The design of the PowerVR GPU microarchitecture, with its best-in-class power efficiency and memory bandwidth usage, provides a balanced GPU design that fits well with the car's technology needs and lends itself perfectly for next-generation ADAS applications. It offers outstanding performance for the large and higher resolution displays with which the driver and passengers interact.
Looking to the future
The requirements of ADAS plays to the GPU’s inherent strengths, especially in the areas of image analysis and parallel signal processing. As these advanced driver assistance systems become more prevalent in the vehicles we use the importance of the GPU will only increase and systems that don’t utilise the GPU and function-specific accelerators to their advantage will be quickly left behind. It is the GPU rather than the CPU that will be able to deliver the compute capabilities that will enable cars of the future to become more aware of their surroundings so that they can operate as smoothly and safely as we need them to.
About the author:
Bryce Johnstone is Director of Automotive Segment Marketing at Imagination Technologies - www.imgtec.com