The fusion of computing technology with information communications technology in home electronics products demands that more and more information to be displayed in the human machine interface, while also demanding a degree of user-friendliness that can allow anyone to use the products easily. For home electronics products that are connected to the Internet in particular, graphical user interfaces are likely to become more and more important for both managing the information and content that is downloaded from the Internet and for delivering access in a way that is more comfortable and more interactive.
Televisions, set top boxes, digital appliances, health care products
The DMP IP core supports various industry standard graphical API specifications that have been established by the Khronos Group. It also complies with industry-standard SoC bus specifications such as OCP and AMBA.
DMP uses optimized graphics pipelines and dynamic clock gating to provide low power solutions that are suitable for portable devices where there is a need for long battery life.
SoCs for portable devices impose strict cost requirements. (SoC stands for“System on Chip.”) The DMP IP core provides the smallest gate size of its class available in the embedded industry, which contributes to the development of lower cost SoCs.
The DMP IP core does not just have excellent graphical processing performance, but it boosts the industry’s highest level of processing performance per unit area of silicon. This delivers efficient graphical rendering at lower silicon cost.
The degree of parallelism for the graphics processing pipelines within the DMP IP core can be changed in a scalable manner. This allows the DMP IP core to flexibly support the performance requirements for a wide range of graphics systems, from low-end to high-end graphics systems.
There are various specifications required for graphics for portable devices. The DMP IP core can be customized flexibly in accordance with your demands, in terms of both software and hardware. IP core customization is supported by DMP’s industry-leading development and testing environment.
The PICA®200 Lite and SMAPH®-S 3D graphics IP cores can be loaded on SoCs for full high definition flat panel televisions. In order for users to efficiently access a variety of sources (such as multiple television channels, recorded content, video content on the Internet, and digital photographs and video data from home digital cameras and video recorders, as well as easy-to-understand program guides), it is necessary to utilize the limited screen space effectively and arrange information so that it is visually easy to understand. User interfaces that use 3D graphics can effectively utilize the depth dimension as well as the horizontal and vertical dimensions, thereby enabling large volumes of content to be displayed in a way that is easy to understand, while making full use of attractive graphical effects.
The wide range of health management information that can be obtained and displayed by home health care products increase people’s interest and motivation to manage their daily health. For example, modern bathroom scales now display graphs and tables of variety of information, such as body fat percentage, visceral fat percentage, skeletal muscle percentage, BMI, basal metabolism and body age, as well as measuring body weight. By embedding the OpenVG 1.1 compliant SMAPH-F 2D vector graphics IP core in controller ICs, health management information can be displayed in a way that is visually easy to understand using 2D vector graphics, and high quality text rendering can be achieved at high speeds using scalable fonts.