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Heterogeneous and cognitive connectivity in the 5G era

     

Whenever I talk about Imagination Technologies, my colleagues in the industry almost always identify us with PowerVR and MIPS – two of the biggest brands in the GPU and CPU space, respectively. However, Imagination is starting to make a name for itself in the wireless market courtesy of Ensigma, our powerful connectivity technology. One of […]

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Ensigma Whisper RPUs and IoT applications

    

In a previous post my colleague Kevin McDermott laid out the processing requirements for IoT devices. He also touched upon the data rate requirements for IoT. Today I’d like to talk about our Ensigma Whisper RPU architecture, a hardware connectivity engine optimally designed for IoT applications. The Whisper family offers a unique and comprehensive range […]

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Ensigma Series5 radio processors for high performance connectivity

    

Since their release, the Ensigma Series4 family of Radio Processing Units (RPUs) has been the powerhouse for high-performance connectivity standards such as 802.11ac 2×2 and 802.11n 4×4 as well as many TV and radio broadcast standards supported by Imagination. Multiple customers have licensed these RPUs to integrate more (or all) high-performance connectivity on-chip; examples include […]

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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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Optimizing Wi-Fi power consumption for IoT

    

A recently published article by Alan Aronoff provided an excellent introduction into the world of IoT. If you are interested in designing chips for IoT, make sure you keep following our blog because we plan to touch upon two important topics in the upcoming months: Power requirements and power management Processing and connectivity requirements Inside […]

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New Creator to run Brillo, OpenWrt and Debian on dual-core multithreading MIPS CPU [updated]

        

I wrote briefly last week about the revolutionary hardware inside the new Creator development board. Today I’d like to focus on another equally important topic: the software package. With the upcoming release of our IoT-focused board, we’re starting a new chapter in the Creator program – and we’re very fortunate to be working alongside truly […]

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A new Creator is coming soon! [updated]

       

The fall season is in full swing here in England but there is no cooling down for us at Imagination. Launching the Creator Ci20 microcomputer last year has been a very exciting experience – a big thanks to everyone that has helped us spread the word, it really means a lot to have your support! […]

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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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What is the Internet of Things?

     

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging market trend impacting semiconductor devices, system OEMs, cloud service providers, and internet infrastructure companies. The trade press, accompanied by the types of companies mentioned above, has spilled a lot of ink on the subject, but this is typical in an emerging market with evolving requirements. For the […]

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Ensigma Whisper radio processors take on low power connectivity

    

Digital baseband integration has been a growing trend in wireless applications as it offers tangible benefits for system architects looking to reduce cost, form factor and power consumption. Until now, our Ensigma Explorer RPUs (radio processors) have been leading the charge in high performance baseband integration. We’ve seen several strategic design wins in the last […]

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