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Deep dive: OpenCL face detection on PowerVR [part 3]

Imagination’s R&D group has developed a face detection algorithm, which is based on a classifier cascade and is optimized to run on mobile devices comprising a CPU and PowerVR GPU. The algorithm employs several optimizations to improve performance and accuracy. In particular, instead of searching each entire frame

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Deep dive: Implementing computer vision with PowerVR [part 1]

Computer vision is the use of computers to extract useful meaning from images, such as those that arise from photographs, video and real-time camera feeds. Thanks to the proliferation of low-power parallel processors, the increasing availability of 3D sensors and an active ecosystem of algorithm developers, it is

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Increasing performance and power efficiency in heterogeneous software

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

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A primer on mobile systems used for heterogeneous computing

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

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New HSA Foundation specification brings us closer to heterogeneous computing

When the HSA Foundation was officially introduced back in 2012, I remember being on a conference call with our EVP of marketing Tony King-Smith and Patrick Moorhead*, founder and president of Moor Insights & Strategy. Patrick was working on a whitepaper (you can read it here) and was

Mythbusters | Imagination’s GPU Compute special edition

There seems to be a dangerous trend proliferating recently in certain circles that promote misleading concepts about what GPU compute is all about. But worry not; we here at Imagination have decided to put an end to all the nonsense and give you the proverbial facts in a

The promise of heterogeneous computing: an insider look at the HSA Foundation

There has been a lot of talk recently about the HSA Foundation that AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek and Texas Instruments have set up. Articles in the Inquirer or PC Mag have looked at the implications of this union which was announced through the official press release at

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