Imagination Technologies unveiled a new PowerVR graphics processor IP core that provides possibly the industry’s smallest Android compatible GPU solution. This latest addition to the line-up at a 0.55mm2 (250MHz in 28nm) silicon footprint features full OpenGL ES 2.0 capability, ultra-low power consumption, and Imagination’s PVRTC texture compression technology.
The new GX5300 core builds upon previous Series5 devices, with substantial improvements in efficiency, providing a low-power solution for entry-level smartphones, wearables, IoT and other small footprint embedded applications. PowerVR’s programmable shader-based tile based deferred rendering (TBDR) architecture promises to offer high performance efficiency and the lowest power consumption per frame.
The PowerVR GX5300 also supports APIs such as OpenGL ES 2.0, and Imagination’s PVRTC as well as all major texture compression formats.
Imagination also provides developers with free access to the PowerVR Graphics SDK, a cross-platform toolkit designed to support all aspects of 3D graphics application development.
The PowerVR GX5300 core is available for licensing now.