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Imagination launches IMG B-Series

Imagination Technologies has announced its IMG B-Series, a new expanded range of GPU IP.

Designed with an advanced multi-core architecture, the B-series enables Imagination customers to reduce power while reaching higher levels of performance. It is able to deliver up to 6 TFLOPS of compute, with an up to 30% reduction in power and 25% area reduction over previous generations and up to 2.5x higher fill rate than competing IP cores.

The B-Series is an evolution of the company's IMG-A series, and is capable of delivering the highest performance per mm2 for GPU IP while offering new configurations for lower power and up to 35% lower bandwidth for a given performance target.

The B-Series offers a wide range of configurations and being scalable is suitable for multiple markets such as mobile (premium to entry-level), consumer, IoT, microcontrollers, DTV and automotive. The new multi-core offerings also enable IMG BXT to reach data centre levels of performance, a unique capability for GPU IP.

B-Series also contains the first ISO 26262-capable cores with IMG BXS providing a wide range of options for automotive; from small, safety-fallback cores, to multiple teraflops of compute for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and high-performance autonomy.

Commenting Chris Porthouse, Chief Product Officer, Imagination Technologies, said, “We've taken our sweet spot high-performance, power-optimised cores and incorporated an innovative decentralised approach to multi-core to deliver high-efficiency scaling and compatibility with industry trends such as chiplet architectures. This allows us to offer a range of performance levels and configurations not previously possible in GPU IP.”

IMG B-Series is available in four product families that offer specialised cores for specific market needs:

  • IMG BXE: Driving high-resolution displays – From 1 up to 16 pixels per clock (PPC) BXE scales from 720p to 8K with a range of GPUs specifically designed for UI rendering and entry-level gaming. BXE offers up to 25% area saving compared to previous generation cores and up to 2.5x the fill rate density compared to the competition.
  • IMG BXM: Graphics – A range of high-efficiency performance cores providing an optimal balance of fill rate and compute in a compact silicon area for mid-range mobile gaming and complex UI solutions for DTV and other markets.
  • IMG BXT: Performance – The flagship B-Series GPU is a four-core part generating 6.0 TFLOPs of performance, 192 Gigapixels per second and 24 TOPS for AI, delivering the industry’s highest performance per mm2.
  • IMG BXS: Automotive GPUs – The BXS family are ISO 26262-capable GPUs, making them among the most advanced automotive GPU IP cores ever created. Available as a complete range from entry to premium, delivering solutions for next-generation HMI, UI display, infotainment, digital cockpit, surround view, through to multi-teraflop compute-focused configurations for autonomy and ADAS.

Neil Tyler

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