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Mobile
Robin Britton

Reducing memory bandwidth with PVRIC

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

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Benny Har-Even

PowerVR Series2NX: Raising the bar for embedded AI

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

Mobile
Benny Har-Even

Rising expectations: depth of field on mobile

While these days most of us with a smartphone might take gaming on mobile for granted many of us with older memories will recall that it’s actually a relatively recent development. In the days of basic Nokia phones, the likes of Snake ruled the roost (is that a

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AR/VR
Benny Har-Even

Game of Gnomes: AR on PowerVR made simple

Recently, Imagination attended GDC 2018, presenting an opportunity for game developers to get the latest info on our recent hardware and learn more about our new, groundbreaking developer tools. At our booth, we had a number of demos on show and one of these was an AR application

News and events
Robin Britton

Unleash your inner gnome at GDC 2018

Imagination is of course at GDC this week, and this year, with a nod to the current excitement around augmented reality, we’re having some fun with gnomes and emoji. We’ve given our face detection demo a (virtual) face-lift – turning the faces of visitors to our booth into gnomes!

News and events
Benny Har-Even

Imagination at GDC 2018

On Monday 19th March, the Game Developer Conference 2018 will open its doors, and professionals involved in the world of making games, from designers and artists to programmers and producers, will gather together for five days of learning, networking and general inspiration. Imagination Technologies has been powering the

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Mobile
Ashley Smith

Face detection and identification using OpenCL on PowerVR GPUs

In previous blog posts, we have demonstrated using neural networks to do things such as object recognition and digit recognition. In this post, we will demonstrate a more practical example of vision, AI and machine learning running on PowerVR GPUs. This demo is showing how we can utilise

Mobile
Robin Britton

Object recognition using Convolutional Neural Networks on a PowerVR GPU

This week at the Embedded Vision Summit in California we are showcasing our latest Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) object recognition demo. Since launching the original demo at last year’s EVS, the demo has been expanded to include multiple network models and is now implemented using Imagination’s own graph

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Consumer multimedia
Guest Blog

Unreal Engine and the ray tracing revelation

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

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