Come to our Linux on heterogeneous SoC tutorial at DAC

Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems and is almost always supported for high-end SoCs developed by the semiconductor vendors. Most vendors use the open source Linux distribution, then build a custom distribution representing the device tree supported for the specific SoC, and include the necessary drivers for the … Read more

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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

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

Imagination, Imperas and Posedge Software present Linux bring up tutorial at 53rd DAC

Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems, and is almost always supported for high-end SoCs developed by the semiconductor vendors. Most vendors use the open source Linux distribution, then build a custom distribution representing the device tree supported for the specific SoC, and including the necessary drivers for the … Read more

The MIPS architecture and virtualization

They say that history repeats itself. At the turn of the century, many in the computing industry were engaged in a fascinating debate about how multithreading and virtualization would become the next big thing in desktop PCs and servers providing a big performance boost for many high-throughput applications. Ten years later, both concepts are making … Read more

Imagination releases source code for Creator Ci40 dev kit

I am excited to announce that the team responsible for our Creator family of developer boards has released the source code for the GNU/Linux-based operating system powering the Ci40 as well as the full implementation of the LWM2M software stack. OpenWrt now available on GitHub When we were first evaluating our options for the operating … 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