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At GDC 2018 earlier this year, we launched our latest technical graphics demo focusing on our PowerVR Series8XE range of GPUs. From the beginning of the project, we set out to show exactly how much our PowerVR Series8XE range of GPUs was capable of, despite its highly compact, low-area design. The range includes cores such as the PowerVR GE8300 (four … Continued

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Recently, we ran a webinar entitled, “Enabling efficient implementation of neural networks in smart cameras”. If you missed it, it’s worth checking out, as we take a close look at the smart camera market and the need to embed neural network accelerator in edge devices. For those with an eye on the industry, this move to the placing intelligence in … Continued

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For many years, the semiconductor industry has strived towards tightly integrating more and more components into a single system-on-chip (SoC). After all, it is an entirely practical solution for high volume applications. By optimally positioning the various cores, memories and peripherals chip manufacturers are able to minimise data pathways, improve power efficiency and optimise for high performance, while significantly reducing … Continued

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Once again, we bring you another of our Visionary series of interviews with key thinkers at the company. This time we’re in conversation with Paul Brasnett, senior research manager for the PowerVR Vision & AI division. Paul leads three teams at Imagination; two research the latest developments in the rapidly moving world of neural network acceleration and a third that … Continued

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Thanks to increases in screen resolutions and ever more complex render pipelines, games and other apps are becoming more and more bandwidth intensive, requiring larger amounts of data to be copied to-and-from memory. Devices are now commonly expected to drive 2K screen resolutions without a hitch; high-end games can have huge geometric complexity, and rendering pipelines typically involve multiple intermediate … Continued

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In our report on last year’s Embedded Vision Summit, we observed that machine learning was at the top of the classic Gartner hype cycle. Imagination was of course once again in attendance at the show last month and we’d say it was still riding high. Kristof Beets, Senior Director of Product Management & Technical Marketing at Imagination reported back that … Continued

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The PowerVR Developer Technology team is delighted to announce the latest version of our PowerVR Tools and SDK – 2018 Release 1. Following on from our major SDK Framework overhaul in our release late last year, this is yet another significant iteration. For starters, we have made further improvements to our SDK Framework, including new examples and documentation. We have … Continued

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Recently, Imagination returned from the AutoSens show held at the Michigan Science Center in downtown Detroit. Aimed at engineers and other stakeholders in the automotive sensor industry, we first attended last autumn and suitably impressed by the quality of attendees, this time we decided to both attend and exhibit to show off Imagination’s on-going presence in the automotive space. The show … Continued

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Back in September Imagination changed the game for embedded AI acceleration with the introduction of the Series2NX neural network accelerator (NNA) and today we are proud to announce two cores in the range: the PowerVR AX2185 aimed at the premium markets, and the AX2145 for the mid-range. (We go into more detail about each below). As we explained in our … Continued

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If you’ve been paying attention to Imagination’s recent demos you may have seen that a certain gnome has made a regular appearance on our booth. However, after putting in sterling work we’ve decided that it’s time to retire our small, plump, red-hatted friend. However, we have become rather fond of the little fella so we thought we should give him … Continued

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Last week the National Technology Awards 2018 took place in the luxurious surroundings of the Waldorf Hilton, London. The NTAs are an annual event that celebrates excellent in the industry and we are delighted to announce that Imagination’s PowerVR’s Vision & AI team has won in the category for ‘Tech Team of the Year.’ The judging panel, ranging from journalists … Continued

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This week Imagination will be showcasing our innovative technologies at AutoSens, the Automotive Sensor and Perception Conference, which connects engineers and others who are involved in the ADAS and autonomous vehicles markets. The conference takes place in locations in the US and Europe, and this week it’s located in Detroit, a place long associated with the motor car. Once the … Continued

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Welcome to the latest in our series of Visionary interviews with our key thinkers at the company. In this instalment, we spend some time with Carlos Sarria, Senior Developer Technology Manager, for PowerVR Developer Technology. Carlos has been with the company since the late ‘90s and was part of many of the company’s early success in console and mobile. He … Continued

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