11th January 2016

Imagination highlights top CES 2016 developments


London, UK – 11th January, 2016 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces key highlights and developments featuring its technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016. These include technological breakthroughs from Imagination, partners’ product and technology developments, and a great number of Imagination based products across the show.

Imagination breakthroughs at CES:

  • Demonstrated the next major disruption in mobile and consumer graphics with a silicon implementation of the PowerVR Wizard GR6500 ray tracing GPU which delivers amazing realism and performance with 50x the efficiency of a desktop GPU
  • Highlighted the latest integrated platform technologies with PowerVR graphics, OpenVX™ compliant GPU compute, video encode/decode and camera ISP – which together are enabling computer vision applications from the low to the high end for applications including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), surveillance, smart cameras, drones and more
  • Showed how Imagination is making it easy for engineers, developers and integrators to build IoT products and solutions, highlighting the ultimate IoT-in-a-Box development kit – the successfully Kickstarted Creator Ci40 – that provides everything needed to get started with IoT development including all the hardware, software, development tools and cloud infrastructure needed to quickly build a wireless IoT system

Partner products and technology developments at CES:

  • Ineda Systems Inc. announced mass production of its low-power I3 Series SoC, which uses two MIPS CPUs with FPU and DSP support, and targets applications such as fitness bands, smart sensors, thermostats and medical applications where low power is a key requirement.
  • Mobileye, whose leading ADAS technologies leverage MIPS processors and are used by companies including BMW, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Tesla and others, announced a new crowd-sourced real-time mapping technology development called Road Experience Management (REM); REM partners include General Motors and
  • MQA demonstrated high-quality audio playback on Imagination’s Caskeid development system, powered by MIPS processors and Ensigma connectivity IP, for wireless audio synchronization.
  • NetSpeed Systems joined with Imagination to announce they are working together to deliver next-generation fabric solutions for the most advanced platforms and SoC designs.
  • Qualcomm Atheros demonstrated an implementation of Google’s Weave running on its MIPS-based QCA4531 intelligent connectivity solution.
  • Renesas demonstrated its new R-Car H3 automotive SoC which features a high-end PowerVR GX6650 GPU with 192 ALU cores and hardware virtualization for maximum robustness and safety.
  • Rightware announced the founding members – including Imagination – of its Kanzi Partner Program, a global ecosystem of companies working together to develop and define the future of digital Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) with a focus on the automotive industry.
  • Securifi showed its range of MIPS-based Almond routers and announced the new Almond 3 touchscreen wireless router, a smart home hub and a traditional Wi-Fi router in one device.
  • Sequans Communications announced that its MIPS-based Colibri LTE chipset platform passed AT&T’s ADAPT chipset verification program and is approved to operate on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
  • Valens demonstrated its MIPS-based HDBaseT car connectivity technology, which received an Emmy award for Technology and Engineering; and joined with partners including GM, Daimler and Delphi in the HDBaseT Alliance to announce expansion into automotive infrastructure.
  • Various partners demonstrated new automotive solutions on SoCs that use PowerVR GPUs: Green Hills Software demonstrated INTEGRITY technologies on the Renesas R-Car H2 and H3, as well as the Texas Instruments (TI) TDA2x ADAS SoC and TI “Jacinto 6” automotive SoC. QNX demonstrated on the TI “Jacinto 6” its new QNX In-Car Communication (ICC) technology.

Also on display at the show:

  • Consumer products with PowerVR GPUs, such as VR headsets including those from Nibiru and Dlodlo and OTT media players including those from Amazon and Google
  • Several new smartphones and tablets with PowerVR graphics and video including those from ASUS, Dell, HTC, Huawei and others – including Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mate 8, which features PowerVR H.265 4K video decode
  • A Toshiba development board with uses its TZ5011 processor with PowerVR graphics and video, as well as Ensigma 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi connectivity
  • An in-car dash camera using Imagination’s PowerVR Raptor V2500 camera ISP
  • Google’s new Brillo operating system for IoT and M2M applications running on the Creator Ci40
  • Wearable devices using MIPS CPUs including wearable cameras, smart glasses, the Swimbot smart fitness device and the Pay Watch from Chinese wearable fitness operator FiiSmart in partnership with Alibaba
  • MIPS based TVs and set-top boxes using technology from companies including ALi, Realtek, and Sigma Designs from brands including TCL and others
  • IoT development boards with MIPS including the Creator Ci40, as well as boards from Vocore, Standing Egg, Digilent and others including the MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688 development platform
  • Altair’s high-performance, low-power LTE chipset that provides a platform for the improved connectivity necessary for a range of IoT applications – with MIPS inside
  • Microchip’s PIC32 line of microcontrollers with MIPS Warrior M-class CPUs
  • The ultimate multi-room audio and digital radio solutions combining Imagination’s MIPS CPUs, Ensigma RPUs for connectivity and Caskeid audio synchronization technology; plus innovative new in-car audio solutions featuring Ensigma RPUs
  • The first silicon implementation of the high-performance MIPS Warrior P5600 CPU, from Baikal
  • The Shield network security system from ITUS Networks, which uses a MIPS-based OCTEON III processor from Cavium Networks
  • IP cameras from Quanta that use a MIPS CPU and Imagination’s FlowTalk VoIP technology
  • Other Imagination partners including AllSeen Alliance, Digital River, the HSA Foundation, the Khronos Group, Pure, Rockchip, Sony, Thread Group, Wi-Fi Alliance, and many others

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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