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IoT applications and data rate reqs

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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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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Disney builds smart light bulb using MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros SoC


If you have purchased a home automation device recently, there is a high probability that it has a MIPS-based chip inside. For example, a recent teardown of the Belkin WeMo and Ubiquiti mFi Home platforms by Ganesh T S at AnandTech revealed a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 SoC using a very capable and area-efficient MIPS CPU. Last […]

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Microchip upgrades PIC32MZ EF family to MIPS M-class M5150 MCU


Late last evening I was very excited to see an update on the Microchip Technology website announcing that the CPU at the heart of the PIC32MZ family has been upgraded to MIPS M5150, our latest Warrior M-class processor. PIC32 is a family of high performance microcontrollers for the widest range of embedded and IoT projects. […]

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Deep dive: Hardware IP for computer vision [part 2]


Modern mobile application processors are highly heterogeneous, combing a variety of different hardware components optimized for different tasks. As shown in the figure below, a processor designed for vision might include an Image Signal Processor (ISP) for acquiring image sensor data, a vector processor such as a GPU for efficient data-parallel operation on pixels and […]

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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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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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Back to the future: 64-bit MIPS CPU explores the origins of the solar system


A few months back I reported on the MIPS-based Mongoose-V chip guiding the New Horizons probe in its quest to reach Pluto. The story captured the headlines of many publications and generated many questions about the MIPS architecture (more on this in a separate article). Today I’d like to focus on another important space mission […]

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Multiple secure VMs provide separate security domains for different applications

New security technologies for connected embedded devices


Virtualization, security and trusted execution environments are all trending topics in the new age of ubiquitous connectivity. However, there is a lot of confusion over how these technologies work together and their role in the overall mobile and embedded computing ecosystem. Luckily, Mike Borza, CTO of the Synopsys-owned Elliptic Technologies has published an extremely insightful whitepaper […]

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