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Video-codec-MSA-MIPS SIMD Architecture

Leading video codec libraries add support for MSA


We’re currently experiencing a once-in-a-decade revolution in the world of digital entertainment. The rising popularity of video streaming services among consumers is creating whole new business models for companies involved in this fast-growing market. The good news is that standards bodies have been working diligently to prepare the industry for the shift to high-resolution video […]

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MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688_4

New MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688 dev board puts the smart in IoT


There’s a new MIPS-based board that has started shipping from the electronics bazaar at Seed Studio: it is called LinkIt Smart 7688 and comes equipped with a MIPS-based Mediatek MT7688 chip. This Linux-based system supports 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and is one of the industry’s lowest power consumption SoC of its kind, sporting a MIPS CPU […]

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Virtual platofm - simulation and host processors

How much software can a virtual machine run?


Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, joins us to talk about software bring up on MIPS using virtual platforms.  Software verification is center-stage today, driving virtual platforms adoption as a mainstream methodology for embedded software development, debug and test. If you haven’t used virtual platforms (software simulation) yet, you may be wondering: How much […]

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MIPS R2000 die

It’s been 30 years since the launch of MIPS R2000


A decade before IBM launched the world’s first smartphone, a team of Stanford University researchers and Silicon Valley veterans came together to design a microprocessor architecture that would forever change the landscape of computing. The year was 1986 and the newly-formed company was MIPS Computer Systems Inc. – a small start-up led by current-day Stanford […]

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Qualcomm QCA4531 - MIPS IoT(1)

Weave demonstrated on MIPS-based Wi-Fi platform from Qualcomm Atheros at CES 2016


The International CES has quickly become the home of the smart home. A quick stroll through the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center will reveal dozens of companies – big and small – looking to introduce connected solutions for consumer or industrial IoT applications. Many of these devices integrate energy-efficient MIPS CPUs, whether they’re […]

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Smart Farming - IoT agriculuture

Smart farming and Creator Ci40: an IoT case study


At the IoT Design Conference and Exhibition in London last month, a number of high-profile speakers touched upon the potential of the IoT market, and some of its most promising verticals in terms of explosive growth. Bryce Johnstone, senior marketing manager at Imagination, said in his presentation that the number one vertical for IoT/M2M services […]

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Can it run BSD? The story of a MIPS-based PIC32 microcontroller


When someone brings up the topic of open source software, many think of the GNU/Linux operating system and the vast community of developers formed around it. However, there are several other active open source software projects that deserve equal attention; one example is the BSD operating system – a group of popular Unix-like operating systems […]

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MIPS OCI - MIPS debug hub

An overview of MIPS OCI: On Chip Instrumentation for advanced debug


MIPS OCI (On Chip Instrumentation) is a new flexible, modular debug architecture from Imagination for heterogeneous computing systems integrating multiple MIPS CPUs, and systems that combine MIPS CPUs with other CPU architectures. OCI comprises of modular interoperable debug IP components that can be selected to produce an optimal debug solution tailored to the needs of […]

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IoT hardware and software architecture

Cloud interfaces and software requirements in IoT


Cloud interfaces In an IoT system, the provision of services by the cloud will depend on several conditions. Security is a concern for device-to-cloud data transactions. An IoT device will need to support data encryption to the cloud via TLS or https. The software stack in the IoT device will need to support these security […]

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