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Creator Ci40 dev kit puts the IoT in a box for £80


Recent research from Gartner suggests that by 2020 the Internet of Things market will grow to include billions of connected devices from smart sensors and gateways to data centers and other computing platforms. To accelerate IoT development, Imagination is today introducing Creator Ci40, the most complete development kit for the Internet of Things. The package […]

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2015 Linley Processor Conference: Heterogeneous computing, IoT security and the future of the automotive industry


I was recently at the 2015 Linley Processor Conference in San Jose and wanted to share with you some of my observations and takeaways. Imagination had a strong presence at the show with Jim Nicholas, VP of MIPS Business Operations, delivering a talk titled Heterogeneous Systems Architecture: Coming Soon to a Platform Near You. Jim’s […]

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MIPS in space: Inside JAXA’s Hayabusa-2 mission to asteroid rendezvous


A few days ago I brought you an exclusive interview with the New Horizons engineering team. The high-profile story presented the hardware and software systems that took the probe to Pluto and beyond. Today I’d like to revisit another important space mission called Hayabusa-2. Back in July, I wrote about the 64-bit MIPS CPU aboard […]

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MIPS in space: Inside NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto


A few months ago I published a short overview of the greatest MIPS microchips from the 1980s and 1990s. One of the stars of that era is MIPS R3000, a CPU that has been used in many consumer and embedded devices. Initially known for powering the original PlayStation game console and a range of SGI […]

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Ingenic introduces new X Series processor for IoT devices


You might recognize Ingenic from the JZ4780 SoC powering our Creator Ci20 microcomputer or from the innovative, ultra-low power M200 chip at the heart of several recently announced smartwatches in China. More recently, Ingenic has doubled down on the IoT market, releasing several chips optimized for wearables and connected devices, including a repackaged M200S and […]

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Imagination joins the IoT Security Foundation


Last week I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of the IoT Security Foundation. Held on the top floor of the Digital Catapult building in central London, this event included speakers from Beecham Research, NMI, Copper Horse, and Imagination Technologies. Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of Beecham Research, set the scene by introducing the IoT […]

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New MIPS64-based Loongson processors break performance barrier


If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you might have noticed a few recent posts focusing on past and present MIPS64 CPUs that have set new records in high performance and power efficiency: #MIPS R4000 was one of the first 64-bit microprocessors, had an eight-stage integer pipeline and ran #WindowsNT pic.twitter.com/2K3mdNxftr — Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) […]

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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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ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip


If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have read several articles recently about the great work Imagination is doing to help silicon vendors get to market quickly. One example is the creation of IP platforms that can easily be integrated on chip. In addition, these IP platforms support customizable […]

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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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