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

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

5G: What is the buzz all about?

As 4G (LTE Advanced, LTE Advanced Pro along with LTE Classic) continues to penetrate and replace legacy networks, there seems to be an urgency to demonstrate a version of 5G at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and an enhanced version at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The mobile operators will be busy preparing … Read more

Register for our webinar: ‘Hardware Security for the Car with OmniShield’

98 seconds. Just 98 seconds. That’s all the time it took recently for an internet-connected security webcam to be attacked by malware once it was plugged in. This is a clear illustration that anything that connected to the internet is almost certain to face a malware attack sooner rather than later. Such is the nature … Read more

Level Up: Why Imagination and DENSO are teaming up on automotive.

There’s no doubt that big changes are coming down the road in the automotive world. The main thrust of these changes is undoubtedly the steady move to self-driving cars. While Tesla is perhaps the biggest name in town at the moment, the established players, such as the VW group, BMW, Volvo, are not standing still … Read more

OmniShield brings security by isolation to the automotive market

According to the latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 1.25 million road traffic deaths globally in 2013. More than 36,000 people have lost their life in the United States due to car accidents; the numbers paint an even more unfortunate picture for China and India: both countries have registered more … Read more

2015 Linley Processor Conference: Heterogeneous computing, IoT security and the future of the automotive industry

I was recently at the 2015 Linley Processor Conference in San Jose and wanted to share with you some of my observations and takeaways. Imagination had a strong presence at the show with Jim Nicholas, VP of MIPS Business Operations, delivering a talk titled Heterogeneous Systems Architecture: Coming Soon to a Platform Near You. Jim’s … Read more

Bringing better security to mobile, automotive or IoT

Consumers today use their devices to do more than ever before and the data they produce becomes extremely valuable to potential criminals. To add to this challenge, applications installed from untrusted sources make it very difficult to identify and stop potential security breaches. Luckily, there is now a solution to address security concerns at the … Read more

New OmniShield platform implements multi-domain security for connected devices

There is revolution driving the world of semiconductors right now. From wearables to smart cars and homes, it seems connectivity is replacing orange as the new black of worldwide innovation. However, when connecting billions of users to the internet and to each other, companies must ensure that devices implement future-proof security. The easiest way to … Read more