Tag: Series5


PowerVR Series4 and Series5 GPUs, OpenGL ES 1.x and the beginning of mobile graphics (part 1) No matter if you are a developer, hardware engineer, system architect, or have a passion for multimedia and technology, you can’t but wonder at how much GPUs and graphics APIs like OpenGL ES have evolved over the past ten years in the mobile and … Continued

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Ultimately, no matter how good your hardware design is in terms of spot-on feature set, flexibility and scalability, it can all be let down by poor and inefficient driver software or a lack of compatible content. But again this is an area where Imagination can fall back on many years of solid experience and an impeccable track record of delivering … Continued

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In the previous three sections, I discussed the need to match market requirements, our rapid adoption of multiple graphics APIs, and our uncompromising support for GPU compute across all our PowerVR GPU cores. In this section, I will dive more deeply into the underlying hardware architecture, highlighting a selection of the patented unique features, as well as the flexibility of … Continued

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Most modern GPUs don’t like to share data they own – daring to poke the bear will invariably incur a cost. This includes the PowerVR Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) architecture, which keeps a number of frames in-flight so that vertex, fragment and GPU compute tasks can be dynamically scheduled for execution. For an application to be optimal, a renderer … Continued

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Chinese chipset vendor Rockchip has just joined the ‘high efficiency, low power’ club by recently announcing the 28nm RK3168 dual core processor with PowerVR SGX graphics for mobile devices. The RK3168 platform was displayed at the 2013 spring edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, where Rockchip had a tablet reference design connected to a power supply which showed the … Continued

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As the accelerated rate of adoption for mass-market smartphones and tablets is creating an increased pull from OEMs and ODMs to promote hype and buzz terms above everything else, consumers can easily lose track of which solution is better and why. Recent product announcements like Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo K900, Alcatel One Touch HD range or Google Glass are living … Continued

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Android currently supports a range of CPU and GPU architectures, implemented in different combinations across various chipsets. Scaling the fidelity of mobile graphics to get the most out of the underlying GPU has become a unique selling point when differentiating applications from the crowd. Because our PowerVR Insider programme is about enabling applications and their developers to succeed, we’ve included … Continued

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Mentor Graphics, Imagination and Pure have worked together to deliver an advanced graphical UI for the Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder. Philip Burr, director of UI product marketing at Mentor Graphics, is here to tell you more about the collaboration between Mentor, Imagination and Pure as well as the wide range of solutions from Mentor Embedded … Continued

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The brand new Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder is a high-performance digital TV recorder (PVR) with a rich and intuitive user interface running on a computing platform that integrates Imagination’s PowerVR graphics technologies. Pure is a division of Imagination and the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems. Pure’s line-up of digital radios … Continued

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After going behind the scenes of Imagination’s latest and greatest PVRTC2 texture compression standard, we now look at how PVRTC works and compare it against other widely texture compression standards available to game developers who want to target the whole range of our PowerVR GPUs, including Series5, Serie5XT and Series6. Textures are ubiquitous in mobile and desktop graphics. They add … Continued

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