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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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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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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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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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The MIPS architecture and virtualization

     

They say that history repeats itself. At the turn of the century, many in the computing industry were engaged in a fascinating debate about how multithreading and virtualization would become the next big thing in desktop PCs and servers providing a big performance boost for many high-throughput applications. Ten years later, both concepts are making […]

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Imagination releases source code for Creator Ci40 dev kit

     

I am excited to announce that the team responsible for our Creator family of developer boards has released the source code for the GNU/Linux-based operating system powering the Ci40 as well as the full implementation of the LWM2M software stack. OpenWrt now available on GitHub When we were first evaluating our options for the operating […]

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3 MIPS-based devices that caught my eye at MWC 2016

      

With hundreds of millions of MIPS-based devices shipping every year, there is no shortage of interesting products to cover on this blog. In this article I’d like to focus on three new devices that I came across in my recent travels to MWC 2016 in Barcelona. inWatch T: refining the smartwatch experience Initially introduced in […]

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T-Platforms introduces MIPS-based Tavolga Terminal computer for Linux users

     

Russian company T-Platforms has announced a new desktop PC called the Tavolga Terminal TB-T22BT powered by the MIPS-based Baikal-T1 processor from Baikal Electronics. The new system can be configured as a fully functional workstation or a thin-client terminal and runs the latest version of the Debian 8 operating system – one of the most popular […]

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Why partners matter in today’s semiconductor industry

  

I still remember when I entered the world’s biggest semiconductor company by value in 1980. This was an era where not invented here was the motto for many silicon vendors. And if they didn’t invent it, they made sure to convince everyone else that it wasn’t needed. Semiconductor companies also had a habit of doing […]

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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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