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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

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

An innovative architecture for next-generation access points

There is an ever-increasing demand for more functionality and complexity to be added to wireless access points. To address these requirements, systems designers must rely on hardware implemented features like dedicated programmable classification, hardware-based queuing and QoS with inter-layer optimization; these provide superior performance versus software-based implementations and also provide tight latency bounds in serving … Read more

New MIPS-based chips from Realtek target Wi-Fi access points, routers and passive optical networking

Based in Taiwan, Realtek Semiconductor is one of the world’s leading networking and multimedia IC providers, designing multiple high-performance networking chipsets that incorporate MIPS CPUs. This includes the new RTL8197F SoC for mainstream Wi-Fi access points and routers. MIPS processors are used widely across networking and communications products, providing an ideal combination of performance, power … Read more

Open source and virtualization provide a powerful combination for wireless routers

Back in March 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – a government agency tasked with regulating interstate communications in the United States – issued a security document that included a series of provisions related to the use of wireless devices that operate in the U-NII radio bands. In essence, the FCC wanted the manufacturers of … Read more

ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip

UPDATE: ELVEES’ new ELISE SoC targeting ADAS, smart devices, IoT, augmented reality and other computer vision applications has been announced in a press release earlier this week. You can read more about the partnership between Imagination and ELVEES on our website. If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have … Read more

3 MIPS-based devices that caught my eye at MWC 2016

With hundreds of millions of MIPS-based devices shipping every year, there is no shortage of interesting products to cover on this blog. In this article I’d like to focus on three new devices that I came across in my recent travels to MWC 2016 in Barcelona. inWatch T: refining the smartwatch experience Initially introduced in … Read more

Cavium expands MIPS64-based OCTEON III family, announces design wins at ZyXEL, Xirrus

Networking specialist Cavium has announced the release of two new OCTEON III 64-bit multicore families based on the MIPS64 architecture. The press release from Cavium mentions multiple quad-core CN72XX and 16-core CN73XX parts targeting mid-range applications (networking, security, storage devices, wireless and integrated routers, etc.) that require superior compute and packet performance. Specifications include: Best … Read more

Baikal-T1 communications processor features high-performance MIPS P5600 CPU

Less than a year ago I was getting ready to attend the TSMC 2014 Technology Symposium in Moscow, an event that brought together the elite of electronics engineers from Russia. One of the companies that I met during my visit was a newly formed group that was working on an exciting new project involving a … Read more