2015 Linley Processor Conference: Heterogeneous computing, IoT security and the future of the automotive industry

I was recently at the 2015 Linley Processor Conference in San Jose and wanted to share with you some of my observations and takeaways. Imagination had a strong presence at the show with Jim Nicholas, VP of MIPS Business Operations, delivering a talk titled Heterogeneous Systems Architecture: Coming Soon to a Platform Near You. Jim’s … 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

The incredible evolution of the MIPS architecture

MIPS is the shining star of the highly efficient, low power CPU design principles that have shaped the mobile and embedded industry for nearly three decades. In this article, I will try to offer you a quick overview of how the MIPS architecture evolved from its early beginnings in the Stanford University computer science labs … Read more

Building next generation apps processors for mobile computing

A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets … Read more

New MIPS M5100 and M5150 Warrior M-class processors offer much more than a 32-bit MCU

The newly-announced MIPS M51xx (M5100 and M5150) processors are two important members of the Series5 Warrior family, the most exciting generation of CPUs in the recent history of MIPS. Both M5100 and M5150 are fully synthesizable CPU IP cores that focus on delivering leading performance efficiency and a unique feature set for the MCU and … Read more

Unleashing the first Series5 ‘Warrior’ CPU: MIPS P5600 for leading 32-bit performance

One of the highlights of this week’s Linley Group Processor Conference 2013 is the official launch of the MIPS P5600 CPU IP core, the first member of the highly anticipated MIPS Series5 ‘Warrior’ CPU family from Imagination. The ‘Warrior P-class’ P5600 CPU IP core is a ‘best in class’ processor that addresses all four aspects … Read more

Accelerate design closure for IP cores from Imagination using tuned DOK design flows

Design optimization is perhaps one of the most talked about topics inside the semiconductor world right now. Recognizing the growing need among our silicon partners for a validated solution that provides the flexibility to optimize for power, performance or area (PPA) in SoC implementations, we have created the Design Optimization Kit (DOK) – a complete … 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

Introducing the MIPS Series5 ‘Warrior’ CPU cores: the next revolution in processor IP from Imagination

Building on the success of the award-winning Aptiv generation of CPU cores, Imagination is now giving a preview of the next generation of MIPS processors. Codenamed ‘Warrior’, the MIPS Series5 CPUs feature cores based on the MIPS32 and MIPS64 instruction set architectures, with a focus on superior performance efficiency across the high-end, mid-range and entry-level/microcontroller … Read more

The new MIPS64-based XLP900 Series processors from Broadcom are multicore, multithreading powerhouses

Our partners at Broadcom are on a roll. After announcing a range of new MIPS-based products for the connected home at COMPUTEX 2013, they are now pushing the envelope in high-end communications processing with the new XLP900 Series, a range of CPUs optimized for deployment of network functions, with advanced features like hardware quad-multithreading, virtualization … Read more