Imagination PowerVR G6230 is the First GPU To Pass Khronos OpenVX 1.1 Conformance

The Khronos Group is the non-profit consortium group behind open standards and APIs for graphics, media and parallel computation such as OpenGL for 3D graphics, OpenCL for GPGPU, OpenVG for 2D vector graphics, etc… OpenVX is one of their most recent open, royalty-free standard, and targets power optimized acceleration of computer vision applications such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. The first revision of the standard was released in 2014, and the latest OpenVX 1.1 revision was just released in May 2016.

allwinner-a80-powervr-openvxWe’ve already seen OpenVX 1.1 support in Nvidia Jetson TX1 module & board, but Khronos has a conformance program to test  implementations, and if successful, allow companies to use the logo and name of the API. The version first GPU to pass OpenVX 1.1 conformance is Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6230 using an Allwinner A80 hardware platform and Imagination’s OpenVX DDK. OpenVX 1.1 is said to “expands node functionality and enhances graph framework” compared to OpenVX 1.0.

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Imagination Technologies also has a blog post with further details including a comparison between OpenCV open source software and OpenVX.

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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Goksel Dedeoglu
3 years ago

Background reading for the technically inclined: “Addressing System-Level Optimization with OpenVX Graphs”, Erik Rainey, Jesse Villarreal, Goksel Dedeoglu, Kari Pulli, Thierry Lepley, Frank Brill, Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (June 2014)

http://www.PercepTonic.com/goksel/OpenVX/OpenVX_IEEE_EVW_2014.pdf

mo123
mo123
3 years ago

Does Imagination Technologies still not release any Linux drivers for their GPU’s?

Paul M
Paul M
3 years ago

“Khronis”?

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