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Four MIPS-based connected devices for the IoT revolution

     

MIPS CPUs power a lot of IoT devices; and thanks to the introduction of development kits such as the Creator Ci40 IoT-in-a-box concept, we are likely to see a whole new range of projects appearing soon. In this article, I focus on two consumer electronics products that represent the present and two dev boards that […]

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Imagination, Imperas and Posedge Software present Linux bring up tutorial at 53rd DAC

    

Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems, and is almost always supported for high-end SoCs developed by the semiconductor vendors. Most vendors use the open source Linux distribution, then build a custom distribution representing the device tree supported for the specific SoC, and including the necessary drivers for the […]

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These five MIPS-based devices from China are simply amazing

      

I asked my colleagues based in our offices in China to tell me about their favorite MIPS-based devices. From wearables to connected speakers and robots, these are five of the gadgets they recommended, presented in no particular order. CoWatch smartwatch CoWatch is the world’s first smartwatch to integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition services for the smart […]

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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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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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