Imagination’s automotive pedigree and virtualization offering sets it apart from competitors
London, UK and Seoul, Korea – June 18, 2019 – Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR Series9XTP has been selected by Telechips, a global fabless semiconductor company for connectivity and multimedia in automotive and smart homes, for use in its in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and vehicle cockpit solutions
Leanne Lee, Future Strategy Group Leader, Telechips, says, “We selected Imagination’s PowerVR Series9XTP GPUs for two reasons – PowerVR’s extensive history and experience in the automotive industry and its GPU virtualization capabilities. We needed a vendor that understood the unique challenges faced by the automotive market, and that offered a cost-efficient, flexible and futureproof solution, with the robustness needed for the target market. We found all of that in PowerVR and we look forward to collaborating with them on other automotive-focused projects in the future.”
The hardware virtualization capabilities of the PowerVR architecture is capable of hosting multiple operating systems (OS) using a single GPU core with no impact on performance. Imagination’s virtualization solution offers guaranteed quality of service and reliability to all applications running on the GPU and robustness to ensure the required level of security mandated by the automotive industry.
The PowerVR architecture also offers the additional benefit of an extensive tool suite for debugging and tuning, and a wide range of automotive ecosystem partnerships built up from working in this industry for over 10 years.
Nigel Leeder, Executive Vice President, PowerVR, Imagination, says, “GPU virtualization is a must-have for automotive. GPUs that implement hardware virtualization can provide isolation between the various applications/OSs for increased security, as well as maximum utilisation of the underlying GPU hardware. We’re delighted to be working with Telechips on its next-generation SoCs and look forward to further future collaborations.”
PowerVR Series9XTP, based on the Furian architecture, is Imagination’s most recently announced GPU family. Thanks to extensive power/performance/area (PPA) optimisations its high-performance density makes it an ideal solution for the automotive market.
Key improvements over the previous generation include:
- Up to 50% fps/mm2 density increase
- Extensive PPA optimisation throughout the design, including low-level architectural tuning
- ALU-width up to 40-wide per cluster for a significant increase in FLOP density
- Reduced bandwidth usage through PVRIC4 and micro-architectural cache tuning
- YUV sampling and filtering speed-up
To find out more about Imagination’s GPU virtualization, please download our whitepaper or watch our webinar.
Telechips Inc. is a fabless company headquartered in Seoul with global sites in the US, China, Japan, Singapore and Europe. The company has been successful in the automotive and STB industry with its application processor (AP) and communication ICs. Telechips’ secure and powerful AP for Android/Linux/HTML5-based STB and OTT, enabling small footprint and low power consumption, benefits users with new experiences and rich multimedia service scenarios. Telechips provides chipsets with development environment including reference hardware design, and platforms working with its partners that help Tier 1s and OEMs develop efficiently. For more information about Telechips, visit www.telechips.com.
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 most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.