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Imagination, TSMC collaborate on a wide range of IoT subsystems


If you look at the semiconductor landscape today, the number of companies that have the ability to design advanced SoCs is shrinking rapidly. Industry consolidation/verticalization and rising manufacturing costs are creating an environment where true differentiation is difficult to achieve using generic solutions. In addition, integrating high performance CPUs, GPUs, coherent fabrics and other hardware […]

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OS bring up using virtual platforms


Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, joins us to talk about OS bring up on MIPS using virtual platforms. We met Imperas recently at the 2015 Imagination Summit in Santa Clara where the company was demonstrating the latest version of QuantumLeap, a parallel simulation performance accelerator. Linux has become the general purpose operating system […]

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Prototyping a PowerVR Series6XT GPU using an optimized flow from Synopsys


Andy Jolley is senior staff application consultant – worldwide product line lead, FPGA-based prototyping at Synopsys. Andy has been working with FPGA technologies for over 25 years and has been recently supporting customers with their complex CPU SoC and GPU IP prototyping needs on the Synopsys HAPS platforms while also providing support for worldwide engagements […]

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ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip


If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have read several articles recently about the great work Imagination is doing to help silicon vendors get to market quickly. One example is the creation of IP platforms that can easily be integrated on chip. In addition, these IP platforms support customizable […]

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On stage with Sir Hossein Yassaie, Facebook, Texas Instruments, Ikanos and Altair at the 2015 Imagination Summit in Santa Clara


Our EVP of Marketing Tony King-Smith wrote earlier this month about the 2015 Imagination Summit USA taking place in Santa Clara, California. I was among the lucky ones to attend the event; in this article, I will report what I saw and heard from the keynote speakers. Imagination and the rise of IP platforms The […]

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Baikal-T1 communications processor features high-performance MIPS P5600 CPU


Less than a year ago I was getting ready to attend the TSMC 2014 Technology Symposium in Moscow, an event that brought together the elite of electronics engineers from Russia. One of the companies that I met during my visit was a newly formed group that was working on an exciting new project involving a […]

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Bringing better security to mobile, automotive or IoT


Consumers today use their devices to do more than ever before and the data they produce becomes extremely valuable to potential criminals. To add to this challenge, applications installed from untrusted sources make it very difficult to identify and stop potential security breaches. Luckily, there is now a solution to address security concerns at the […]

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New OmniShield platform implements multi-domain security for connected devices


There is revolution driving the world of semiconductors right now. From wearables to smart cars and homes, it seems connectivity is replacing orange as the new black of worldwide innovation. However, when connecting billions of users to the internet and to each other, companies must ensure that devices implement future-proof security. The easiest way to […]

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Using the MIPS SIMD Architecture for high efficiency software video decoding


SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) is a class of instructions introduced in modern CPU designs to boost parallel processing performance by allowing efficient handling of vector operations. MSA (MIPS SIMD Architecture) offers developers access to a flexible and powerful 128-bit SIMD engine that delivers superior acceleration for multimedia and other compute-intensive applications. New application processors […]

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IoT-focused Samsung ARTIK 1 chip is powered by two MIPS CPUs


Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn was at the Internet of Things World conference yesterday in San Francisco to introduce a new family of low-power chips designed for the next generation of IoT devices. One of the new chips presented on stage is called ARTIK 1 and features a MIPS32-based, dual-core application processor, flash storage, a […]

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