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Why MIPS is needed to secure tomorrow’s connected devices

Every day seems to bring a new, connected device to the market promising to improve our lives. It might be a doorbell, a car, or a drone, but whatever it is, to make it relevant in today’s world it must be connected and as a consequence, ‘smart’. However, the flipside of this accessibility is vulnerability, … Read more

Powering the autonomous world: introducing the I6500-F for functional safety

The future: it’s not what it was. When I was young in the 1980s, the technology depicted in TV shows and movies seemed fantastically futuristic. What’s remarkable, and arguably slightly disconcerting, is how much of it is becoming a reality. No, we can’t yet beam-up anywhere, but Star Trek’s communicator has long since become an … Read more

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Register now for our workshop: Building an IoT Smart Monitoring Solution – from sensors to cloud to mobile

The Internet of Things remains one of the hot topics of the day as it starts to come good on its promise to transform businesses and homes, with more and more devices gaining connectivity. Earlier this year, Gartner estimated that this year up to 8.4 billion ‘things’ will be connected with total spending reaching almost … Read more

Imagination’s Creator Ci40 wins 2017 NED Innovation Award

Last night, at the IndustryWeek M&T Expo in Cleveland Ohio, Imagination’s Creator Ci40 development board was announced as the winner of the 2017 NED Innovation Award. The award, which celebrates the most disruptive innovations in industrial technology, is picked from a shortlist compiled annually by the NED team, who are looking for products that deliver new capabilities … Read more

It’s all academic: how Imagination’s university programme empowers academia.

First unveiled by John Hennessy at Standford in the 1980s, last year the MIPS CPU architecture celebrated 30 years since its first introduction. ‘Clean’ and ‘elegant’ are words that are often used to describe the Reduced Instruction Set architecture of the MIPS processor and this makes it a great starting place for anyone that wants … Read more

OnmiShield

Micro-virtualize or die! Why SoC vendors need to listen to our webinar

On Wednesday 23rd March we will hold a webinar entitled ‘Micro-virtualize or die! Securing connected MCUs with OmniShield’. There are some that might baulk at the use of this rather hyperbolic title but we think it’s actually quite reasonable. After all, as the internet of things starts to coalesce from theory into reality and the … Read more

More than a decade of MIPS multi-threading

Last year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the MIPS CPU architecture, recognising its strong legacy since its introduction in 1986. In this post, however, we are celebrating the fact that it’s now over a decade since the introduction of one of the specific features inside MIPS – something that sets it apart from the … Read more

BT Whole Home Hub MIPS

MIPS-powered BT Whole Home Wi-Fi makes a mesh of things

Here at Imagination, we pride ourselves on making the technology that our partners use to make great products. A great example is the new Wi-Fi Whole Home Wi-Fi product recently launched by UK telecoms and broadband provider BT, that’s designed to banish Wi-Fi-dead spots in the home. As anyone living in a larger property or … Read more

Creator Ci40 MIPS

Hardware multi-threading: a primer

At Imagination, making the best use of the hardware resources available is a guiding principle of our design thinking. Our graphics processors are famous for their tile-based deferred rendering architecture, which ensures that they don’t waste time rendering pixels that don’t appear on screen. In a similar vein, ensuring the optimal use of hardware was … Read more

MIPS hardware hjackathon

Ukraine MIPS fpga hackathon proves big success

This post is by Ievgen Korotkyi, associate professor at the department of Design of Electronic Digital Equipment (DEDEC), Faculty of Electronics at the Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine. Ievgen is an IoT developer/consultant at IT company Infopulse. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is the founder and coordinator of the “Lampa” Open … Read more