Imagination joins the TRON Forum in Open IoT Platform initiative

When we think of the IoT market, most of us imagine a homogenized architecture where anything and everything is connected to the internet and to each other. The reality however is that the multiple IoT ecosystems emerging recently have had very different requirements, creating a fragmentation of the IoT industry that is affecting everyone in … 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

MIPS in space: Inside NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto

A few months ago I published a short overview of the greatest MIPS microchips from the 1980s and 1990s. One of the stars of that era is MIPS R3000, a CPU that has been used in many consumer and embedded devices. Initially known for powering the original PlayStation game console and a range of SGI … Read more

Microchip upgrades PIC32MZ EF family to MIPS M-class M5150 MCU

Late last evening I was very excited to see an update on the Microchip Technology website announcing that the CPU at the heart of the PIC32MZ family has been upgraded to MIPS M5150, our latest Warrior M-class processor. PIC32 is a family of high performance microcontrollers for the widest range of embedded and IoT projects. … 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

IoT-focused Samsung ARTIK 1 chip is powered by two MIPS CPUs

Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn was at the Internet of Things World conference yesterday in San Francisco to introduce a new family of low-power chips designed for the next generation of IoT devices. One of the new chips presented on stage is called ARTIK 1 and features a MIPS32-based, dual-core application processor, flash storage, a … 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

MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 MCUs rank first among 32-bit embedded solutions in EE Times survey

A few days ago, David Blaza, VP of electronics at UBM Tech, and Alex Wolfe, editor-in-chief of EE Times, presented the results of the eagerly awaited Embedded Market Study 2013 to embedded electronics executives attending the DESIGN West exhibition. The UBM Tech comprehensive report covers all aspects of embedded development and had over 2,000 respondents … 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

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MIPS is bringing intelligence to everyday things

As Imagination’s Director of Technology PR, I spend most of my time writing about high-performance platforms for connected consumer electronics, networking and smartphones. It’s usually all about multiprocessing, multicore, multithreading, 1 GHz+ frequencies, and so on. But there are some really interesting things happening at the other end of the spectrum too—right around the 80 … Read more