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Imagination’s neural network accelerator and Visidon’s denoising algorithm prove to be perfect partners

This blog post is a result of a collaboration between Visidon, headquartered in Finland and Imagination, based in the UK. Visidon is recognised as an expert in algorithms for camera image enhancement and analysis and Imagination has a series of world-beating neural network accelerators (NNA) with performance up to 100 TOPS per second per core. The problem tackled in this blog post is denoising images from conventional colour cameras. The solution is in two parts: 1. Algorithms that remove the noise without damaging image detail. 2. A high-performance convolution engine capable of running a trained neural network that takes a colour image as input and outputs a denoised colour image.

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How Imagination is steering the automotive industry to a safer future

Imagination has been supplying its GPU IP into the automotive sector for over 15 years and has the number one spot for market share for GPUs for application processors. As such is has silicon-proven experience assisting automotive OEMs to build SoCs that conform to the requirement for ASIL B or higher, while also providing the long-term support that is demanded by the industry. This last point is critical. We continue to offer support to solutions that were introduced into the market 10 years ago, as these are still in cars on the road today, and customers can rest assured we will be there in long into the future to support our current IP as well.

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Imagination boosts recruitment drive with new Cambridge office

Cambridge, one of the most famous cities in England, is well known for many things, such as its ancient university, its classical architecture, punting on its rivers and the myriad bicycles that are the preferred method of transport for its famous students. Beyond academia, it’s also home to a thriving commercial engineering sector – and now Imagination is adding itself to the list of employers in the area.  

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International Women in Engineering Day 2021: You’re my hero

This year’s International Women in Engineering Day theme is heroes, celebrating the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering. When I was thinking about this, I did what I think most people would do. I thought about famous female engineers that have made their mark; the likes of Hedy Lamarr, Edith Clarke, and Ada Lovelace; trailblazers who changed the world. But while these names have impacted my life, sometimes without me even knowing, my engineering heroes are a little closer to home.

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Why Ethernet should be the connectivity backbone of every car

It’s no exaggeration to say that connectivity is the lifeblood that enables all our everyday tech to function, and that extends to connectivity inside our cars. In this blog post though, we’re not talking about wireless comms for drivers and passengers and their devices. Rather we’re talking about the bus that carries that data internally around the car, enabling all its many components to talk to each other, from the car’s windows to the ESP and ABS systems, to any electronic system that requires input from the driver.

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Imagination and Humanising Autonomy Part 2: The humans behind the autonomy

Welcome to the second in a series of articles where we explore how Imagination and Humanising Autonomy, a UK-based AI behaviour company, are teaming up to deliver practical, real-world AI-driven active safety. This time we talk to Ron Pelley, Vice President, Commercial at Humanising Autonomy about their mission, mantras, and the unlikely meeting that started it all.

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Imagination and Humanising Autonomy Part 1: The path to safer roads

Welcome to the first in a series of articles where we explore how Imagination and Humanising Autonomy, a UK-based behaviour AI company, are teaming up to deliver practical, real-world AI-driven active safety. We have talked at length about the steps that Imagination takes every day to make our world safer with automotive AI. Today we see advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that have AI at their core. From simple, dynamic satnav route planning, through lane keep assist, to full autonomous driving stacks, drivers are gradually becoming equipped with more ways than ever to take the stress out of their journeys.

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PowerVR SDK and Tools 21.1 Out Now – including ray tracing simulator

The sun is starting to come out, people are returning to society, and potentially most exciting; we at DevTech are releasing a new version of the PowerVR SDK and Tools. The PowerVR SDK contains not only our graphics development framework, but also a handful of example applications that show you not only how to implement certain techniques, but also make the most out of your PowerVR platforms. Between the modules that help you deploy cross-platform or libraries that let you focus on the actual code rather than boilerplate setup; our SDK has everything you need to hit the ground running with making a high-performance application. We’re starting with the SDK, rather than the tools this time, because this first talking point is a pretty big one, we think. 

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Imagination: Now and Beyond

Last year I was privileged to join Imagination as its chief executive officer and was delighted to join a company that has not only a distinguished history, but also incredible potential. With over 25 years of experience in designing and licensing market-leading IP processor solutions, we are today found in over 30% of the world’s mobile phones and, in total, over 11bn devices globally. Imagination is widely acknowledged as a company that creates innovative, high-quality technologies that solve complex problems for its customers. Across compute, graphics, and AI, it is razor-focused on delivering IP that provides high-performance and low power consumption in the smallest silicon area, thus empowering its partners to succeed, be it in mobile, consumer, automotive or other markets.

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