31 Oct '16, 11am

ARM edges towards VR and AR on the handset with G-51 and V-61 Mali cores

ARM edges towards VR and AR on the handset with G-51 and V-61 Mali cores

The target is the emerging VR and AR functionality. These are seen as handset capabilities which are coming, but still to come. “We have delivered RTL to customers, “ ARM’s Dan Wilson told EW, pointing out that “graphics processing within a smartphone budget is something that has only become possible in the last year.” The Mali-V61 delivers 4K live streaming for real-time video applications such as Facebook Live and Periscope. The live streaming advantages of the Mali-V61 are enabled by a 50% bit-rate saving over previous generation codecs to enable efficient transmission of high definition content. The Mali-V61 also scales from 1080p60 on a single core, up to 4K120 on multiple cores, providing the highest definition streaming on any mobile device, from premium through mainstream to entry level. Inclusion of VP9 encode in the Mali-V61 enables the ecosystem to future-proof ...

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