Imagination Blog

This year MWC and GDC 2015 are happening during the same week which is unfortunate for me because I really enjoy going to both events. Although attended by different demographics, a common theme you will be hearing next week is how the exponential increase in performance is paving the way for console-quality graphics on next-generation embedded devices, including smartphones and … Continued

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This post serves as a quick start guide of how you can add the PVRTrace libraries to your own OpenGL ES application and begin capturing traces. We will use the PowerVR SDK example applications to demonstrate the process. We will be attaching the trace libraries to Windows 32-bit applications here. Dynamically linked libraries are also provided for all other platforms, … Continued

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There are several probes already out there for developers writing code for MIPS-based processors but today I’d like to focus on a recently announced debug adapter based on the Bus Blaster design from Dangerous Prototypes. For those who are not familiar with Bus Blaster, it is a JTAG probe used for embedded processors, FPGAs, CPLDs, flash, and more; it features … Continued

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Crowdfunding is now more popular than ever, creating a straightforward way for startups to achieve validation from customers directly. Wearables, microcomputers and sports cameras are some examples of success stories in the world of crowd-sourced funding. There is a lot of innovation brewing inside the web pages of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pozible so in this article I will be highlighting inventions … Continued

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The Creator Ci20 microcomputer made quite a splash at its original launch in December, impressing reviewers with good specifications and an affordable price tag. The development board has been widely popular with the maker community, being already used in several home automation and IoT projects. Creator Ci20 was also recently featured in a CES 2015 article from The Tech Report … Continued

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This week we found out that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent on a mission to reach Pluto in 2006 came out of hibernation for its long-awaited encounter with the world’s most famous dwarf planet. Traveling across the solar system, the New Horizons spacecraft is now approximately 3.5 billion miles from the Sun, nine years after its launch.   New Horizons … Continued

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While browsing on Forbes a few months ago, I came across an article by Moor Insights & Strategy founder and principal analysts Patrick Moorhead who described how recent wireless technologies are creating fully portable mobile devices. (I am an avid reader of Patrick’s articles and recommend you subscribe to his column on Forbes) Since I always carry a laptop around to … Continued

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When it comes to multimedia streaming, people tend to think about YouTube, Netflix and many other services that deliver your favorite clips on smartphones, tablets and laptops. But thanks to a series of smarter technologies, users can also stream videos between devices over wireless protocols. One example is Miracast, a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard that runs on existing Wi-Fi Direct … Continued

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When we introduced Creator Ci20 two weeks ago in London, we had several demonstrations on display showing the full capabilities of the board in terms of performance and power consumption. Today we will be showing you a selection of these demonstrations that focus on three areas: gaming, multimedia streaming and web browsing. For those who want to skip between different … Continued

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