MIPS ecosystem expands with Fedora Linux 24 remix

Since joining the Imagination family in 2013 the MIPS ecosystem has been steadily growing. Now developers and hobbyists have more choice of operating systems, with the release of the popular Fedora Linux distribution for MIPS. Fedora is used in three major areas – servers, workstations and cloud. Though Fedora itself is a community-driven project, it also … Read more

How to run Linux SMP in QEMU on a MIPS64 Release 6 CPU

After publishing my initial article about QEMU, many of you have sent queries about running software written for MIPS64 Release 6 CPUs (MIPS64r6) in QEMU and also about the current state of the MIPSr6 multithreading module implemented in QEMU. I decided to answer these questions in this post and turn it into a tutorial on … 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

Disney builds smart light bulb using MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros SoC

If you have purchased a home automation device recently, there is a high probability that it has a MIPS-based chip inside. For example, a recent teardown of the Belkin WeMo and Ubiquiti mFi Home platforms by Ganesh T S at AnandTech revealed a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 SoC using a very capable and area-efficient MIPS CPU. Last … Read more