The development system also provides a unique set of advanced features for the PowerVR GPU similar to the ones found in the next-generation OpenGL ES 3.0 API standard in the form of OpenGL ES 2.0 API extensions, enabling them to create new and more compelling applications leveraging the advanced capabilities of the PowerVR SGX544 GPU.
About Imagination's OpenGL ES 2.0 API extensions for PowerVR Series5XT GPUs
Because of the advanced architecture of PowerVR Series5XT GPUs, Imagination is in a rare position amongst today's mobile GPU providers, of being able to offer today some of the new and advanced features expected from future GPUs on Imagination's current Series5XT GPU technology, through API extensions without any hardware changes or additional cost.
Sun has still not provided the terms and conditions for joining the expert groups that will develop Java API extensions
, and although third parties may lead those efforts it appears they will still be appointed by Sun, as have been IBM Corp (for real-time) and Xilinx Corp (for boundary scanning).
Sun - which participated in the Requirements Working Group - has tried to head off the HP/Microsoft splinter group by getting its Java licensees to stand up and support its new Java Embedded Server (formerly the Nanoserver), and real-time API extensions
, and by making noises about creating a process for developing real-time Java extensions in which the licensees could participate on a confidential basis.
Sun Microsystems Inc has put principal Java architect James Gosling in charge of its real-time extension work for Java, and says that the 14 companies led by HP to work on an alternative set of real-time API extensions
will have a hard time following that effort.