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Using the MIPS SIMD Architecture for high efficiency software video decoding

     

SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) is a class of instructions introduced in modern CPU designs to boost parallel processing performance by allowing efficient handling of vector operations. MSA (MIPS SIMD Architecture) offers developers access to a flexible and powerful 128-bit SIMD engine that delivers superior acceleration for multimedia and other compute-intensive applications. New application processors […]

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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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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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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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Porting the Cocos2d-x game engine to Creator CI20

      

A few months ago I was getting ready for our Creator CI20 launch in London; one of the demos we were planning to show at the event was Open Arena, a well-known Quake III mod that runs on multiple operating systems, including Debian and Android. When I took the same kit to CES 2015, I […]

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5 easy steps to add PVRTrace libraries to your own OpenGL ES application

     

This post serves as a quick start guide of how you can add the PVRTrace libraries to your own OpenGL ES application and begin capturing traces. We will use the PowerVR SDK example applications to demonstrate the process. We will be attaching the trace libraries to Windows 32-bit applications here. Dynamically linked libraries are also […]

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Bus Blaster V3c is an affordable debug probe for MIPS CPUs

    

There are several probes already out there for developers writing code for MIPS-based processors but today I’d like to focus on a recently announced debug adapter based on the Bus Blaster design from Dangerous Prototypes. For those who are not familiar with Bus Blaster, it is a JTAG probe used for embedded processors, FPGAs, CPLDs, […]

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New and affordable mobile devices for PowerVR developers

       

A lot of you have been asking us recently about chipsets using PowerVR GPUs and mobile devices using these SoCs that you can buy worldwide. This blog post lists the most popular smartphones and tablets using PowerVR Rogue GPUs. I also plan to update this article periodically, by adding new SoCs and devices as they […]

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Check out our packed idc15 developer day at GDC 2015

     

We have some great news: Imagination is organizing a full developer day packed with interesting sessions at GDC 2015; called idc15, it will be held on March 3rd inside room 302 of the South Hall and features talks and expert panel discussions aimed at helping you boost your game development across all devices with PowerVR […]

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Creator CI20 now shipping to Europe and North America

      

The Creator CI20 microcomputer made quite a splash at its original launch in December, impressing reviewers with good specifications and an affordable price tag. The development board has been widely popular with the maker community, being already used in several home automation and IoT projects. Creator CI20 was also recently featured in a CES 2015 […]

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