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MIPS in space: Inside JAXA’s Hayabusa-2 mission to asteroid rendezvous

    

A few days ago I brought you an exclusive interview with the New Horizons engineering team. The high-profile story presented the hardware and software systems that took the probe to Pluto and beyond. Today I’d like to revisit another important space mission called Hayabusa-2. Back in July, I wrote about the 64-bit MIPS CPU aboard […]

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MIPS and open source: Linux 3.18 LTS and 4.3, emulating Linux MIPS in Perl, and more

     

It’s been awhile since my last update in June so I thought I’d give you an overview of some interesting projects I came across in my weekly hunt for MIPS-related developments from the software world. Linux 3.18.21 LTS brings improvements for MIPS Let’s start with the Linux 4.3 kernel which received “a hearty update” at […]

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A new Creator is coming soon! [updated]

       

The fall season is in full swing here in England but there is no cooling down for us at Imagination. Launching the Creator Ci20 microcomputer last year has been a very exciting experience – a big thanks to everyone that has helped us spread the word, it really means a lot to have your support! […]

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Vulkan: One API for all platforms

     

This is the first in a series of blog posts that aims to discuss what was revealed at SIGGRAPH about Vulkan in a bit more depth. I won’t be revealing any new information – I’ll leave that to Khronos official announcements! What I will be doing however, is explaining the implications of what has been […]

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Learn more about the Vulkan API from these five webinars

    

Several months after participating in the successful launch of Vulkan™, we are very excited to announce an upcoming series of talks designed to discuss the API in more detail. Imagination is a promoter member of the Khronos™ Group and a keen supporter of open standards for mobile graphics. We are currently collaborating with our colleagues […]

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MIPS in space: Inside NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto

      

A few months ago I published a short overview of the greatest MIPS microchips from the 1980s and 1990s. One of the stars of that era is MIPS R3000, a CPU that has been used in many consumer and embedded devices. Initially known for powering the original PlayStation game console and a range of SGI […]

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The PowerVR Imaging Framework camera demo

     

Writing and optimizing code for heterogeneous computing can be difficult, especially if you are starting from scratch. Imagination has set up a new page where developers can access the source code for an example camera and video post-processing application that leverages the PowerVR Imaging Framework to implement efficient zero-copy flows for a range of image […]

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Profiling and debugging with PowerVR Graphics Tools

      

The PowerVR Graphics Tools are a suite of utilities targeting important phases of an application’s development cycle including asset optimization, coding, and profiling and debugging software on-device. To help you obtain a 360-degree view of our profiling and debugging tools for PowerVR hardware, we’ve put together a video series providing you with a comprehensive tutorial […]

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Processing performance requirements for IoT devices

      

In this article I’d like to explore some architectural considerations for the CPU and wireless connectivity performance requirements for IoT devices. This post is relevant for system designers looking to scope out the initial specifications of a next-generation IoT device while taking into account features and scalability. CPU processing performance requirements Architectural considerations for the […]

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Ingenic introduces new X Series processor for IoT devices

      

You might recognize Ingenic from the JZ4780 SoC powering our Creator Ci20 microcomputer or from the innovative, ultra-low power M200 chip at the heart of several recently announced smartwatches in China. More recently, Ingenic has doubled down on the IoT market, releasing several chips optimized for wearables and connected devices, including a repackaged M200S and […]

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