PowerVR GX5300 - mainstream wearables SoC - Android Wear

Imagination Technologies has introduced a new PowerVR GPU that is targeted specifically at wearables, IoT, and other small embedded applications that require OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics. The silicon for... the GPU takes up just 0.55 mm2 (post layout) on a 28nm manufacturing process. According to Imagination that makes it the smallest OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU capable of running Android and Android Wear.

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SoftKitty OpenGL ES demo - PowerVR Rogue (1)

Last month Apple announced that it had extended its license agreement with Imagination Technologies allowing it to use the PowerVR GPUs. Without a doubt Apple is Imagination’s biggest mobile customer, however other chip makers like Samsung, MediaTek, AllWinner also use the same GPUs. What is it that makes these GPUs so popular, especially with Apple?

Tegra K1

Nvidia has unveiled the latest member of its Tegra mobile processor lineup. Here’s an in-depth look at the Nvidia Tegra K1 and what it means for mobile devices.