06 - Creator Ci40 IoT kit - FlowCloud detailed

A new architecture for consumer IoT applications

      

If you’ve been following the wireless industry for some time (like yours truly), you might have noticed that a lot of the marketing effort behind launching a new connectivity standard is spent on the speeds and feeds – basically explaining how fast it will go. Certainly, that has a place and I think it’s a […]

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Implementing Cat-0 and Cat-1 LTE for the Ensigma Explorer radio processors

    

When selecting processor IP for connectivity or communication standards, most people compare fixed-function blocks vs. programmable (or software defined radio [SDR]) solutions in terms of three parameters: Die size Power Flexibility While the SDR-based approach provides better flexibility by virtue of its programmability, the challenge is that SDR processors have generally been known to be […]

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ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip

       

UPDATE: ELVEES’ new ELISE SoC targeting ADAS, smart devices, IoT, augmented reality and other computer vision applications has been announced in a press release earlier this week. You can read more about the partnership between Imagination and ELVEES on our website. If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have […]

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High-performance Hellfire hypervisor runs on MIPS Warrior MCUs

    

In an article I’ve published last year, I described how our new MIPS M-class Warrior CPUs have been designed for the security-driven requirements of next-generation connected processors. One of the unique features of MIPS microcontroller-class processors is the ability to support full hardware virtualization and multiple trusted execution environments (TEEs). For example, our latest M5150 […]

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The knowns and unknowns of virtual reality

  

There are many phrases and concepts that have entered our subconscious via pop culture. One of my all-time favorites has to be the idea of knowns and unknowns commonly used inside NASA to outline the degree of uncertainty in safety-critical missions. Known unknowns result from phenomena which are recognized, but poorly understood. On the other […]

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Cascoda brings longer range and low power connectivity to the Creator Ci40 dev kit

     

Cascoda is a fabless semiconductor company based in Southampton, UK. The company was founded by Bruno Johnson (CEO) and Wolfgang Bruchner (CTO) in 2007. We’ve invited Bruno to offer you an introduction to the company, its 6LoWPAN technology and the relationship between Cascoda and Imagination. Long before founding Cascoda, we had been working with communications […]

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Heterogeneous and cognitive connectivity in the 5G era

     

Whenever I talk about Imagination Technologies, my colleagues in the industry almost always identify us with PowerVR and MIPS – two of the biggest brands in the GPU and CPU space, respectively. However, Imagination is starting to make a name for itself in the wireless market courtesy of Ensigma, our powerful connectivity technology. One of […]

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5 reasons why MIPS M-class CPUs are ideal for IoT

     

In a recent editorial for the 2016 CES issue of i3 magazine, I wrote about the challenges addressing metropolitan and large urban areas, and how technology can provide some much-needed solutions to the biggest problems facing humankind today. I also talked about the role of sensors in smart cities and provided a high level overview […]

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Identifying GPU bottlenecks using PVRTrace in Fantasy Warrior 3D

   

In my previous post, we explained how to use the advanced features of PVRTune to find the specific causes of performance bottlenecks in the Fantasy Warrior 3D game built using the Cocos2d-x game engine. In this post we will demonstrate how developers can use PVRTrace to locate GPU-related issues in this Cocos2d-x based game. We […]

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Behind the wheel of a self-driving car

    

The year is 2032. Former LAPD sergeant John Spartan wakes up after three decades in deep freeze sleep to find everything has changed, including driving. Almost all the cars in the 1993 movie Demolition Man were self-driving, but of course they were concept cars. Today, more than ten leading car makers (including Audi, BMW, GM, […]

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