Tag Archives | MIPS

MIPS64: the past, present and future of 64-bit computing

     

The launch of our brand new MIPS I6400 64-bit CPU marks the beginning of a fresh chapter for 64-bit MIPS processors. This article aims to offer you an introduction to the latest version of our MIPS64 architecture (one of the three 64-bit CPU architectures supported by Android 5.0 Lollipop) while answering a few of the […]

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The incredible evolution of the MIPS architecture

     

MIPS is the shining star of the highly efficient, low power CPU design principles that have shaped the mobile and embedded industry for nearly three decades. In this article, I will try to offer you a quick overview of how the MIPS architecture evolved from its early beginnings in the Stanford University computer science labs […]

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How to reduce dynamic power by 50% for a MIPS CPU

      

Designing a CPU takes a lot skill and effort. Taking said CPU and reducing its dynamic power consumption by 50% takes a particular set of skills, skills one has acquired over a very long career. After successfully delivering the first DOK for PowerVR Rogue GPUs, Imagination and Synopsys embarked on a second project that aimed […]

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How do I get started with FlowCloud?

        

FlowCloud has been engineered by Imagination to optimize device to cloud connectivity for embedded applications. It provides a comprehensive, application-independent platform that enables rapid construction and management of machine-to-machine and man-to-machine connected services. It is designed to address the needs of emerging IoT and cloud-connected devices but is equally adept at handling complex services relying […]

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MIPS I6400, the leading 64-bit CPU revealed: coverage roundup

        

Summary: Two weeks ago we announced the brand new 64-bit MIPS I6400 CPU. Here’s what you need to know, as well as a roundup of media coverage. On September 2nd, Imagination revealed to the world the latest member of the Warrior family: the 64-bit MIPS I6400 CPU IP core. In case you missed any of […]

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Meet MIPS I6400, the CPU of choice for the 64-bit computing revolution

        

When we first introduced the breakthrough MIPS Warrior family, we promised to deliver a disruptive and comprehensive roadmap of 32 and 64-bit CPUs that incorporate new, innovative architectural features and provide best-in-class performance and efficiency for a wide range of applications. The first CPU we launched was MIPS P5600, a high-end 32-bit processor targeting ultimate […]

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New MIPS Creator CI20 development board for Linux and Android debuts

       

Features a 1.2GHz MIPS-based, dual-core Ingenic apps processor that runs Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat A few weeks ago, when I first published an article titled MIPS CPUs, the perfect Linux machines, the first question I got from a lot of developers from the Linux community was: When can I get access to a […]

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Designing a full cloud music streaming service with FlowCloud

          

These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. The potential of Imagination’s FlowCloud goes far beyond simple IoT and M2M applications. Indeed the APIs and head-end servers are more than capable of hosting full subscription services, with customer registration, […]

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Creating secure electronic healthcare systems with FlowCloud

         

These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. Electronic healthcare systems are gaining in popularity, not just within the home environment where remote monitoring can reduce the necessity for a patient to regularly visit their doctor, but also for […]

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Four questions about Moore’s Law, 28nm and the future of IP design

        

A few weeks ago Brian Bailey, the well-known technology editor for EDA at Semiconductor Engineering, kindly asked me to provide some comments in relation to a set of very interesting questions on the fate of Moore’s Law and the adoption of sub-20nm process nodes. You can find a selection of my answers, alongside opinions and […]

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