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Imagination makes efficient VP9 video decode a reality for all mainstream devices

       

Watching video on mobile devices has become part of our daily routine. Most of us use YouTube for the latest clips from our favorite artists, snippets of daily news and (obviously) the best selection of cat videos. A brief look at YouTube’s statistics reveals the staggering amount of daily traffic the website has to accommodate. […]

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Smart glasses: The first wave of wearable and connected devices integrating Imagination IP

   

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a new wave of announcements related to Internet of Things (IoT) and other ultra-portable devices integrating Imagination IP. One of the biggest buzz words right now is wearable devices; there were several wearable concepts introduced at CES 2014, covering any and every use case, from augmented and virtual […]

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PNaCl from Google now runs on your favourite MIPS-based device

         

This week marks a very important announcement for Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google’s Chrome web browser. Starting with Chrome 31, Google has enabled the Portable Native Client (PNaCl, pronounced ‘pinnacle’) by default. This provides developers a way to bring native performance to HTML5 applications while still keeping applications portable AND secure. PNaCl allows […]

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Different approaches to compute APIs: Renderscript and Filterscript from Google

           

Compute APIs are a new evolution in the mobile and embedded market space, and are subject to quite a range of different conceptual approaches compared to the evolution of 3D graphics API. The mobile-optimised OpenGL ES API for 3D graphics evolved from a market-tested and well-proven OpenGL API for desktop PCs; this allowed a rapid […]

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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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