Think Silicon provides best-in-class high performance graphics IP for graphically rich applications with animated GUIs in ultra-low power and area-limited devices
NEMA®|pico XL-Series is the only no-compromise graphics solution offering SoC-optimized GPU IP bundled with a feature-complete design and targeting the most competitive PPA for mid to high-end wearables and embedded IoT display products. The holistic approach is to reduce the overall system power by minimizing memory and display access without sacrificing graphics quality and performance.

MORE features – MORE flexibility – No compromise
The NEMA®|pico XL-Series is a scalable and flexible multi-core GPU IP-platform, which meets the rigid requirements of memory and power limited SoCs with the need of the latest and greatest GPU hardware in MCU class SoCs (ARM® M class, ARC® EM5D, RISC-V). With clock frequencies as low as 100MHz (not limited), NEMA®|pico XL renders natively fluent and stunning 2.5D graphics.

The modular IP building block system allows to add additional extensions to perform Vector Graphics4 functions and HD Video Overlay2 making it a perfect candidate for higher-end embedded display and video applications. With the ability to run on bare metal / RTOS requiring only small on-chip memory and system resources, NEMA®|pico XL GPU-Series saves cost and is a GPU power house in its own class. The software driver stack, SDK and toolkit “NEMA®|GFX”, provides an easy to use programming environment with aggressive power savings, intelligent composition, rendering and bandwidth modifications to build a rich and ultra-low power graphical user experience.

Architecture

Integration/ Verification
A fast 2D GUI interface and the NEMA®|pico XL can be customized at design-time choosing from a number of parameters that enable or disable several features of the design. This is done using NEMA®|p GUI Configurator, a Graphical User Interface Configurator Tool. The NEMA®|pico XL GPU IP Platform is available in Verilog and is easy to integrate and verify.
NEMA®|pico XL ASIC reference designs have been verified in various process technologies. NEMA®|pico XL is designed with AMBA interfaces. The core has been verified through extensive simulation and rigorous code coverage measurements. It comes together with a complete verification suite that ensures correct migration to target technology nodes.

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2 Video Overlay Extension

3 Mickey Mouse® watch face

4 VG Lite Extension

For additional information please download the NEMA®|pico XL Product Brief.