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New MIPS-based chips from Altair, Sequans and Blu Wireless 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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MIPS goes to Pluto

  

This week we found out that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent on a mission to reach Pluto in 2006 came out of hibernation for its long-awaited encounter with the world’s most famous dwarf planet. Traveling across the solar system, the New Horizons spacecraft is now approximately 3.5 billion miles from the Sun, nine years after […]

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PCs are not the only devices going wireless in 2015

While browsing on Forbes a few months ago, I came across an article by Moor Insights & Strategy founder and principal analysts Patrick Moorhead who described how recent wireless technologies are creating fully portable mobile devices. (I am an avid reader of Patrick’s articles and recommend you subscribe to his column on Forbes) Since I always […]

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MIPS P5600 sets new record for single-threaded CPU performance

        

Two months ago I was returning home from our first ever Imagination Summit in Japan. While waiting to board the airplane that would take me back to England, I saw a billboard sign for Nissan – “WHAT IF_the world’s fastest man went even faster?”. That’s an interesting question, I said to myself. A few weeks […]

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First hands-on with the Creator CI20 microcomputer

        

When we introduced Creator CI20 two weeks ago in London, we had several demonstrations on display showing the full capabilities of the board in terms of performance and power consumption. Today we will be showing you a selection of these demonstrations that focus on three areas: gaming, multimedia streaming and web browsing. For those who […]

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MIPS Creator CI20 development board now available for only $65

          

An exciting new microcomputer for Linux and Android enthusiasts has arrived. When we initially announced the MIPS Creator CI20 development board, we were flooded by your exciting project proposals; the launch generated so much interest in our little programme that our site crashed under the intense pressure. Introducing the new Creator programme We’ve spent the […]

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SELTECH debuts new FEXEROX hypervisor for MIPS MCUs

         

My colleagues have just returned from the Embedded Technology conference and exhibition, held annually at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Centre in Japan. ET is one of the world’s largest trade shows for embedded system designers and managers – and Imagination has had yet another impressive presence this year. Among the many demonstrations shown at the […]

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