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

Can it run BSD? The story of a MIPS-based PIC32 microcontroller

When someone brings up the topic of open source software, many think of the GNU/Linux operating system and the vast community of developers formed around it. However, there are several other active open source software projects that deserve equal attention; one example is the BSD operating system – a group of popular Unix-like operating systems … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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! … Read more

Debian 8 comes to Creator Ci20

We’re delighted to announce that after several months of work, a Debian 8 release candidate is finally ready for the Creator Ci20 microcomputer. Shipping of the new Creator Ci20 boards will also begin next week for customers who’ve pre-ordered the board from our online stores in Europe and North America. Introducing Debian 8 for Ci20 … Read more

AngelScript 2.30.1 is out, adds support for MIPS CPUs on Linux and Android

Last week AngelScript maintainer Andreas Jonsson announced on GameDev.net that the new version of the popular scripting language (2.30.1) added support for MIPS Release 2 CPUs via the Creator CI20 microcomputer. We’ve reached out to Andreas and asked him to provide more details about his work for developers who are interested in using AngelScript for … 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

Updated Creator Ci20 features improved board layout, out of the box FlowCloud support

Introducing the first version of our Creator Ci20 microcomputer during a dedicated event in London was a historic moment for Imagination – and a lot of fun for me! For the first time in the history of mobile and embedded computing, two of our most recognized brands (MIPS and PowerVR) came together in an accessible, … Read more