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Imagination University Programme sees European success!

The first two months of the year were very busy for the Imagination University Programme! Partnering with Microchip and Digilent, we successfully held workshops in Europe as part of two themed tutorial series open to academics – The Connected Microcontroller (MCU) Lab and the Workshops for MIPSfpga. What are these workshops about? The Connected Microcontroller (MCU) … Read more

More than a decade of MIPS multi-threading

Last year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the MIPS CPU architecture, recognising its strong legacy since its introduction in 1986. In this post, however, we are celebrating the fact that it’s now over a decade since the introduction of one of the specific features inside MIPS – something that sets it apart from the … Read more

5G: What is the buzz all about?

As 4G (LTE Advanced, LTE Advanced Pro along with LTE Classic) continues to penetrate and replace legacy networks, there seems to be an urgency to demonstrate a version of 5G at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and an enhanced version at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The mobile operators will be busy preparing … Read more

BT Whole Home Hub MIPS

MIPS-powered BT Whole Home Wi-Fi makes a mesh of things

Here at Imagination, we pride ourselves on making the technology that our partners use to make great products. A great example is the new Wi-Fi Whole Home Wi-Fi product recently launched by UK telecoms and broadband provider BT, that’s designed to banish Wi-Fi-dead spots in the home. As anyone living in a larger property or … Read more

Creator Ci40 + Infineon Optiga TPM

Creator Ci40 now part of the Infineon Security Partner Network

Security is a critical part of any professional IoT solution. Waiting until the end of the design cycle to starting thinking about how to implement your security solution will only lead to unplanned attack surfaces. The Creator Ci40 and Ci40 IoT-in-a-box kit is now part of the Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN) (see more below), enables … Read more

Creator IoT-in-a-box

Delivering scalable IoT for business

We explain why today’s community-based boards are not ideal IoT platforms and why developers require richer systems to effectively achieve scale. As anyone delving into the world of IoT can attest, finding a scalable, open-source, IoT framework that reliably and securely connects your devices to the cloud, while fitting your business needs rather than dictating them, … Read more

Creator Ci40 MIPS

Hardware multi-threading: a primer

At Imagination, making the best use of the hardware resources available is a guiding principle of our design thinking. Our graphics processors are famous for their tile-based deferred rendering architecture, which ensures that they don’t waste time rendering pixels that don’t appear on screen. In a similar vein, ensuring the optimal use of hardware was … Read more

MIPS hardware hjackathon

Ukraine MIPS fpga hackathon proves big success

This post is by Ievgen Korotkyi, associate professor at the department of Design of Electronic Digital Equipment (DEDEC), Faculty of Electronics at the Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine. Ievgen is an IoT developer/consultant at IT company Infopulse. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is the founder and coordinator of the “Lampa” Open … Read more

death star CES

CES 2017 is coming: book your meetings now!

Some rejoice at its power and influence, while others are filled with dread as it looms large over the horizon. No, I’m not talking about the Death Star, I’m talking about the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 (CES), which is currently filling the skies of everyone in the tech industry. While Imagination does not deal directly … Read more

QIHU D619 360 smart camera

Ingenic T10 MIPS-based processor helps consumers get the full picture with 360 camera

You may remember our news from last year about the partnership between Celeno, Imagination and Quanta to provide the first WebRTC-enabled, VP8 and H.264 camera solution. What you may not know is that our MIPS CPUs are used in a range of dashcam cameras and 360-degree cameras, where every direction is filmed at once. A … Read more