Archive | MIPS Processors

Firefox OS now running on a MIPS-based reference tablet

       

Over 7 billion people call Earth home but only about a third own a mobile device. This means there is vast potential for companies to innovate and bring the exciting mobile web experience to new consumers, especially in fast-growing markets such as South America, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe and many others. Imagination plays a vital […]

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Imagination joins with industry leaders to drive open security

     

Every day we hear some new horror story about security, whether it’s consumers impacted by phishing or other intrusions in their own applications and devices, or via enterprise breaches in an increasingly long list of corporations. Security matters While we would hope that consumers and enterprises are paying attention (and doing something about it), some […]

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Porting the Cocos2d-x game engine to Creator CI20

      

A few months ago I was getting ready for our Creator CI20 launch in London; one of the demos we were planning to show at the event was Open Arena, a well-known Quake III mod that runs on multiple operating systems, including Debian and Android. When I took the same kit to CES 2015, I […]

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HSA Foundation

New HSA Foundation specification brings us closer to heterogeneous computing

      

When the HSA Foundation was officially introduced back in 2012, I remember being on a conference call with our EVP of marketing Tony King-Smith and Patrick Moorhead*, founder and president of Moor Insights & Strategy. Patrick was working on a whitepaper (you can read it here) and was talking to the founding members to get […]

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Introducing IUP, the Imagination University Programme

    

Having managed several university programmes for some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, I have found that there are three reasons why companies should engage with academia: Recruitment – to find people Research – to discover new ideas Marketing – to influence the broader market It’s this last topic – Marketing – that mystifies most […]

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New MIPS-based chips featured at MWC 2015

     

On Monday at MWC 2015, Imagination announced that its MIPS CPUs have been deployed in a range of LTE chips from Altair and Sequans. Both vendors are taking full advantage of the unique multi-threading capability in MIPS I-class CPUs which offer reduced power consumption and superior performance when handling multiple latency-sensitive tasks simultaneously. Leading LTE […]

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New MIPS models from Imperas shown at Embedded World 2015

    

Larry Lapides, VP of Sales at Imperas, is here to tell you more about the collaboration between Imperas and Imagination as well as the wide range of solutions available for MIPS CPUs. You are probably aware of Imperas as the provider of the technology behind the IASim product, the instruction accurate simulator for MIPS cores. […]

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Bus Blaster V3c is an affordable debug probe for MIPS CPUs

    

There are several probes already out there for developers writing code for MIPS-based processors but today I’d like to focus on a recently announced debug adapter based on the Bus Blaster design from Dangerous Prototypes. For those who are not familiar with Bus Blaster, it is a JTAG probe used for embedded processors, FPGAs, CPLDs, […]

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8 exciting crowdfunded projects using MIPS CPUs

     

Crowdfunding is now more popular than ever, creating a straightforward way for startups to achieve validation from customers directly. Wearables, microcomputers and sports cameras are some examples of success stories in the world of crowd-sourced funding. There is a lot of innovation brewing inside the web pages of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pozible so in this article […]

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Creator CI20 now shipping to Europe and North America

      

The Creator CI20 microcomputer made quite a splash at its original launch in December, impressing reviewers with good specifications and an affordable price tag. The development board has been widely popular with the maker community, being already used in several home automation and IoT projects. Creator CI20 was also recently featured in a CES 2015 […]

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