Archive | Processors

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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New white paper from TIRIAS Research on the world of connected devices

    

TIRIAS Research is a high-tech research and advisory firm consisting of a team of experienced analysts which includes Jim McGregor and Kevin Krewell. We’ve recently asked them to take a look at our newly-announced MIPS I6400 64-bit CPU and offer their impressions and thoughts on this revolutionary design in the context of today’s fast-moving computing […]

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The latest MIPS-based communications and networking processors

         

A few days ago somebody asked me on Twitter for a list of MIPS-based networking processors. A few hours later I went to work and produced a list of the most recent chips that use MIPS CPUs. The list below focuses on two main categories: 32-bit home networking and 64-bit enterprise communications, storage and security. […]

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Ingenic introduces MIPS-based M200 chip and Newton2 platform for wearables and IoT

       

Earlier this year I reported about Ingenic Newton, a new MIPS-based platform targeting a wide range of connected consumer devices, including wearables, smart appliances and e-health sensors. This board was powered by an Ingenic JZ4775 chip which included a MIPS32-based XBurst single-core processor clocked at 1 GHz. Today I am very excited to introduce Ingenic […]

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FlowCloud: Enhancing the wearable experience

       

An important aspect for all mobile devices – and wearables especially – is keeping personal data secure. There have been several articles published on this topic, from Forbes and The Guardian to Symantec. Designing secure and scalable software for wearables is equally important to ensuring the hardware elements are efficiently working together. This is because […]

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Chipsets for smart glasses and other high end wearables

      

Smart glasses are an example of high-end output wearables; whether they’re used in industrial applications or to augment our everyday life, smart glasses are the poster child for computer vision applications and require significantly more horsepower than a traditional smartwatch. Smart glasses can be used for industrial applications or to augment everyday life activities Designing […]

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SoCs for smartwatches and other mainstream wearables

     

According to a team of Gartner analysts, affordable Android-based smartwatches will retail at $30 by 2015 as interest builds up inside consumer mass markets in China and internationally. This puts smartwatches at the forefront of wearable adoption, since it is a category of devices that consumers are already familiar with and feel comfortable using. A […]

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