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. The PowerVR GX5300 GPU is specifically designed for ultra-low power, low area applications that require OpenGL ES graphic rendering. That makes it perfect for wearables. The current generation of smartwatches can only render graphics using software. However wearables that use the…
Imagination Technologies has unveiled its new Warrior P5600 CPU and PowerVR6 GPU designs recently, but is this the company’s big break in the mobile space?
Ingenic Semiconductor has released a reference design for a small processor board aimed at the wearables market. The board, known as the Ingenic Newton, integrates a CPU and RAM with flash memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and various sensors in a design that is around the size of a SD card.
Imagination has announced the new PowerVR Wizard family of GPUs that offer high-performance ray tracing capabilities in a chip that is suitable for use in smartphones and tablets.
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?
Imagination Technologies has unveiled five new chips at MWC 2014, including new PowerVR GPU, two Warrior microprocessors, and a big.LITTLE octo-core SoC.
Imagination Technology has unveiled a refresh to its PowerVR Series6 range of GPUs, the new high-end 6XT and entry level 6XE.
Imagination Technologies has just announced its new “Warrior” CPU cores, which will put the company head to head with ARM powered mobile processors.
The GPU and mobile SoC maker Nvidia announced that it will make available its GPU and visual computing technologies for licensing by any interested company. The move will allow chipmakers such as Samsung to use Nvidia GPUs in their mobile systems on a chip.