Designing connected processors for consumer IoT

MIPS, Ensigma and FlowCloud at the heart of wearables, eHealth, home automation and other connected devices I saw an interesting comment from Rick Merritt (EE Times) on LinkedIn the other day. He was noticing how chips designed specifically for wearables are now starting to appear – and that made me realize the reach of our … Read more

PowerBox is a simple home automation system that uses FlowCloud

These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home automation systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. One of the simplest applications of FlowCloud is found within the Connected Home; essentially this is focused on adding connectivity, monitoring and control to passive devices, previously unable to be operated … Read more

What is FlowCloud?

During the Imagination Summit in Santa Clara we’ve announced that we are making our innovative FlowCloud technology more easily available to developers, including the maker community, hobbyists and students, so that our ecosystem can speed application development for the Internet of Things (IoT). But what is FlowCloud and how can developers use it for IoT … Read more

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FlowCloud IoT and cloud technology emerges in a world of challenges

We’re at the beginning of a new technological revolution: an era where thousands of hitherto disparate and unrelated devices will become connected and able to share information via cloud-based services. Imagine a world where your tablet is automatically populated with the latest movies, simply because you placed a diary entry into your smartphone indicating you … Read more

Inside the new Dhanush wearable chipsets from Ineda Systems

There is no question about the potential that wearable technology has to take the semiconductor market into a thriving new era of growth. A lot of the innovative devices in wearables have predominantly been driven by chips based around processor IP technologies from Imagination: most smart glasses today use a PowerVR GPU, while a large … Read more

My week with Tomoon T-Fire, a MIPS-based smartwatch

Alexandru Voica contributes to ‘My week with’, a column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. Strap on, the Tomoon T-Fire is quite a ride Even though 2013 has seen the watch industry slowing down in profitability, I believe that watches are here to stay and will continue to be part of our … Read more

New MIPS-based Ingenic Newton platform targets wearables and other consumer IoT devices

Wearable tech has enjoyed a lot of attention recently and for good reason: the global market for wearable computing devices is set to reach $30.2 billion by 2018 according to BCC Research. More importantly, coverage from the recent Android Wear launch has put the focus back on the crucial relevance of dedicated platforms and operating … Read more

Creating next-generation chips from the ground-up for wearables and IoT

There has been a lot of momentum lately around Imagination’s initiatives and technologies focused on creating a new generation of chips built specifically for IoT and wearable use cases. We thought we’d take a moment to fill you in. The problem Today, low-end IoT devices and wearables typically use multiple general purpose chips to achieve … Read more

New MIPS M5100 and M5150 Warrior M-class processors offer much more than a 32-bit MCU

The newly-announced MIPS M51xx (M5100 and M5150) processors are two important members of the Series5 Warrior family, the most exciting generation of CPUs in the recent history of MIPS. Both M5100 and M5150 are fully synthesizable CPU IP cores that focus on delivering leading performance efficiency and a unique feature set for the MCU and … Read more