MIPS virtualization brings secure isolation to deeply embedded applications

Embedded computing is currently enjoying a rebirth thanks to a technology called virtualization. It started when Imagination became the first semiconductor IP company to introduce virtualization to microcontroller-type CPUs and then demonstrated how developers could take advantage of this feature by using a lightweight hypervisor optimized for MIPS M-class MCUs. We then showed how the … Read more

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

Four MIPS-based connected devices for the IoT revolution

MIPS CPUs power a lot of IoT devices; and thanks to the introduction of development kits such as the Creator Ci40 IoT-in-a-box concept, we are likely to see a whole new range of projects appearing soon. In this article, I focus on two consumer electronics products that represent the present and two dev boards that … Read more

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