The MIPS architecture and multithreading

In a previous article I described the basic concepts of computer virtualization and how the MIPS architecture efficiently implements hardware virtualization. This article will focus on multithreading in an attempt to define what it is, and why it’s useful. A thread is a sequence of instructions. Multithreading refers to the ability of a given processor … 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

New EyeQ4 ADAS chip from Mobileye uses multiple MIPS CPUs

Walking the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, you’d think that everything is (and should be) about smartphones, tablets or wearables. However, this year marked a change for MWC – and several other big trade shows: many exhibitors were there to talk about providing solutions for fast growing markets beyond mobile; some of the … Read more

New MIPS-based chips featured at MWC 2015

On Monday at MWC 2015, Imagination announced that its MIPS CPUs have been deployed in a range of LTE chips from Altair and Sequans. Both vendors are taking full advantage of the unique multi-threading capability in MIPS I-class CPUs which offer reduced power consumption and superior performance when handling multiple latency-sensitive tasks simultaneously. Leading LTE … Read more

Meet MIPS I6400, the CPU of choice for the 64-bit computing revolution

When we first introduced the breakthrough MIPS Warrior family, we promised to deliver a disruptive and comprehensive roadmap of 32 and 64-bit CPUs that incorporate new, innovative architectural features and provide best-in-class performance and efficiency for a wide range of applications. The first CPU we launched was MIPS P5600, a high-end 32-bit processor targeting ultimate … Read more

Lantiq talks MIPS CPUs and the changing role of the broadband gateway

Last month Santa Clara was the scene for the US edition of the Imagination Summit, a yearly series of events where we invite members of our ecosystem to attend a series of keynotes and presentations where they can find out more about our technologies and many of the market segments we operate in. Our list … Read more

Extending the award-winning MIPS Aptiv generation of CPU cores

Paul Evans, senior business development manager for Imagination, recently gave an exciting keynote at the Imagination Summit in Asia titled ‘MIPS CPU Processor Solutions: A Roadmap to High Performance and Low Power’. During this exciting and well-attended presentation, he talked about the latest developments within our MIPS Aptiv generation of CPU IP and introduced MIPS … Read more

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Lantiq’s new high-performance XWAY VRX300 chipset with multi-threaded MIPS CPUs targets VDSL2 applications

Earlier this month, Lantiq introduced the new XWAY™ VRX300™ chipset that incorporates a multi-threaded MIPS CPU. The XWAY VRX300 joins the existing MIPS-based members of Lantiq’s AnyWAN™ system architecture to offer an integrated, high performance VDSL chipset family delivering data rates of up to 200 Mbps for gateway designs. The XWAY VRX300, an ultra-fast VDSL2 … Read more

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The world’s first Android 4.0 set top box certified with Google Mobile Services – it’s MIPS!

At the recent 2013 International CES, Broadcom and Samsung announced the world’s first Android 4.0 set top box with Google Mobile Services (GMS). This first-of-its-kind device is based on—you guessed it, MIPS! While dozens of Android set-top boxes already exist in the market, Samsung’s SMT-E5015 Smart TV box is the first to pass the stringent … Read more