Imagination Technologies has announced that StarFive has licensed the IMG B-Series GPU IP to support the development of its latest RISC-V single-board computer (SBC). GPUs from Imagination are designed to work with all processor architectures. The collaboration will help grow the RISC-V ecosystem.
StarFive is including Imagination’s GPU in the production version of its BeagleV AI single-board computer, which was announced in January 2021, to add powerful and flexible graphics performance.
BeagleV is the world’s first RISC-V AI single-board computer used in edge computing and customized for the Linux operating system. It adopted StarFive’s self-developed AI vision processing system-on-chip (SoC), Jinghong 7100, having a multi-core RISC-V processor with frequency up to 1.5 GHz. BeagleV not only is equipped with self-developed NNE and ISP, but also carries VDSP and video decorder/encorder, and has all the scalable features that today’s desktop computers possess, while being small, low cost and low noise.
With the fusion of Linux and RISC-V, the BeagleV AI single-board computer can provide powerful software and hardware supports for the products and projects in the fields of industrial machinery, data centre, AI and edge computing, shortening the development cycle of project and accelerating the time-to-market.