Pixelworks Mobile Solutions

Meet the New Pixelworks Mobile Portfolio

Pixelworks processors bring cinematic big screen technology to smartphones, enabling the most exceptional and authentic viewing experiences for movies, games, video calling, online shopping, photography and all kinds of other content.

With the introduction of our new AI-powered sixth generation solution – the Pixelworks i6 processor – we have replaced Iris product names with alphanumeric designations but kept the same generational numbering to simplify the transition.

  • Iris 3 becomes Pixelworks i3 processor
  • Iris 5 becomes Pixelworks X5 processor

Introducing the AI-powered Pixelworks i6 Processor

Certified, industry-leading HDR tone mapping

AI engine adaptively optimizes visual quality

AI assisted local contrast and sharpness

Dedicated 6-axis skin tone protection in all color modes

High-efficiency calibration and color management

AI assisted real-time SDR to HDR up-mapping

AI assisted 5-mode auto brightness and tone

Sharpens without noise for extra low light image clarity

Introducing the AI-powered Pixelworks i6 Processor

Certified, industry-leading HDR tone mapping

AI engine adaptively optimizes visual quality

AI assisted local contrast and sharpness

Dedicated 6-axis skin tone protection in all color modes

High-efficiency calibration and color management

AI assisted real-time SDR to HDR up-mapping

AI assisted 5-mode auto brightness and tone

Sharpens without noise for extra low light image clarity

New Processor Classes that Address All Smartphone Tiers

Leading the mobile industry with six generations of dedicated display processors, the Pixelworks mobile portfolio offers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) highly differentiated features and performance advantages optimized for each smartphone tier.

X Series Processors

  • Performance-optimized for video and gaming on advanced high refresh rate displays
  • Comprehensive and industry-leading feature set, including patented motion processing

i Series Processors

  • Cost-optimized display differentiation for affordable smartphones
  • Enables premium visual experiences, including always-on HDR, best-in-class color accuracy and picture quality

Pro Software

  • As an Independent Software Vendor in the Qualcomm Advantage network, Pixelworks has optimized certain visual processing enhancements to run as software features on select Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platforms
  • Pro Software features include HDR tone mapping, patented high-efficiency calibration for absolute color accuracy and auto-adaptive display features
  • Implemented in combination with Pixelworks processors for further display performance and power optimization across smartphone apps and use cases

i6 Series Processors

The industry’s first dedicated display processor with AI Adaptive Picture Quality, the Pixelworks i6 processor intelligently tunes contrast, sharpness, brightness and color temperature of the display in real time based on ambient lighting conditions, content attributes, display characteristics and usage patterns.

It’s also the first mid-range Pixelworks processor to support precision HDR10+ tone mapping with an Always-HDR experience based on dynamic SDR to HDR up-mapping. The Pixelworks Pro Software option for the i6 processor provides additional system-level optimization that ensures superior visual quality and power efficiency at the highest possible refresh rates and resolutions by intelligently mapping feature sets and modes across the widest range of apps and use cases. See Features and Specs.

Inside a Pixelworks i6 Pro Powered Smartphone

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X5 Series Processors

Powering the top-rated flagship smartphone displays, the Pixelworks X5 Pro is system-optimized to deliver superior visual quality and power efficiency at the highest possible refresh rates and resolutions by intelligently mapping feature sets and modes across the widest range of apps and use cases.

Inside a Pixelworks X5 Pro Powered Smartphone

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The X5 and X5 Pro incorporate patented Dual MotionEngine® technology – the most advanced image processing for the highest refresh rate displays – and delivers an immersive Always-HDR experience with industry-leading HDR10/10+ tone mapping and dynamic SDR to HDR up-mapping.

The X5 series have a patented, high-efficiency display calibration technology that delivers consistent, industry record-breaking accuracy for DCI-P3 and sRGB color gamuts and preserves flesh tone accuracy across all color gamuts and custom viewing modes. Its picture quality and auto-adaptive display features preserve viewing clarity and eye comfort in all kinds of lighting conditions by dynamically adjusting the brightness and tone to the ambient light, reducing blue light, mitigating AMOLED flicker and enabling ultra-smooth brightness transitions. See Features and Specs.

i3 Processor

The Pixelworks i3 processor enables premium Always-HDR viewing experiences across any phone budget with its with industry-leading HDR10 tone mapping and unique SDR to HDR up-mapping, picture quality features and a patented high-efficiency calibration that delivers consistent, industry record-breaking display color accuracy across all color gamuts. As ambient lighting conditions change its auto-adaptive display features preserve visual quality in all kinds of viewing conditions.  See Features and Specs.

Inside a Pixelworks i3 Powered Smartphone

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Key Features

Dual MotionEngine® Processing

Patented MEMC technology that is mobile- and content-optimized for high refresh displays

Authentic HDR 10, HDR 10+

Breathtaking color depth and detail that preserve artistic intent with high-precision tone mapping

Always HDR Experience

Up-maps SDR videos and games in real time for an always-immersive HDR experience

Absolute Color Accuracy

Patented high-efficiency display calibration with delta E as low as 0.3 and flesh tone protection

Picture Quality Features

Pinpoint sharpness filter and local contrast enhancement with superior daylight viewing

AI Adaptive Picture Quality

Intelligently tunes a range of picture quality attributes in real time based on changes in ambient lighting, content, display characteristics and usage patterns

Feature Support

Specs & Features
i3
X5
X5 Pro
i6
i6 Pro
DISPLAY PANEL SUPPORT
Max Refresh Rate 90 Hz 120 Hz 144 Hz 144 Hz 144 Hz
Max Resolution* WQHD+ WQHD+ 4K UHD WQHD+ 4K UHD
FEATURES
System Power-Performance Optimization
AI Display Processing
Dual MotionEngine® Processing (MEMC)
HDR Tone Mapping
Always-HDR Experience (SDR to HDR Up-mapping)
Picture Quality (Local Contrast, Sharpness)
High-efficiency Color Calibration
Auto Adaptive Display Features

*Max resolutions are refresh rate and/or feature-dependent

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