Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Recently, the 3D Graphics (3DG) applications have fast growth on consumer electronics due to the consumers' requirements. There are many features of consumer electronics which are quite different from that developed in traditional 3DG for workstation or desktop PC's. This paper presents an 8.69 Mvertices/s, 278 Mpixels/s, 15.7 mm2 tiled-based 3D graphics SoC HW/SW supporting OpenGL ES 1.0 running at 139 MHz. The SoC also includes embedded circuitry to monitor run time characteristics, detect bus protocol error/inefficiency, and capture bus traces at various abstraction levels with compression ratio up to 98%.