News New CAST Platforms Enable Graphics Processing and Display IP for the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC
Embedded World Demos Running on Xilinx Zynq-7000 Boards will Exercise the Class-Leading Capabilities of Graphics IP Cores Developed by Think Silicon
Nuremberg, Germany — Embedded World, February 25 2014
New reference design systems available from semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. combine graphics processing and display IP cores with the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 AP SoC ZC706 Evaluation Board to facilitate cost-effective embedded IP evaluation or early system development.
The two new board and software packages integrate IP cores that CAST sources from graphics experts Think Silicon:
- The 2.5D Platform on the Zynq AP SoC includes the Think2.5D Graphics Accelerator and Composition Engine Core and the ThinkLCD-ML Multilayer Display Processor Core for high-performance 2D and pseudo-3D rendering and display composition with multiple resolutions and interfaces.
- The Nema Platform on the Zynq AP SoC includes the Nema Embedded GPU Core for advanced, high-performance graphics rendering and general-purpose computing on a GPU (GPGPU), plus the same multi-layer LCD controller core.
The platforms run Linaro Ubuntu and include drivers for the IP cores. Software development for the Nema is made easy with an LLVM-based compiler front end for C/C+/OpenCL™. OpenGL® ES and OpenVX support are coming later this year.
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