Archive | Processors

MIPS CPUs, the perfect Linux machines

       

When it comes to operating systems, Linux® is perhaps the world’s most popular open source OS. Linux has been running on thousands of MIPS devices that have shipped in very large volume (north of several billions of units). The MIPS ISA (MIPS32, MIPS64 and microMIPS) is fully supported in Linux, with Imagination and our licensees […]

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My week with the Jongo S3 wireless speakers from Pure

       

Alexandru Voica contributes ‘My week with’, a regular column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. Product design and hardware specifications Earlier last month, an interesting email found its way in my inbox. It was from my colleagues at Pure who were announcing a stereo pair promotion for the Jongo wireless speaker system. […]

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Lantiq talks MIPS CPUs and the changing role of the broadband gateway

       

Last month Santa Clara was the scene for the US edition of the Imagination Summit, a yearly series of events where we invite members of our ecosystem to attend a series of keynotes and presentations where they can find out more about our technologies and many of the market segments we operate in. Our list […]

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…And the day after that, I designed my own entry-level mobile SoC

         

Last week I published an article titled The day I designed my own mobile SoC. It was based on a presentation I had been working on for several months. The main goal was to map our IP portfolio onto next generation SoCs for a range of markets, including mobile. Little did I know my article […]

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The day I designed my own mobile SoC

         

A few weeks ago I was working on this blog article, trying to figure out how to best represent our products visually. After I completed the work and was on my lunch break, a question came to mind: if I were building my own mobile application processor, what it would look like? The answer lies […]

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Building next generation apps processors for mobile computing

          

A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets […]

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Inside the new Dhanush wearable chipsets from Ineda Systems

          

There is no question about the potential that wearable technology has to take the semiconductor market into a thriving new era of growth. A lot of the innovative devices in wearables have predominantly been driven by chips based around processor IP technologies from Imagination: most smart glasses today use a PowerVR GPU, while a large […]

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My week with Tomoon T-Fire, a MIPS-based smartwatch

       

Alexandru Voica contributes to ‘My week with’, a column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. Strap on, the Tomoon T-Fire is quite a ride Even though 2013 has seen the watch industry slowing down in profitability, I believe that watches are here to stay and will continue to be part of our […]

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New MIPS-based Ingenic Newton platform targets wearables and other consumer IoT devices

       

Wearable tech has enjoyed a lot of attention recently and for good reason: the global market for wearable computing devices is set to reach $30.2 billion by 2018 according to BCC Research. More importantly, coverage from the recent Android Wear launch has put the focus back on the crucial relevance of dedicated platforms and operating […]

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Creating next-generation chips from the ground-up for wearables and IoT

        

There has been a lot of momentum lately around Imagination’s initiatives and technologies focused on creating a new generation of chips built specifically for IoT and wearable use cases. We thought we’d take a moment to fill you in. The problem Today, low-end IoT devices and wearables typically use multiple general purpose chips to achieve […]

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