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Increasing performance and power efficiency in heterogeneous software

     

Heterogeneous architectures in embedded computing are fast becoming a reality – we indeed see many leading IP and semiconductor companies today building heterogeneous computing hardware. In the article below, I’m going to describe one typical use case for heterogeneous computing and the challenges that result from moving to a heterogeneous programming model. Running a beautification […]

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What is the Internet of Things?

     

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging market trend impacting semiconductor devices, system OEMs, cloud service providers, and internet infrastructure companies. The trade press, accompanied by the types of companies mentioned above, has spilled a lot of ink on the subject, but this is typical in an emerging market with evolving requirements. For the […]

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A primer on mobile systems used for heterogeneous computing

       

In the mobile and embedded market, the design constraints of electronic products can sometimes be seen as tight and contradictory: the market demands higher performance yet lower power consumption, reductions in cost but shorter time-to-market. These constraints have created a trend for more specialized hardware designs that fit a particular application; if each task is […]

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Back to the future: 64-bit MIPS CPU explores the origins of the solar system

    

A few months back I reported on the MIPS-based Mongoose-V chip guiding the New Horizons probe in its quest to reach Pluto. The story captured the headlines of many publications and generated many questions about the MIPS architecture (more on this in a separate article). Today I’d like to focus on another important space mission […]

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Multiple secure VMs provide separate security domains for different applications

New security technologies for connected embedded devices

     

Virtualization, security and trusted execution environments are all trending topics in the new age of ubiquitous connectivity. However, there is a lot of confusion over how these technologies work together and their role in the overall mobile and embedded computing ecosystem. Luckily, Mike Borza, CTO of the Synopsys-owned Elliptic Technologies has published an extremely insightful whitepaper […]

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AngelScript 2.30.1 is out, adds support for MIPS CPUs on Linux and Android

      

Last week AngelScript maintainer Andreas Jonsson announced on GameDev.net that the new version of the popular scripting language (2.30.1) added support for MIPS Release 2 CPUs via the Creator CI20 microcomputer. We’ve reached out to Andreas and asked him to provide more details about his work for developers who are interested in using AngelScript for […]

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Erlang on MIPS-based PIC32

Erlang is everywhere, now on MIPS-based PIC32 MCUs from Microchip

       

Maxim Kharchenko is the original author of LING, the alternative implementation of Erlang. Now he is a CTO at Cloudozer, the company that aims to build a better cloud solution using LING. In addition Cloudozer adapts LING/Erlang for MIPS MCUs and other embedded platforms. Why remain in the 70s? If there is an island of […]

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Altair FourGee-1150/1160 are two OmniShield-ready LTE chips for IoT

Altair Semiconductor recently revealed more details about two new 4G LTE chips during the 2015 Imagination Summit in Santa Clara. The FourGee-1150 (Cat 0) and FourGee-1160 (Cat 1) SoCs each combine several MIPS M5150 MCUs on a single chip, creating a compelling offering for many IoT applications such as security alarms, electricity meters, wearables and […]

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FlowCloud - IoT cloud

FlowCloud SDK v2.0.3 is out, brings new starter app for Creator Ci20 microcomputer

      

FlowCloud is our application-agnostic IoT framework designed to connect devices and users to the cloud. FlowCloud includes a developer-friendly SDK, free access to multiple IoT services, and starter apps for mobile and embedded devices. Recently, the FlowCloud SDK received a major update designed to add new features and squash some of the bugs found in […]

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