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How to select the best PowerVR GPU for your processor

      

In an article published recently I provided an overview of the most common metrics used to measure the relative performance of GPUs. I also covered how these metrics are reflected in some of the most popular graphics benchmarks available to silicon vendors, OEMs and consumers. Today I am going to offer you a quick how-to […]

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Mentor Graphics, Imagination and Pure deliver an impressive graphical UI on the Pure Avalon 300R Connect Digital TV Recorder

         

Mentor Graphics, Imagination and Pure have worked together to deliver an advanced graphical UI for the Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder. Philip Burr, director of UI product marketing at Mentor Graphics, is here to tell you more about the collaboration between Mentor, Imagination and Pure as well as the wide range […]

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Pure Avalon 300R Connect with PowerVR graphics ushers in a new era of smart STBs

         

The brand new Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder is a high-performance digital TV recorder (PVR) with a rich and intuitive user interface running on a computing platform that integrates Imagination’s PowerVR graphics technologies. Pure is a division of Imagination and the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems. […]

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The world’s first Android 4.0 set top box certified with Google Mobile Services – it’s MIPS!

          

At the recent 2013 International CES, Broadcom and Samsung announced the world’s first Android 4.0 set top box with Google Mobile Services (GMS). This first-of-its-kind device is based on—you guessed it, MIPS! While dozens of Android set-top boxes already exist in the market, Samsung’s SMT-E5015 Smart TV box is the first to pass the stringent […]

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Imagination’s MIPS architecture is coming to the universities in Russia and Ukraine

          

Imagination Technologies is working with our partner and licensee Microchip Technology, a leading microcontroller company, to further promote the use of the MIPS® architecture to universities in Russia and Ukraine. Microchip’s PIC32 microcontroller uses the MIPS32® M4K™ core, and development boards based on the PIC32 are ideal vehicles through which students can learn about microcontroller-based […]

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The continuing evolution of the MIPS Instruction Set Architecture

          

Originally created in the early 1980s, the MIPS instruction set architecture is one of the earliest RISC architectures, and is one of the few CPU architectures in wide usage today. To maintain that heritage of usability and appropriateness for modern market segments, the architecture has continued to evolve over time. In the time since I […]

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Android APKs slim down – big is out, small is in!

          

When Google launched Android, it had a very apparent goal of portability. Starting with the underlying Linux kernel, all layers of Android are designed and implemented to be portable. Android runs on all three major processor architectures – MIPS, Intel and ARM. It also supports a variety of memory configurations, flash storage and graphics processors. […]

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MIPS gets the gold in the Jelly Bean olympics

          

Two weeks ago, MIPS and our partner, Karbonn, announced the commercial availability of an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet. It was in fact the first 3rd party Jelly Bean tablet offered for sale in the world.  To be clear, MIPS-Based Karbonn Smart Tab 1 was the first Android 4.1 tablet beyond Google’s Nexus 7 in […]

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Early access to Android releases: the magic of the PDK

          

At Google I/O 2012 in June, developers from the Android group spent a good amount of time describing the latest move forward for OEMs/silicon vendors: the Partner Development Kit (PDK). Prior to the PDK, OEMs and silicon vendors that were not involved in one of Google’s exclusive launch devices had to wait for the open […]

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Google I/O 2012 – Smooth like butter, with Google Now and a new Partner Development Kit (PDK)

          

This year marked the 5th consecutive Google I/O 2012 event –the annual gathering that Google organizes in San Francisco for developers building applications for various Google platforms, including Android and all associated Google services – maps, cloud storage, Chrome, etc. This year, 6,000 people attended from around the world. The sessions varied from in-depth technical […]

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