CES 2013, Las Vegas, USA: Imagination
Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, is demonstrating the connectivity and cloud technologies
that will drive the next wave of connected home technologies to mass market
penetration at CES 2013 (LVCC South Hall 4 Suite S215).
develops and licenses advanced technologies powering today’s multimedia-rich
and mobile world. Imagination’s connected home
technologies are being shown at CES 2013 driving connected speaker, digital
radio, audio dock, smart energy and other connected home applications –
enabling massive power savings compared to traditional technologies.
MetaFlow Connected Processor platforms for the connected home combine
Imagination’s Meta processor, Ensigma connectivity and Flow Cloud technologies
to offer a complete technology platform, enabling chip designers to create the
most compelling connected home products.
number of Imagination’s silicon partners are offering MetaFlow-based products,
which are already used by Pure and many other OEMs and ODMs to create some of
the most innovative cloud-connected consumer products available today.
King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination: “”The market was telling us that the
proliferation of standards and the convergence of home products were both
driving a rethink of how devices must evolve to take advantage of connectivity
in the Cloud era. That has been a focus
of Imagination for some time now as we worked out how to enable new
applications in the connected home, including not only entertainment but also
home automation, security, smart energy, personal health and more. As all of
these markets begin taking advantage of significantly enhanced functionality
enabled by Imagination’s latest Cloud and connectivity technologies consumers
will be able to figuratively ‘live in the Cloud’ as everything from cars to
toasters become connected to both the internet and each other.”
Process: Meta CPU
Meta CPU technology is a comprehensive range of general purpose embedded
32-bit processors ideally suited for a wide range of application and embedded processing.
Its unique hardware multi-threading and DSP capabilities enable Meta processors
to power the most advanced products. MetaFlow Connected Processor IP platforms
bring together a high performance 32-bit hardware multi-threaded CPU
architecture (with optional 32-bit DSP capability), Ensigma RPU-based full
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communications processor that also supports
more than 20 TV and radio standards) and Imagination’s Flow cloud and portal
technologies, all in an ultra-low power, highly cost-engineered IP package.
Connect: Ensigma RPU
Ensigma Series4 RPU (radio processor unit) is the heart of communications processing
for the modern home. Ensigma IP platforms solve the ever-growing problem of
proliferating broadcast and connectivity standards by supporting them all on a
single engine, and enabling them to be integrated onto SoCs for lowest system
Series4 is the ideal solution for markets including global chassis TV and
set-top boxes, radio (consumer or automotive), tablets and other connected
consumer products as well as embedded processors powering the Internet of
comprehensive range of standards supported make it ideal for connected TV,
audio and other home applications and its ‘one world, one chip’ approach
enables massive cost reductions for semiconductor and OEM companies.
RPUs support all key standards for connectivity including 802.11abgn, MIMO,
802.11n, MIMO 802.11ac, (Complete, Fully Embedded, or Thin MAC with
enable global chassis broadcast products with TV standards including DVB-T2,
DVB-T, ISDB-T, SBTVD, ATSC, GB20600-2006 (CTTB), DVB-S2,DVB-S,ISDB-S, DVB-C2,
DVB-C, J.83B, ISDB-C; Analogue TV; Mobile TV including DVB-H, T-DMB, 1-Seg
ISDB-T; and Radio standards including DAB/DAB+, HD Radio, 3-seg ISDB-T,
ISDB-Tmm, DRM, FM, AM.
Flow is a portfolio of cloud connectivity technologies that enable
consumer, industrial and embedded products powering the Internet of Things to
be fully cloud-connected. Flow enables product designers to easily create their
own cloud-based solutions totally optimised for their end applications, while
the growing ecosystem of Flow offerings, and service and content partners,
enables OEMs and ODMs to provide a rich set of cloud-based solutions that
complement their own core product capabilities.
About Imagination Technologies
Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and
communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading multimedia IP
cores for graphics, video, and display processing, multi-threaded embedded
processing/DSP cores and multi-standard communications and connectivity
processors. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for
systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a
strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and
middleware ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, handheld
multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and
in-car electronics. Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and
consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the
United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.