MIPS I6400 gaining traction in ADAS, data center and HPC applications

Over the past year, we have seen a lot of interest from partners and customers in our Warrior families of MIPS CPUs. Today I’d like to reveal some of the progress we’ve made with the 64-bit MIPS I6400 processor which is now gaining traction across a range of applications. The I6400 processor implements MIPS64 Release … Read more

New MIPS-based chips from Realtek target Wi-Fi access points, routers and passive optical networking

Based in Taiwan, Realtek Semiconductor is one of the world’s leading networking and multimedia IC providers, designing multiple high-performance networking chipsets that incorporate MIPS CPUs. This includes the new RTL8197F SoC for mainstream Wi-Fi access points and routers. MIPS processors are used widely across networking and communications products, providing an ideal combination of performance, power … Read more

Sizing up the IoT, IoE and connected devices market

Whenever you hear analysts or companies talking about the next big thing in consumer electronics, you instantly know that the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to get at least one shout out. However, there has been a lot of debate around the actual size of the IoT market: more conservative estimates place it at … Read more

MIPS virtualization brings secure isolation to deeply embedded applications

Embedded computing is currently enjoying a rebirth thanks to a technology called virtualization. It started when Imagination became the first semiconductor IP company to introduce virtualization to microcontroller-type CPUs and then demonstrated how developers could take advantage of this feature by using a lightweight hypervisor optimized for MIPS M-class MCUs. We then showed how the … 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

ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip

UPDATE: ELVEES’ new ELISE SoC targeting ADAS, smart devices, IoT, augmented reality and other computer vision applications has been announced in a press release earlier this week. You can read more about the partnership between Imagination and ELVEES on our website. If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have … 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

T-Platforms introduces MIPS-based Tavolga Terminal computer for Linux users

Russian company T-Platforms has announced a new desktop PC called the Tavolga Terminal TB-T22BT powered by the MIPS-based Baikal-T1 processor from Baikal Electronics. The new system can be configured as a fully functional workstation or a thin-client terminal and runs the latest version of the Debian 8 operating system – one of the most popular … 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