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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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PowerVR GPUs: Bringing OpenGL ES graphics to mobile for over ten years

           

PowerVR Series4 and Series5 GPUs, OpenGL ES 1.x and the beginning of mobile graphics (part 1) No matter if you are a developer, hardware engineer, system architect, or have a passion for multimedia and technology, you can’t but wonder at how much GPUs and graphics APIs like OpenGL ES have evolved over the past ten […]

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Understanding PowerVR Series5XT: PowerVR’s hardware is nothing without software optimization

         

Ultimately, no matter how good your hardware design is in terms of spot-on feature set, flexibility and scalability, it can all be let down by poor and inefficient driver software or a lack of compatible content. But again this is an area where Imagination can fall back on many years of solid experience and an […]

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Understanding PowerVR Series5XT: PowerVR, TBDR and architecture efficiency

           

In the previous three sections, I discussed the need to match market requirements, our rapid adoption of multiple graphics APIs, and our uncompromising support for GPU compute across all our PowerVR GPU cores. In this section, I will dive more deeply into the underlying hardware architecture, highlighting a selection of the patented unique features, as […]

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Why GPUs don’t like to share – a guide to improve your renderer on PowerVR-based platforms

     

Most modern GPUs don’t like to share data they own – daring to poke the bear will invariably incur a cost. This includes the PowerVR Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) architecture, which keeps a number of frames in-flight so that vertex, fragment and GPU compute tasks can be dynamically scheduled for execution. For an application […]

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Rockchip releases RK3168 SoC with PowerVR SGX graphics, we go hands-on with image quality tests

         

Chinese chipset vendor Rockchip has just joined the ‘high efficiency, low power’ club by recently announcing the 28nm RK3168 dual core processor with PowerVR SGX graphics for mobile devices. The RK3168 platform was displayed at the 2013 spring edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, where Rockchip had a tablet reference design connected to a […]

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From Google Glass to Samsung Galaxy S4, PowerVR SGX is mobile’s leading GPU

            

As the accelerated rate of adoption for mass-market smartphones and tablets is creating an increased pull from OEMs and ODMs to promote hype and buzz terms above everything else, consumers can easily lose track of which solution is better and why. Recent product announcements like Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo K900, Alcatel One Touch HD range […]

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How to build scalable mobile graphics and optimize apps for PowerVR GPUs

            

Android currently supports a range of CPU and GPU architectures, implemented in different combinations across various chipsets. Scaling the fidelity of mobile graphics to get the most out of the underlying GPU has become a unique selling point when differentiating applications from the crowd. Because our PowerVR Insider programme is about enabling applications and their […]

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Mentor Graphics, Imagination and Pure deliver an impressive graphical UI on the Pure Avalon 300R Connect Digital TV Recorder

         

Mentor Graphics, Imagination and Pure have worked together to deliver an advanced graphical UI for the Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder. Philip Burr, director of UI product marketing at Mentor Graphics, is here to tell you more about the collaboration between Mentor, Imagination and Pure as well as the wide range […]

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Pure Avalon 300R Connect with PowerVR graphics ushers in a new era of smart STBs

         

The brand new Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder is a high-performance digital TV recorder (PVR) with a rich and intuitive user interface running on a computing platform that integrates Imagination’s PowerVR graphics technologies. Pure is a division of Imagination and the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems. […]

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