Category: Consumer multimedia


Some of our PowerVR Developer Technology team are living it up in San Francisco this week at the Game Developer Conference 2018 on our Imagination Technologies booth #102. If you’re lucky enough to be at GDC, the fact you’re taking the time to read this blog post suggests you may well be interested in what we’re showing there – which … Continued

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If you are a graphics developer, you have most likely come across RenderDoc at some point during one of your projects. It is a graphics debugger that many developers find saves them a lot of time. It’s now supported on PowerVR and also supports our PVRTC compression format. What is RenderDoc? RenderDoc is a frame-capture based graphics debugger. It’s available … Continued

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Recently, we released our first AI-orientated SDK – the PowerVR CLDNN. In this post we’d like to explain what it is, what it’s for, and how to use it, so read on for more. The CLDNN API The PowerVR CLDNN API enables fast, efficient development and deployment of convolutional neural networks on PowerVR devices. The API can be used to … Continued

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Introduction This blog post is a must-read for every Unreal Engine 4 developer that wants to learn about how to optimise for PowerVR platforms specifically, as well as mobile in general. We’ve collected the most relevant tips from our very useful PowerVR Performance Recommendations document to share with you to help you boost your Unreal performance. For the purposes of … Continued

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Could you live without your smartphone? Almost everybody relies on one these days for so much of what they do – email, messages, social media, banking and more. Some people have even been known to use them to make phone calls! While this may not be unexpected for developed markets, it may come as a surprise to some that this … Continued

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Transistors are the unsung hero of the internet age yet few people outside the semiconductor industry are aware they exist. The first transistor was invented at Bell Labs, New Jersey, USA on 16 December 1947 by William Shockley (seated below at Brattain’s laboratory bench), John Bardeen (left) and Walter Brattain (right). This was perhaps the most important electronics event of … Continued

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With the release of the updated PowerVR SDK & Tools 2017 R2 last month, it’s time to take a look at some of the new content packaged that is included alongside it. In this post we’ll take a closer look at the PowerVR Low-Level GLSL Optimisation document – our guide to wringing every last drop of performance out of the PowerVR … Continued

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A film I remember fondly is High Fidelity, in which the main protagonist has four obsessions – pop music, getting his ex-girlfriend back, making Top Five of All Time lists, and making Top Five lists of pop music that will help him get his ex-girlfriend back. In typically manly fashion then this is another list, but with only one obsession … Continued

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As you may have seen, our latest PowerVR Tools and SDK release (2017 R2) is now available, and it includes some quite significant changes. One of the areas we’ve been working on is our documentation, with several improvements to which we would love to draw your attention. PowerVR Hidden Surface Removal (HSR) from “PowerVR Hardware Architecture Overview for Developers” Major … Continued

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Last week we were thrilled to bring you the announcement of the release of the latest version of the PowerVR SDK Framework 5.0 and Tools Release 2 for 2017. This offers a number of exciting changes and promises to make life easier for any and all developers working with PowerVR GPUs. One of the major developments with this new release … Continued

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