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IoT is one of those buzz words that is currently making steady progress along the ‘hype cycle’. Where exactly it is, be it on the upward curve of the ‘innovation trigger’ or at the top of the ‘peak of inflated expectations’ is arguable. What’s clear though is that it’s a long way from maturity as a concept but also that … Continued

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We explain why today’s community-based boards are not ideal IoT platforms and why developers require richer systems to effectively achieve scale. As anyone delving into the world of IoT can attest, finding a scalable, open-source, IoT framework that reliably and securely connects your devices to the cloud, while fitting your business needs rather than dictating them, is more challenging than one … Continued

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At Imagination, making the best use of the hardware resources available is a guiding principle of our design thinking. Our graphics processors are famous for their tile-based deferred rendering architecture, which ensures that they don’t waste time rendering pixels that don’t appear on screen. In a similar vein, ensuring the optimal use of hardware was one of the reasons why … Continued

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For TV industry watchers, it may seem that the development of television technology has stagnated in recent years. This is due to the resolution battle plateauing due to 4K becoming mainstream and a growing trend for millennials to prefer tablets and smartphones over the TV as the device of choice for watching online video and catch-up services. Similarly, the death … Continued

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In our previous article, we explained the basics of the PowerVR ray tracing API, including the scene generation and ray handling. In this article, we will show how to put those rays to good use to render different effects and compare the results with their rasterised counterpart. The video below is Ray Factory, our latest hybrid rendering demo:   Better rendering with … Continued

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This post is by Ievgen Korotkyi, associate professor at the department of Design of Electronic Digital Equipment (DEDEC), Faculty of Electronics at the Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine. Ievgen is an IoT developer/consultant at IT company Infopulse. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is the founder and coordinator of the “Lampa” Open Hardware Laboratory, part of the … Continued

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No one can have failed to notice that the rate of technological change in the automotive world is accelerating fast. While technology has for some years now increased car safety in the form of ABS, traction control and airbags, it’s only relatively recently that more advanced technology has started to be introduced and, in some cases, become standard. These systems … Continued

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2017 is going to be a really exciting year and we’ve put together a list of predictions. Many of the technologies we’ve been discussing for years are about to hit the mainstream. Gartner calls this the ‘Slope of Enlightenment’, where the true benefits of a technology become clearer and more widely understood (note that Gartner wasn’t involved in the formation … Continued

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You may already have seen that Imagination has announced that its PowerVR GPUs are the first to achieve conformance with the OpenVX 1.1 specification from the Khronos™ Group. OpenVX is an open, royalty-free standard API for cross-platform acceleration of computer vision applications. By being ahead of the game, we at Imagination are demonstrating our commitment to ensuring that our hardware … Continued

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You may remember our news from last year about the partnership between Celeno, Imagination and Quanta to provide the first WebRTC-enabled, VP8 and H.264 camera solution. What you may not know is that our MIPS CPUs are used in a range of dashcam cameras and 360-degree cameras, where every direction is filmed at once. A recent example is the Ingenic T10 processor. … Continued

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At the recent NMI Awards, held at the Thursday, 17 November 2016 at the Hilton Bankside Hotel, London, Imagination’s Keno Mario-Ghae, came away as the proud recipient of the ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ award. The National Microelectronics Institute is a body that looks to connect people across the UK and Ireland’s electronics industry to strengthen and build up the eco-system … Continued

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98 seconds. Just 98 seconds. That’s all the time it took recently for an internet-connected security webcam to be attacked by malware once it was plugged in. This is a clear illustration that anything that connected to the internet is almost certain to face a malware attack sooner rather than later. Such is the nature of the internet of things. … Continued

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