Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Realtek has licensed Imagination Technologies’ IMG B-Series BXE-4-32 GPU for a system-on-chip aimed at mass market digital television.
BXE-4-32 was selected, said Imagination, for area efficiency while processing four pixels per clock, plus its multi-core capability and cache configurability.
BXE also features Imagination’s IMGIC multiple-quality-level real-time image compression technology that “enables DTV platforms with a BXE-4-32 GPU to configure and optimise image quality and reduce system bandwidth for a responsive user experience” said Imagination.
Imagination and Realtek have collaborated for many years.
In February, StarFive of Shanghai licenced the same core for a 1.5GHz multi-core Risc-V-based artificial intelligence vision processing system-on-chip called ‘Jinghong 7100’, to go on StarFive’s ‘BeagleV’ Linux single-board computer.
“BeagleV is not only is equipped with self-developed NNE and ISP, but also carries VDSP and video decorder-encorder, and has all the scalable features that today’s desktop computers possess,” said Imagination at the time. Use is expected in industrial machinery, data centres and edge computing.
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