Vivante Tackles Wearable Tech with New GPU Core Release

Source: Rory Lidstone, Wearable Tech World

Vivante Corporation is best known for its efforts in the area of M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) — for example, its technology powers advanced driver assistance systems — but the company recently made a play for the wearable technology market with the release of an area-optimized version of its GC series OpenGL 2.0 ES GPU cores for wearable devices. Vivante is playing it somewhat safe with this release as it also applies to IoT devices in general, providing silicon vendors a complete IoT software stack.

To be fair, this has more to do with the flexibility of the GC 400 than anything as it boasts the industry’s smallest GPU core, measuring less than 1mm, making it possible to add full-featured smartphone graphics capabilities to nearly any product. With various devices having nearly evolved to the point that they will soon need a GPU to create an adequate graphical user interface, Vivante’s latest release is well-positioned to expand into various industries, from healthcare to consumer wearable devices and everything in between.

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