Imagination announces GPU core for cluster, HUD, and infotainment
Imagination Technologies announced a new, high-performance graphics processing unit (GPU) core that supports the multiple, ultra-high-resolution displays for cluster, head-up display (HUD), and infotainment. The Furian Architecture-based four-cluster PowerVR Series8XT GT8540 GPU can reportedly simultaneously drive up to six 4K screens with complex ultra-large-scale systems at 60 fps.
PowerVR hardware virtualization can provide a complete separation of services and applications, ensuring they remain secure against system intrusion or data corruption. The platform can support up to eight applications or services running in separate containers at once, and automotive OEMs can deploy and remove services at will without affecting others running simultaneously.
The Series8XT GT8540 can support long-running compute workloads on a single Shader Processing Unit (SPU) for ADAS functions such as lane departure warning, blind-spot detection, and surround view. Other tasks, such as infotainment and cluster, can run on the second SPU, using prioritizing mechanisms to reach system performance targets.
The PowerVR Series 8XT GT8540 is now ready for licensing. The PowerVR two-cluster Series8XT GT8525 has customers in segments including automotive and mobile.