Patras, Greece, November 15th, 2012. Think Silicon Ltd, today announced that Dialog Semiconductor uses ThinkVG, a Graphics Processing Unit to get Graphics power in it's new series of products. ThinkVG is integrated in the recently announced Green VoIP™ “SC14453” multicore system-on-chip (SoC) along with ThinkLCD Display Processor that enables rendering of fluid graphic user interfaces onto touchscreen LCD displays.
ThinkVG is the smallest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the market supporting the Khronos Group OpenVG 1.1 standard. It is an extremely low-gate count IP Core based on VShader, a C/C++ programmable Floating Point SIMD Streaming processor, designed for graphics applications. System Architecture is Scalable and embedded software allows flexibility. ThinkVG comes complete with Software Library implementing OpenVG 1.1 running on VShader and with API package running on host processor with emphasis on minimizing CPU overhead by the use of command lists and on reducing memory bandwidth by utilizing custom image compression hardware.
“ThinkVG is developed to support OpenVG having in mind to provide a very compact and low power solution for embedded devices that require fast 2.5D Graphics Rendering” said George Sidiropoulos, Managing Director of Think Silicon. “We focused on designing Unified Shading Architecture assisted by a balanced pipeline that would achieve the highest throughput per gate ratio due to high component reusability and at the same time offer scalability for different standards and performance levels in the future.”
René Kohlmann, Senior Director for Dialog’s Low Energy Wireless and VoIP Business Development, comments: “In close cooperation with Think Silicon, Dialog successfully integrated the ThinkVG graphical process unit in its latest high end VoIP processor the SC14453.” ThinkVG is available today and can be complemented with ThinkLCD/ML, a multilayer Display controller and Think2D/MJPEG, a 2D Composition Engine with optional built-in MJPEG decoder features.
About Think Silicon Ltd
Think Silicon specializes in designing and developing Intellectual Property Semiconductor Cores in the field of Computer Graphics for mobile/embedded devices including silicon design, API software libraries for industry standards like DirectFB and the Khronos Group OpenGL-ES, OpenVG, OpenCL, and OS drives. Think Silicon markets ThinkLCD/ML Multilayer Display controllers, Think2D/2.5D a high performance 2.5D Graphics Acceleration and composition engine, and ThinkVG, a compact GPU for Vector Graphics. Think Silicon provides complete Graphics IP solutions and becomes part of partners' product roadmap. Please visit: www.think-silicon.com