From digital TVs and set-top boxes, to digital radio and connected audio, and an ever increasing number of smart home appliances, this segment covers the wide range of products we enjoy in our living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. To address the ever-changing needs of the home electronics market, Imagination offers a wide range of scalable technologies, including PowerVR video encode and decode technologies for Blu-ray, set-top box and DTV products, with full support for 4K resolution; a wide range of scalable, high performance and power efficient MIPS CPUs; a complete Meta audio platform, and the broadest range of receiver and connectivity standards, including Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi, supported by the new Ensigma Series3 and Series4 radio IP processors.
MIPS is the leading CPU architecture in home entertainment products today, shipping in millions of TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players. The SoCs inside these increasingly ‘smart’ home electronics must offer exceptional performance and be more highly integrated than ever, but also need to be delivered at the low cost points the market has come to expect. MIPS cores are proven to deliver top line performance in nearly half the silicon area of other IP cores. SoC designers can use this efficiency advantage for significant cost and power savings, or to implement additional cores and deliver a performance advantage over competing silicon. This makes MIPS cores ideal for the next generation of home entertainment products.
Imagination are well positioned to continue the progress which has so far seen our Ensigma communication cores dominate the DAB segment and take a significant role in internet audio; and we continue to ship MIPS CPUs and PowerVR GPUs into major TV brands worldwide and lead the introduction of advanced graphics and apps processors into set-top boxes.
PowerVR video cores, image enhancement and display technologies handle the demanding requirements of the widest spectrum of DTV devices including the latest UltraHD (4K) displays, while our graphics add a wealth of new user interface possibilities to TVs and set-top boxes. Ensigma radio processors support a wide variety of analogue and digital TV standards as well as Wi-Fi and other connectivity standards and Meta delivers outstanding audio and system management. From multi-standard connectivity to the output of crystal clear audio, our embedded processing, DSP, and communications technologies are at the heart of hundreds of products from leading brands worldwide.