Taiwan-based multimedia IC solutions provider Sunplus has teamed up with Imagination Technologies to create an audio and video processor for automotive applications powered by a PowerVR GPU from Imagination.

Sunplus's new SPHE6700 ADAS SoC is targeted at advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and around view monitor (AVM) systems.

In addition to the advanced 3D graphics acceleration provided by the PowerVR GPU, the SPHE6700 features support for up to 7-channel D1 or 4-channel HD camera input with full HD video encoder for superior in-car image and video processing, and an embedded AVM engine that converts camera signals into a virtual bird’s eye top view image. With this AVM engine, the chip has more computing power to handle ADAS functions at the same time.

"Advanced graphics and GPU compute are fast becoming key differentiators in the automotive SoC market. PowerVR GPUs provide these capabilities across a wide range of markets and applications," said Sunplus director Crystal Chu.

The Sunplus SPHE6700 chip is currently available now.