Imagination’s multi-threaded MIPS CPUs streamline system development in Valens’ new automotive solution

LONDON, June 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces that Valens, a leading provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed ultra-high-definition multimedia content, has selected Imagination’s MIPS multi-threaded CPUs for its new HDBaseT Automotive chipsets. Valens’ HDBaseT Automotive solution provides the ultimate infrastructure for in-vehicle connectivity, optimizing system design and enhancing end-user experience. HDBaseT Automotive brings better efficiency and cost-savings in several vehicle applications, such as infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Valens’ HDBaseT Automotive solution enables up to 6Gbs tunneling of video & data, Ethernet, controls, USB and power, with native networking capabilities, over a single unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable for up to 15m (50ft). This combination of high bandwidth, top performance, feature-rich capabilities and low-cost, existing infrastructure makes HDBaseT the definitive solution for in-vehicle connectivity

In its latest chipset, Valens leverages the multi-threading capability in the MIPS CPU to efficiently implement a solution which separates data plane-driven applications from the control plane, simplifying and streamlining system and software development.

Says Micha Risling, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development and Head of the Automotive Business Unit at Valens: “Valens HDBaseT technology is important for the automotive industry, since it dramatically simplifies and reduces costs for in-vehicle connectivity infrastructure. MIPS CPUs provide the efficiency, performance and the hardware multi-threading capability that we need.”

Says Jim Nicholas, EVP MIPS Processor IP, Imagination: “MIPS CPUs have a strong presence in automotive, and are found inside the large majority of ADAS solutions in the market today. We are delighted that MIPS CPUs play a key role in Valens’ new HDBaseT chipset as it takes this revolutionary technology into the automotive sector.”

HDBaseT has been deployed in thousands of products worldwide, addressing the audiovisual needs in several sectors, such as audiovisual, consumer electronics, industrial PC and more.  Since its introduction in 2010, HDBaseT has become a standard for digital connectivity, and is now poised to revolutionize the automotive sector, where it is gaining considerable traction.

Automotive industry leaders including General Motors, Daimler, Delphi, and Harman have joined the HDBaseT Alliance to promote and advance HDBaseT in the automotive sector. Valens is one of the founders of the HDBaseT Alliance, an organization established to promote and advance HDBaseT. The Alliance counts today more than 170 members.

About Valens
Established in 2006, Valens provides semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed ultra-high-definition (HD) multimedia content. The company's HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. Valens is a private company headquartered in Israel.

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About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See:

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