Archive | PowerVR Video and Vision

Chipsets for smart glasses and other high end wearables

      

Smart glasses are an example of high-end output wearables; whether they’re used in industrial applications or to augment our everyday life, smart glasses are the poster child for computer vision applications and require significantly more horsepower than a traditional smartwatch. Smart glasses can be used for industrial applications or to augment everyday life activities Designing […]

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SoCs for smartwatches and other mainstream wearables

     

According to a team of Gartner analysts, affordable Android-based smartwatches will retail at $30 by 2015 as interest builds up inside consumer mass markets in China and internationally. This puts smartwatches at the forefront of wearable adoption, since it is a category of devices that consumers are already familiar with and feel comfortable using. A […]

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Get that smartphone chip out of my wearable!

      

The interest surrounding wearables has never been higher. IDC says that over 19 million wearable devices will ship by the end of 2014, a threefold increase over last year’s figure. Wearable shipments will grow by 78.4 percent annually, eventually surpassing the 100 million mark for worldwide shipments in 2018 alone. IDC also notes that wearables […]

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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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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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