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MIPS R2000 die

It’s been 30 years since the launch of MIPS R2000

  

A decade before IBM launched the world’s first smartphone, a team of Stanford University researchers and Silicon Valley veterans came together to design a microprocessor architecture that would forever change the landscape of computing. The year was 1986 and the newly-formed company was MIPS Computer Systems Inc. – a small start-up led by current-day Stanford […]

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IoT - Power management architecture

Power management for IoT devices

     

Power management is an often overlooked yet critical area for both consumer and industrial IoT devices. In a battery powered device, optimizing dynamic as well as static power is imperative; power optimization can be addressed in three ways: Power management control IP implemented for low power Power aware software Power management control should address the […]

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Processing performance requirements for IoT devices

      

In this article I’d like to explore some architectural considerations for the CPU and wireless connectivity performance requirements for IoT devices. This post is relevant for system designers looking to scope out the initial specifications of a next-generation IoT device while taking into account features and scalability. CPU processing performance requirements Architectural considerations for the […]

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Using the MIPS SIMD Architecture for high efficiency software video decoding

     

SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) is a class of instructions introduced in modern CPU designs to boost parallel processing performance by allowing efficient handling of vector operations. MSA (MIPS SIMD Architecture) offers developers access to a flexible and powerful 128-bit SIMD engine that delivers superior acceleration for multimedia and other compute-intensive applications. New application processors […]

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Samsung ARTIK 1 - MIPS microAptiv

IoT-focused Samsung ARTIK 1 chip is powered by two MIPS CPUs

      

Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn was at the Internet of Things World conference yesterday in San Francisco to introduce a new family of low-power chips designed for the next generation of IoT devices. One of the new chips presented on stage is called ARTIK 1 and features a MIPS32-based, dual-core application processor, flash storage, a […]

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Hacking MIPS-based dev boards at Maker Faire Bay Area 2015

       

Maker Faire Bay Area is around the corner and Imagination will be there to exhibit some exciting maker boards and projects that use our IP. Read on to find out how you can win some cool prizes by showing up to our mini-hackathons and what else will be on display during the event. Creator Ci20 […]

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MIPSfpga programme opens up the MIPS architecture to universities worldwide

    

Please please please don’t obfuscate it! said a famous professor when I mentioned the outline of MIPSfpga, an exciting project part of the Imagination University Programme (IUP) I was working on at the time. The journey from IP to real hardware I’m a hardware guy by background. For me a tool is a solid object, […]

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Mobileye EyeQ4 - ADAS

New EyeQ4 ADAS chip from Mobileye uses multiple MIPS CPUs

       

Walking the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, you’d think that everything is (and should be) about smartphones, tablets or wearables. However, this year marked a change for MWC – and several other big trade shows: many exhibitors were there to talk about providing solutions for fast growing markets beyond mobile; some of the […]

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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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MIPS P5600 Series5 CPU

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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