Imagination and Andes jointly validate GPU with RISC-V CPU IP
London, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies and Andes Technology announces the successful testing and validation of the IMG B-Series Graphics Processing Units (GPU) with the RISC-V compliant Andes AX45, a 64-bit high performance-efficient and configurable superscalar Central Processing Unit (CPU). This validation partnership offers customers in AR/VR, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, Industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) products a proven, complete solution and lays the ground work for continuous testing.
The IMG BXE-2-32 GPU was validated alongside the Andes AX45 CPU as a part of a Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) platform, containing networking, memory and peripherals. The FPGA rendered numerous graphics workloads and benchmarks using a Linux based operating system. This FPGA demonstrates the flexibility of the IMG B-Series GPU and the interoperability of the Andes AX45 RISC-V CPU.
Colin McKellar, Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Imagination Technologies, says: “RISC-V is a CPU architecture that is going from strength to strength. Our work in validating the B-Series GPU with Andes AX45 RISC-V CPU highlights the flexibility of both platforms. The customizable nature of Imaginations ecosystem allowed for the rapid prototyping of a fully working system in less than a week, from integration to implementation and on to validation.”
McKellar continues: “Collaborating with Andes highlights the exceptional talent in both organisations. The ease of integration, both of the hardware and our teams paves the way for a highly beneficial ongoing partnership and shows that there are exciting alternatives to the current CPU incumbents.
Dr. Charlie Su, Preident and CTO of Andes Technology, says: “RISC-V ecosystem is growing rapidly. To continue its growth and showcase the many possible ways it can be deployed we partnered with Imagination to provide a quick and easy path to validated GPU IP blocks that can reduce SoC design time, risk and cost for our customers. With a flexibly designed GPU, and our highly configurable dual-issue AX45 RISC-V core, we were able to establish requirements for the system in a short time and generate the optimum configuration to provide a validated proof of concept.”
About Andes Technology Corp.
Sixteen years in business and a Founding Premier member of RISC-V International, Andes (TWSE: 6533; SIN: US03420C2089; ISIN: US03420C1099), is a leading supplier of high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit embedded processor IP solutions, and the driving force in taking RISC-V mainstream. Andes’ fifth-generation AndeStar™ architecture adopted the RISC-V as the base. Its V5 RISC-V CPU families range from tiny 32-bit cores to advanced 64-bit cores with DSP, FPU, Vector, Linux, superscalar, and/or multicore capabilities. The annual volume of Andes-Embedded SoCs has exceeded 2 billion since 2020 and continues to rise. At the end of 2021, the cumulative volume of Andes-Embedded™ SoCs has reached 10 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.andestech.com.
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Andes Technology’s Press Contact: Jonah McLeod, e-mail: [email protected], Phone: +1 510 449 8634 Hsiaoling Lin, e-mail: [email protected], Phone: +886 3 572 6533 Imagination Technologies’ Press Contacts: David Harold, e-mail: [email protected], Phone: +44 (0)1923 260 511 Jo Jones, e-mail: [email protected], Phone: +44 (0)1923 260 511
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