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The title of this post uses the word ‘revelation’ instead of ‘revolution’ because mobile game engines are only inching their way toward using full-on ray tracing. The mobile game community wants ray tracing but the roadblock has been the lack of hardware fast enough to keep up with the challenging frame rates. This is where Imagination’s optimised for mobile, PowerVR … Continued

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In the first half of last year, the technology industry was taken somewhat by surprise when it noticed that Google’s Chromebook project was working. With a perceived lack of performance and the initial requirement for internet connectivity for the device to be usable, many predicted that Chromebooks, in general, would not take off. However, data from last year revealed that … Continued

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The PowerVR architecture is quick to support the latest technologies, and the Vulkan API is a case in point. Vulkan is a modern API that enables developers to gain ‘low-level’ access to underlying graphics hardware, ensuring that the performance of that hardware can be maximised. Any apps displaying large volumes of data such as navigation apps are a great use … Continued

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The Games Developer Conference (GDC) is a major event in the gaming industry’s calendar. It is famous as a celebration of entertainment culture that’s bursting with companies and individuals looking to create new and exciting visual experiences. For those in the industry, it is a must-attend event. One big trend across GDC in recent years has been the rise of … Continued

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As 4G (LTE Advanced, LTE Advanced Pro along with LTE Classic) continues to penetrate and replace legacy networks, there seems to be an urgency to demonstrate a version of 5G at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and an enhanced version at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The mobile operators will be busy preparing for a roll-out of trial 5G … Continued

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Security is a critical part of any professional IoT solution. Waiting until the end of the design cycle to starting thinking about how to implement your security solution will only lead to unplanned attack surfaces. The Creator Ci40 and Ci40 IoT-in-a-box kit is now part of the Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN) (see more below), enables developers to investigate which IoT … Continued

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Imagination Technologies is a company with a vision to create fantastic products for innovators, for those that are looking to change the world. As such, we are always thinking ahead to see how we can best deliver that future – a future that’s bright, bold and empowering. At the core of this vision are our employees who are key in … Continued

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“You speak of the prophecy, of the one who will bring balance to the mid-range smartphone market?” Mace Windu. Recently, Imagination announced its newest line of PowerVR GPUs – the Series8XE Plus. These new designs build on Imagination’s cost-effective Series8XE GPU offerings and give more choice for SoC manufacturers looking to build mid-range “step-up” chips for the gaming set-top box, … Continued

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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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