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Imagination’s Meta CPU: Advanced Simultaneous Multithreading

In today’s increasingly competitive landscape, edging out the other solutions both in benchmarks and in actual real life usage scenarios becomes a matter of efficiently combining the resources at hand to achieve the much-sought higher performance rather than relying on just one factor or performance metric. Therefore, after returning from a successful 2012 Linley Tech 6th Annual Processor Conference, we’ve decided to expand Paul Evans and Jim Whittaker’s presentation on Meta’s innovative latency-tolerant CPU architecture that focused on what simultaneous multithreading can bring to embedded computing. Read more about Imagination's Meta CPU on our blog.

ImaginationPR • 6 years ago

RPUs: The Next Big Thing In SoC Integration

Following our launch of Enisgma UCCP330 and the recent announcement of a license agreement with Qualcomm for certain IP from our Ensigma broadcast, communications and connectivity family, it’s now becoming clear that the importance of Radio Processing Units (RPUs) in the context of SoC evolution is growing rapidly as the concept RF integration is bound to become the next disruptive trend in the consumer electronics market. Read more on our blog.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

IFA And IBC Event Roundup

Simon Forrest is Imagination’s Senior Marketing Manager for the Connected Home. We’ve asked him to give you a brief highlight of the 2012 editions of IFA and IBC, two events which act as the barometer for how the Connected Home and Digital TV segments are developing. Read more on our blog.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Driving The Future Of Innovation In Television Technology

Mike Hopkins, Imagination's Mobile Marketing Manager, attended the Future of Innovation in Television Technology Taskforce, an event organized by the Digital TV Group (DTG) which also had Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries as a special guest. Go to our blog to find a short summary of what happened on the day.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Do More With The New PowerVR Graphics SDK V3.0

Imagination’s PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.0 is out and we are now ready to reveal the exciting features, tools and utilities we’ve made available to developers. This release brings an important list of improvement and updates compared to the previous version (the PowerVR SDK v2.10) as we’ve talked to developers from large game studios and indie companies alike to make sure we get the right functionality incorporated in this iteration of the SDK. There’s also been a change in the way the website looks, so you now have a modernized and up-to-date dedicated page which is easier to browse through. Read more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/news/do-more-with-the-newly-released-powervr-graphics-sdk-v3-0

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Voice Over LTE – The Sound Of Change

By envisioning a world where communication is a must-have for on-the-move users, we believe that as wireless networks continue to grow and LTE becomes an established standard, voice and video over IP will become ubiquitous. It will usher in a new era of telecom evolution, as consumers want their smartphones or tablets to always select the most appropriate (and cheapest) method of making calls. Therefore switching to an IP-based system has the undoubted potential to not only make this hand-over more natural but also offer numerous advantages for the end-users. Read more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/hellosoft/voice-over-lte-the-sound-of-change

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Pure - Ten Years Of Evoke [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pure is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. and continues to be the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems, the number one supplier of digital radios in Europe and Australia, and the creator of the Evoke-1S, the world’s most popular and iconic digital radio. Pure leads the way in wireless music systems and cloud services with the Pure Connect portal. Pure radios support all the broadcast standards in the DAB family used across all key markets in Europe and beyond. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Digital Radio And Pure [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pure is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. and continues to be the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems, the number one supplier of digital radios in Europe and Australia, and the creator of the Evoke-1S, the world’s most popular and iconic digital radio. Pure leads the way in wireless music systems and cloud services with the Pure Connect portal. Pure radios support all the broadcast standards in the DAB family used across all key markets in Europe and beyond. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Imagination At A Glance [INFOGRAPHIC]

Imagination was established in 1985 in Britain and has a long history as an IP provider, with partners amongst the world’s top-20 semiconductor and OEM companies. We license fundamental multimedia, communications and processor technologies and receive a royalty when products using those technologies ship into the market. Imagination is more than a semiconductor IP company. Our focus is increasingly on solutions, and that includes the extensive software and infrastructure required for enabling system-level solutions. Each of our core technologies is built on a smart-innovation. These include the tile-based deferred rendering (TBDR) of PowerVR graphics; the efficient combination of fixed and reconfigurable elements in PowerVR video; the fully programmable heart of our Ensigma connectivity and communications core; the multithreading of our Meta processors; the interoperability of our VoIP technology; and the streamlined approach to handling high-realism images in our Caustic Professional and PowerVR ray tracing.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

A Complete Guide To Tablet Features [INFOGRAPHIC]

It seems that companies nowadays are determined to make a tablet for everyone. With all the different flavors of operating systems, flexible form factors and rich connectivity options, tablets have become the go-to device for enjoying a wide range of content, from streaming video and reading online publications to console-like gaming and social media interaction. So what are the most popular features of a tablet and how do they influence their usage? We've spent some time and put all the answers you need in 'A complete guide to tablet features' - Imagination's very own infographic. See the full version on our blog.

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

PowerVR Series4 Video IP Cores: 1024 Shades Of Grey

With the recent launch of Imagination's next generation video cores, the PowerVR D4500MP decoder and PowerVR E4500MP encoder, Imagination has brought a series of exciting new features designed to preserve colour fidelity from source to display and provide the performance required for ultra-high definition video applications. Building on the strength of the highly acclaimed PowerVR Series3 IP core families, these multi-pipe video IPs will usher in a new era of colour quality and fidelity by offering a hardware coding engine capable of supporting full chroma resolution up to 10 bits of precision, leading to an amazing total of 1024 shades for each primary colour. Read more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/powervr/the-world-in-1-billion-colours-now-with-the-powervr-series4-video-ip-cores

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

Introducing The Brand New OpenGL ES 3.0

Five years after revealing OpenGL ES 2.0 to the world, the Khronos Groups has recently published the brand new OpenGL ES 3.0 specification. Aimed to be backwards compatible with the previous version, this iteration will enable developers to add more features to graphics applications. Imagination have been one of the key members of the Khronos Group, having worked closely with them to make sure that the new version has all the features needed for PowerVR Series6 ‘Rogue’, the next generation of high performance GPUs. Find out more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/news/introducing-the-brand-new-opengl-es-3-0

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

The Rise Of GPU Compute

The current trend of using cores aimed at rendering graphics to perform computational tasks usually handled by the CPU has had a major impact on the way programmers develop their applications. The concept implies using GPUs and CPUs together in modern SoCs with the sequential part of the application running on the CPU while the data-parallel, computational-intensive side, which is often more substantial, is handled by the GPU. The momentum for embracing the GPU compute model has been rapidly picking up as some experts have predicted that GPU compute is likely to increase its current capabilities by 500x, while ‘pure’ CPU capacities will progress by a limited 10x. Find out more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/powervr/the-rise-of-gpu-compute

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

PowerVR G6230 And G6430: Family Values Gone Rogue

Imagination is expanding the PowerVR Series6 IP family with two new members: PowerVR G6230 and G6430 – two graphics processor cores with two and four clusters, respectively. Find out more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/powervr/powervr-g6230-and-g6430-family-values-gone-rogue

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

The HSA Foundation: A Promise Of Heterogeneous Computing

There has been a lot of talk recently about the new foundation that AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek and Texas Instruments have set up. In this article, we spend some time thinking about what this really means for the concept of heterogeneous computing. Find out more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/news/the-promise-of-heterogeneous-processing-an-insider-look-at-the-hsa-foundation

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago

The Future Of TV

TV has undergone an amazing transformation throughout the last decade with the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, the penetration of high-definition services (HDTV), increasingly larger displays driven by the migration from cathode-ray through plasma, LCD and LED towards OLED screen technology, right through to today’s trend in connected (or smart) TV. In this article, we look at how might Imagination’s technology help define and influence the future development of television in the home. Find out more at http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/powervr/the-future-of-tv

ImaginationPR • 7 years ago