Discovering the world of IoT with the Connected MCU Lab

The most important new release from the Imagination University Program (IUP) this year is the Connected Microcontroller (MCU) Lab. It’s a semester-long course that provides educators with everything they need to teach the basics of MCUs and IoT to an undergraduate class. The Connected MCU Lab takes students through the basic microcontroller and I/O features, … Read more

IoT set to revolutionize farming

It’s always great for someone working in the technology sector to see the point when a specific industry or application experiences a slowdown in marketing hype and a steady ramp up in products and solutions. One such example is the much anticipated Internet of Things or IoT market. For example, in a whitepaper just released … Read more

5 reasons why MIPS M-class CPUs are ideal for IoT

In a recent editorial for the 2016 CES issue of i3 magazine, I wrote about the challenges addressing metropolitan and large urban areas, and how technology can provide some much-needed solutions to the biggest problems facing humankind today. I also talked about the role of sensors in smart cities and provided a high level overview … Read more

Imagination releases source code for Creator Ci40 dev kit

I am excited to announce that the team responsible for our Creator family of developer boards has released the source code for the GNU/Linux-based operating system powering the Ci40 as well as the full implementation of the LWM2M software stack. OpenWrt now available on GitHub When we were first evaluating our options for the operating … Read more

Smart farming and Creator Ci40: an IoT case study

At the IoT Design Conference and Exhibition in London last month, a number of high-profile speakers touched upon the potential of the IoT market, and some of its most promising verticals in terms of explosive growth. Bryce Johnstone, senior marketing manager at Imagination, said in his presentation that the number one vertical for IoT/M2M services … Read more

Cloud interfaces and software requirements in IoT

Cloud interfaces In an IoT system, the provision of services by the cloud will depend on several conditions. Security is a concern for device-to-cloud data transactions. An IoT device will need to support data encryption to the cloud via TLS or https. The software stack in the IoT device will need to support these security … Read more

FlowCloud SDK v2.0.3 is out, brings new starter app for Creator Ci20 microcomputer

FlowCloud is our application-agnostic IoT framework designed to connect devices and users to the cloud. FlowCloud includes a developer-friendly SDK, free access to multiple IoT services, and starter apps for mobile and embedded devices. Recently, the FlowCloud SDK received a major update designed to add new features and squash some of the bugs found in … Read more

Introducing IUP, the Imagination University Programme

Having managed several university programmes for some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, I have found that there are three reasons why companies should engage with academia: Recruitment – to find people Research – to discover new ideas Marketing – to influence the broader market It’s this last topic – Marketing – that mystifies most … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more