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

Erlang is everywhere, now on MIPS-based PIC32 MCUs from Microchip

Maxim Kharchenko is the original author of LING, the alternative implementation of Erlang. Now he is a CTO at Cloudozer, the company that aims to build a better cloud solution using LING. In addition Cloudozer adapts LING/Erlang for MIPS MCUs and other embedded platforms. Why remain in the 70s? If there is an island of … 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

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

Leading performance and superior code density for new microAptiv-based PIC32MZ 32-bit MCU family from Microchip

Although mainly known for our leadership position in CPU IP for digital home and networking, the MIPS architecture has recently seen rapid growth in the 32-bit microcontroller space thanks to the expanding list of silicon partners that are offering high-performance, feature-rich and low-power solutions at affordable price points. The most recent example of our expansion … Read more

The chipKIT from Microchip with a MIPS-based PIC32 32-bit CPU provides leading performance for MCU applications

How many times have you started an embedded project, then looked at all the kits available and felt you had to compromise due to software tools, community support or hardware characteristics? That ends today with the Microchip chipKIT™ Development Platforms based on a MIPS32 M4K MCU. The little techie video below courtesy of The Ben … Read more