Tag: CPU


The year is 2032. Former LAPD sergeant John Spartan wakes up after three decades in deep freeze sleep to find everything has changed, including driving. Almost all the cars in the 1993 movie Demolition Man were self-driving, but of course they were concept cars. Today, more than ten leading car makers (including Audi, BMW, GM, Tesla Motors, Volkswagen, and Volvo) … Continued

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Power management is an often overlooked yet critical area for both consumer and industrial IoT devices. In a battery powered device, optimizing dynamic as well as static power is imperative; power optimization can be addressed in three ways: Power management control IP implemented for low power Power aware software Power management control should address the inclusion of voltage and frequency … Continued

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But that’s only part of the story We were delighted that at this year’s TSMC OIP event on September 17th in Santa Clara, Imagination received the prestigious 2015 Graphics Partner of the Year award. The award recognizes the work done by Imagination and TSMC in benchmarking performance and design flows to enable our mutual customers to get the best possible … Continued

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Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog with Imagination. Going forward I’ll be contributing here by providing snapshots of Imagination’s participation at events around the world, as well as some of the latest developments from the company. Let me start with some really cool news. At the recently concluded Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum held in Santa Clara, California, Imagination … Continued

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In my previous article about heterogeneous architectures, I identified memory bandwidth as the main bottleneck for implementing power-efficient algorithms for computer vision. Luckily, Imagination has created an innovative solution designed to address this common issue in mobile and embedded devices – and it comes in the form of the PowerVR Imaging Framework. Introducing the PowerVR Imaging Framework The PowerVR Imaging … Continued

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Heterogeneous architectures in embedded computing are fast becoming a reality – we indeed see many leading IP and semiconductor companies today building heterogeneous computing hardware. In the article below, I’m going to describe one typical use case for heterogeneous computing and the challenges that result from moving to a heterogeneous programming model. Running a beautification algorithm on a modern SoC … Continued

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In the mobile and embedded market, the design constraints of electronic products can sometimes be seen as tight and contradictory: the market demands higher performance yet lower power consumption, reductions in cost but shorter time-to-market. These constraints have created a trend for more specialized hardware designs that fit a particular application; if each task is well matched to a functional … Continued

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A few months ago at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Imagination announced that the latest version of the Cocos2d-x game engine has been optimized by Chukong Technologies for the Creator Ci20 microcomputer. Cocos2d-x is an extremely popular open source game engine that supports multiple operating systems, including Android; seven out of the ten top grossing games in China are … Continued

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An important aspect for all mobile devices – and wearables especially – is keeping personal data secure. There have been several articles published on this topic, from Forbes and The Guardian to Symantec. Designing secure and scalable software for wearables is equally important to ensuring the hardware elements are efficiently working together. This is because the data that these devices … Continued

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According to a team of Gartner analysts, affordable Android-based smartwatches will retail at $30 by 2015 as interest builds up inside consumer mass markets in China and internationally. This puts smartwatches at the forefront of wearable adoption, since it is a category of devices that consumers are already familiar with and feel comfortable using. A mini-computer on your wrist There … Continued

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