Imagination at home
The consumer market encompasses a wide range of products and technology found in our homes, including digital TVs, set-top boxes, and streaming media, as well as an increasing number of smart home appliances.
Imagination IP can be found in consumer products that need feature-rich, cost-effective, low-power, low-area solutions.
DTV and Set-top boxes
Today, TV consumption is dominated by streaming applications accessed via graphics-rich user interfaces that must be fast, responsive, and intuitive—equivalent to what users are accustomed to on mobile. To differentiate, content providers are developing GUIs in 4K and HDR. DTV /STB GPUs must support these features while acknowledging the cost sensitivity of the market.
Smart home hubs
The Smart Home Hub is evolving. Products have extended their focus beyond audio by incorporating a screen and now offer a rich multimedia experience. For market success, these devices need to feature responsive user interfaces, complete with artificial intelligence functions such as voice and gesture recognition, while maintaining power efficiency, connectivity, and interoperability.
When an entire device fits on a wrist or on your face or head, size is the overwhelming design consideration. This includes careful management of both the overall SoC size and its power draw, as the battery will be similarly limited. Wearable GPUs are the most power- and area-efficient on the market while still delivering a user interface that responds smoothly to the touch of a finger on an "always on" screen.
Why choose Imagination?
Discover IMG CXM
IMG CXM is the smallest GPU on the market that supports HDR UI, thus enabling OEMs to provide users with the enriching visual experience they have come to expect but at a lower cost and with more design flexibility.
See Imagination’s Tiny Frame Buffer Compression in action
A flexible lossy and lossless compression solution that delivers power and bandwidth savings without compromising on visual quality.
Imagination offers an extensive range of IP targeted at the consumer segment, each optimised with use-case specific features. GPU configurations are available from 1 to 16GPixel/s graphics performance and 16-256GFLOPS compute.
IMG CXM GPU
IMG CXM is Imagination’s latest, highly efficient GPU range, with multiple configurations available to enable the right fit for a range of use cases. CXM GPUs boast nearly 50% more performance in the same silicon area than IMG BXM cores. GPUs are important for consumer devices because users now expect a similar graphics experience on their smartphones.
CXM is feature-rich and includes the smallest GPU in the market to support HDR natively, enabling OEMs to give users the enriching visual experience they have come to expect but at a lower cost and with more design flexibility.Find out more
IMG BXE GPU
BXE offers up to 25% area savings compared to previous generation Imagination cores, now with up to 2.5x the fill rate density compared to the competition. BXE scales from 1 to 16 pixels per clock (PPC). With optimised BXE cores that can easily deliver complex 1080P and 4K UIs for DTV, IoT, and smart home devices. The highest specification BXE offers never-before-seen performance for pixel-focused IP, enabling customers to target 8K displays with optimal silicon area.Find out more
IMG BXM GPU
BXM is a range of high-efficiency performance cores, providing an optimal balance of fill rate and compute in a compact silicon area. This makes it the perfect choice for mid-range, affordable mobiles. They are also ideal for complex UI solutions such as DTV, which has twice the render resolution of competing designs.Find out more
IMG RTXM-2200 CPU
RTXM-2200 is the first core in Imagination’s RISC-V-based Catapult range. It’s a highly scalable, real-time, deterministic, 32-bit embedded CPU, that is feature-rich and flexible in design for mainstream devices.Find out more
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“The RISC-V ecosystem is growing rapidly. To continue its growth and showcase the many possible ways it can be deployed, we partnered with Imagination to provide a quick and easy path to validated GPU and CPU IP blocks that can reduce SoC design time, risk, and cost for our customers. With Imagination’s flexibly designed GPU, and our AndesCoreTM high-performance, low-power RISC-V CPU, we are able to satisfy the requirements for display-oriented SoC in a short time and generate the optimum configuration.”
CTO and President of Andes Technology
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