Imagination Technologies Articles
Semiconductors: a strategic industry ripe for UK leadership
Imagination Technologies recently published its innovation manifesto, titled 'The UK’s Innovation Future'. At a critical juncture in the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the manifesto underscores the strategic importance of semiconductors to the UK’s future competitiveness and prosperity.
Addressing the UK’s digital skills deficit
According to Deloitte, over the next decade, the current outdated system of education and workplace training could see the UK forgo up to £140bn in economic growth from missed opportunities in intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence and automation, which will in turn undermine our future prosperity. Deloitte has also found that just 18% of business leaders believe that school leavers and graduates have the digital skills a...
Season 3 - Episode #4 - The ISO26262 Digital Conference
With the ever growing importance of functional safety in automotive silicon, the ISO26262 standard has never been more important. However, it still doesn’t have the cross industry understanding it should have to keep automotive compute moving forward.
Imagination launches IMG Labs to create new technologies
Imagination Technologies has announced IMG Labs, a specialist division tasked with developing innovations fundamental to new, advanced semiconductor products. IMG Labs’ mission is to understand and accelerate future trends in the semiconductor industry, translating these into new licensable technologies that will enable world-leading products for Imagination’s partners.
GPU selected for BeagleV RISC-V AI single board computer
Imagination Technologies has announced that StarFive has licensed the IMG B-Series graphics processing unit (GPU) IP to support the development of its latest RISC-V AI single-board computer (SBC). Imagination's GPUs are designed to work with all processor architectures. The collaboration will help grow the RISC-V ecosystem.
Growing the AI ecosystem for developers worldwide
In a collaboration between Imagination Technologies and PaddlePaddle, Imagination’s IMGDNN API has been integrated into Paddle-Lite, growing the AI ecosystem for developers worldwide.
Imagination hires Tim Whitfield as Chief of Engineering
Imagination Technologies has announced the appointment of Tim Whitfield as COE (Chief of Engineering) with responsibility for the majority of the company’s engineering activities. Whitfield joins Imagination from Arm where he was most recently VP Strategy, having held a range of management positions over a 20-year tenure.
IMG Series4 NNA AI accelerator for ADAS
Imagination Technologies has announced the IMG Series4, its next-generation neural network accelerator (NNA) for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Series4 targets automotive disruptors as well as Tier 1s, original equipment manufacturer (OEMS) and automotive semiconductor system-on-chip (SoC) manufacturers.
BXS-4-64 GPU enables automotive graphics in TI processors
Imagination Technologies has announced that its BXS-4-64 GPU will be included in Texas Instruments (TI) Jacinto processor families for automotive applications. BXS offers up to 60% higher performance for automotive graphics applications, like surround view technology, thanks to its bespoke design for the automotive market needs.
Imagination announces the first RISC-V computer architecture course
Imagination Technologies announced a complete course on RISC-V computer architecture for under-graduate teaching as part of its Imagination University Programme (IUP). 'RVfpga: Understanding Computer Architecture' includes a rich set of teaching materials and practical exercises to help students understand the key elements of processor architecture, including IP cores, modifying a RISC-V core and their microarchitectures.
NXP extends licensing deal for Imagination’s EPP IP
Imagination Technologies has announced that NXP, an automotive semiconductor supplier, has extended its license for Imagination’s EPP IP (Ethernet Packet Processor) for use in S32 vehicle network processors.
Advanced GPU IP for the automotive industry
Imagination Technologies has announced the XS GPU, an advanced GPU IP for automotive, enabling ADAS acceleration and safety critical graphics workloads. XS represents Imagination's most advanced automotive GPU IP created to-date, whicyh they also claim to be the first licensable IP in the industry that is ISO 26262-capable, a standard that addresses risk in the automotive industry.
Rockchip chooses Imagination's Ensigma iEW200 Wi-Fi
Rockchip, a Chinese fabless semiconductor company, is using Imagination Technologies’ Ensigma iEW200 integrated RF and baseband low-power Wi-Fi IP in its next-generation ultra-low-power Wi-Fi IC, RK2206.
Next-gen IEEE 802.11ax/WiFi 6 IP for low-power
Imagination Technologies has announced the launch of IMG iEW400, its latest IP based on Imagination’s Ensigma WiFi 6 technology. iEW400 delivers integrated RF and baseband, designed for low-power and battery-powered applications such as the internet of things (IoT), wearables and hearables.
Imagination receives ISO 26262 process conformance from HORIBA MIRA
Imagination Technologies has achieved ISO 26262 process conformance following a successful audit of its Functional Safety Management System by HORIBA MIRA. HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of engineering, research, and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. OEMs, Tier 1s and semiconductor vendors can integrate Imagination’s IP with the confidence and knowledge that it is ISO 26262 capable.
Imagination Technologies announces new mobile graphics teaching course
Imagination Technologies has announces that its Imagination University Programme (IUP) is now offering a complete mobile graphics course designed to teach undergraduates how to create graphics for mobile devices. The 2020 Edition now includes support for OpenGL ES 2.0 and 3.2, and Vulkan, as well as new hardware platforms such as the Chromebook and BeagleBone Black.
RF IP enables automotive dual-mode V2X communications
Imagination Technologies has announced that its CRF4600 radio frequency RF IP has been integrated into Autotalks’ PLUTON2 RFIC transceiver, which is part of Autotalks’ solution for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. The IP is now in silicon and expected to be in production by 2021.
New European office focuses on IP designed for AI and computer vision
Imagination Technologies has opened a new design centre in Timisoara, Romania. The centre will focus on IP designed for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision. The team will initially focus on software and test activities, expanding in the future to areas such as system architecture and design.
What does 2020 have in store for technology?
If 2019 (and let’s be honest, the entire last decade), has taught us anything it’s that we live in an uncertain and unpredictable world. What is certain is that technology will play an integral part in just about every aspect of society in the future. Here, experts at Imagination Technologies gaze into their crystal ball and offer some insight into how technology will advance across different industries over the next 12 months.
Ray tracing: a game-changing technology
For any engineer worth their salt working with AR/VR/XR, product design or simulation, ray tracing is a technology with which they should become familiar. This is because it is one of the most significant advances in graphics since the beginning of 3D itself and it is about to move from the rarefied world of movies and advertising, into embedded categories like mobile, wearables and automotive as new, more efficient ways of processing ray tracing...