Tag Archives | CPU

Four questions about Moore’s Law, 28nm and the future of IP design

        

A few weeks ago Brian Bailey, the well-known technology editor for EDA at Semiconductor Engineering, kindly asked me to provide some comments in relation to a set of very interesting questions on the fate of Moore’s Law and the adoption of sub-20nm process nodes. You can find a selection of my answers, alongside opinions and […]

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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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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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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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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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Imagination and Google partner up for Android Wear and the wearable revolution

      

Earlier this week Google announced a developer preview of Android Wear, a mobile operating system designed to extend the Android experience to wearable devices. This initiative will help jumpstart developers building innovative applications specifically targeting the next generation of innovation in wearables. The initial focus is on the smartwatch space and leverages the rich notification […]

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New MIPS M5100 and M5150 Warrior M-class processors offer much more than a 32-bit MCU

          

The newly-announced MIPS M51xx (M5100 and M5150) processors are two important members of the Series5 Warrior family, the most exciting generation of CPUs in the recent history of MIPS. Both M5100 and M5150 are fully synthesizable CPU IP cores that focus on delivering leading performance efficiency and a unique feature set for the MCU and […]

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Imagination Data Bite: Wearables

     

Over the summer, Imagination reached out to 428 technology users from across our connected society as part of its Technology of the Future Survey, which explored user attitudes to new technologies, like wearables and the Internet of Things, as well as the social impact of technology on our security and privacy. Some of the findings […]

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Leading performance and superior code density for new microAptiv-based PIC32MZ 32-bit MCU family from Microchip

        

Although mainly known for our leadership position in CPU IP for digital home and networking, the MIPS architecture has recently seen rapid growth in the 32-bit microcontroller space thanks to the expanding list of silicon partners that are offering high-performance, feature-rich and low-power solutions at affordable price points. The most recent example of our expansion […]

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