Taking on fragmentation in IoT


Sitting in the Imagination canteen at lunchtime, there are many, many conversations going on. At Imagination we have staff from all around the world and the lingua franca of the company is English. But at lunchtime people from the same country meet and talk – in their own language. This makes for an interesting and […]

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MIPS I6400, the leading 64-bit CPU revealed: coverage roundup


Summary: Two weeks ago we announced the brand new 64-bit MIPS I6400 CPU. Here’s what you need to know, as well as a roundup of media coverage. On September 2nd, Imagination revealed to the world the latest member of the Warrior family: the 64-bit MIPS I6400 CPU IP core. In case you missed any of […]

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Meet MIPS I6400, the CPU of choice for the 64-bit computing revolution


When we first introduced the breakthrough MIPS Warrior family, we promised to deliver a disruptive and comprehensive roadmap of 32 and 64-bit CPUs that incorporate new, innovative architectural features and provide best-in-class performance and efficiency for a wide range of applications. The first CPU we launched was MIPS P5600, a high-end 32-bit processor targeting ultimate […]

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New MIPS Creator Ci20 development board for Linux and Android debuts


Features a 1.2GHz MIPS-based, dual-core Ingenic apps processor that runs Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat UPDATE1: We are now accepting orders for Creator Ci20 dev boards from users. If you are interested in buying one, please go to our store. A few weeks ago, when I first published an article titled MIPS CPUs, the […]

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Unite 2014, Seattle: PowerVR Ray Tracing behind the lightmaps in the Unity editor


This August, Seattle saw a flood of game developers coming into town for Unite 2014, the eighth annual Unity conference held at the Seattle Center. Among the exciting sessions and keynote speeches, Jens Fursund from our PowerVR Ray Tracing team was there to introduce the upcoming Unity 5 lightmap editor which uses our ray tracing […]

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Designing a full cloud music streaming service with FlowCloud


These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. The potential of Imagination’s FlowCloud goes far beyond simple IoT and M2M applications. Indeed the APIs and head-end servers are more than capable of hosting full subscription services, with customer registration, […]

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Creating secure electronic healthcare systems with FlowCloud


These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. Electronic healthcare systems are gaining in popularity, not just within the home environment where remote monitoring can reduce the necessity for a patient to regularly visit their doctor, but also for […]

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Four questions about Moore’s Law, 28nm and the future of IP design


A few weeks ago Brian Bailey, the well-known technology editor for EDA at Semiconductor Engineering, kindly asked me to provide some comments in relation to a set of very interesting questions on the fate of Moore’s Law and the adoption of sub-20nm process nodes. You can find a selection of my answers, alongside opinions and […]

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Designing connected processors for consumer IoT


MIPS, Ensigma and FlowCloud at the heart of wearables, eHealth, home automation and other connected devices I saw an interesting comment from Rick Merritt (EE Times) on LinkedIn the other day. He was noticing how chips designed specifically for wearables are now starting to appear – and that made me realize the reach of our […]

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My week with Dell Venue 8, the first Android tablet to use a PowerVR Rogue GPU


Intel® Atom™ processor Z3460/Z3480 supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 out of the box Alexandru Voica contributes to ‘My week with’, a column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. When Intel first announced the new Atom Z3460/Z3480 (Merrifield) processors back in February, I was curious to find out the list of […]

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