this year, aims to provide roughly double the data compression of the H.264 standard currently […]

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Decoding HEVC in 10-bit colours at 4K resolutions: PowerVR D5500, a Rosetta Stone for video decode

      

With the recent launch of our next generation PowerVR Series5 video IP cores, Imagination has brought a series of exciting new features to the PowerVR D5500 video decoder core designed to preserve colour fidelity from source to display and provide the performance required for 4K@60fps and H.265 (HEVC). All our PowerVR VPU (video processing unit) […]

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PowerVR Video Decoder Requirements for WiDi Miracast

PowerVR video IP solutions for wireless displays

           

After coming back from MWC 2013 in Barcelona where we’ve launched the PowerVR G6100 – our most smallest PowerVR Series6 GPU to date -, we’re dedicating this entry to a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the other important announcement made during the show. We’ve stated in a recent press release that power efficiency is now […]

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Dacor Discover IQ Android Interface

4K TVs and the Connected Home take center stage

              

The dust is starting to settle over one of the largest consumer electronics shows of the year so it’s the perfect time to review some of the best technologies we’ve seen during a very busy week for Imagination in Las Vegas. CES 2013 saw a record number of consumer electronics companies exhibiting, with exciting new […]

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PowerVR video solutions: MSE vs SSIM

PowerVR video IP solutions: how to make a difference in a world of standards

           

Product differentiation – one of the industry’s most dreaded topics – seems to be making a strong comeback as more and more vendors try to find ways of setting themselves apart to avoid the bottomless pit of price competition. Vendors need the so-called USPs (unique selling points) within a product that consumers will find attractive […]

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PowerVR video: banding effects in 8bit images

PowerVR Series4 video IP cores: the world in 1 billion colours

      

With the recent launch of our next generation video cores, the PowerVR D4500MP decoder and PowerVR E4500MP encoder, we have brought a series of exciting new features designed to preserve colour fidelity from source to display and provide the performance required for ultra-high definition video applications. Building on the strength of the highly acclaimed PowerVR […]

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NDS surfaces

The Future of TV

             

TV has undergone an amazing transformation throughout the last decade with the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, the penetration of high-definition services (HDTV), increasingly larger displays driven by the migration from cathode-ray through plasma, LCD and LED towards OLED screen technology, right through to today’s trend in connected (or smart) TV. Presently around 250m […]

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