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

High-performance Hellfire hypervisor runs on MIPS Warrior MCUs

In an article I’ve published last year, I described how our new MIPS M-class Warrior CPUs have been designed for the security-driven requirements of next-generation connected processors. One of the unique features of MIPS microcontroller-class processors is the ability to support full hardware virtualization and multiple trusted execution environments (TEEs). For example, our latest M5150 … Read more

New security technologies for connected embedded devices

Virtualization, security and trusted execution environments are all trending topics in the new age of ubiquitous connectivity. However, there is a lot of confusion over how these technologies work together and their role in the overall mobile and embedded computing ecosystem. Luckily, Mike Borza, CTO of the Synopsys-owned Elliptic Technologies has published an extremely insightful whitepaper … Read more

SELTECH debuts new FEXEROX hypervisor for MIPS MCUs

My colleagues have just returned from the Embedded Technology conference and exhibition, held annually at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Centre in Japan. ET is one of the world’s largest trade shows for embedded system designers and managers – and Imagination has had yet another impressive presence this year. Among the many demonstrations shown at the … Read more