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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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Extending the MIPS Warrior CPU family


It has been a thrilling year for MIPS processors. We’ve seen exciting new designs from Loongson Technology while Cavium has introduced several OCTEON III and Fusion-M processors that cover the mid-range segment of the networking market. Multiple customers are now shipping products with Warrior CPUs, from high-end application processors to microcontrollers and embedded SoCs. Announced […]

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QEMU: the open source MIPS64 Release 6 virtual platform


In this article I would like to present the current status of the MIPS Release 6 architecture implemented in upstream QEMU v2.4. This is one of the several major contributions from Imagination Technologies to the open source and QEMU communities in the last year. Read on to find out how MIPS Release 6 support has […]

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Multi-screen displays and the future of television


The future of TV is being challenged. Consumers are already moving away from traditional TV to alternative methods of viewing, so will we really continue to have a large screen in our homes dedicated to the audio-visual experience that today we call television? Leading companies are re-evaluating the role of television in our home and […]

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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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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 and open source: Linux 3.18 LTS and 4.3, emulating Linux MIPS in Perl, and more


It’s been awhile since my last update in June so I thought I’d give you an overview of some interesting projects I came across in my weekly hunt for MIPS-related developments from the software world. Linux 3.18.21 LTS brings improvements for MIPS Let’s start with the Linux 4.3 kernel which received “a hearty update” at […]

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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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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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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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