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Imagination at Embedded World 2017

Imagination technologies is at the Embedded World trade show this week, taking place at the Exhibition hall, in Nuremberg, Germany. At the booth – Hall 4, booth 629 – we are showing off our wide range of IP, from MIPS CPUs, to PowerVR graphics and vision processing and our Ensigma wireless communications IP, across markets … Read more

Register for our webinar: “Embedding low-power communications into IoT devices.”

IoT is one of those buzz words that is currently making steady progress along the ‘hype cycle’. Where exactly it is, be it on the upward curve of the ‘innovation trigger’ or at the top of the ‘peak of inflated expectations’ is arguable. What’s clear though is that it’s a long way from maturity as … Read more

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CES 2017 is coming: book your meetings now!

Some rejoice at its power and influence, while others are filled with dread as it looms large over the horizon. No, I’m not talking about the Death Star, I’m talking about the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 (CES), which is currently filling the skies of everyone in the tech industry. While Imagination does not deal directly … Read more

An innovative architecture for next-generation access points

There is an ever-increasing demand for more functionality and complexity to be added to wireless access points. To address these requirements, systems designers must rely on hardware implemented features like dedicated programmable classification, hardware-based queuing and QoS with inter-layer optimization; these provide superior performance versus software-based implementations and also provide tight latency bounds in serving … Read more

A new architecture for consumer IoT applications

If you’ve been following the wireless industry for some time (like yours truly), you might have noticed that a lot of the marketing effort behind launching a new connectivity standard is spent on the speeds and feeds – basically explaining how fast it will go. Certainly, that has a place and I think it’s a … 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

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

Processing performance requirements for IoT devices

In this article I’d like to explore some architectural considerations for the CPU and wireless connectivity performance requirements for IoT devices. This post is relevant for system designers looking to scope out the initial specifications of a next-generation IoT device while taking into account features and scalability. CPU processing performance requirements Architectural considerations for the … Read more