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

T-Platforms introduces MIPS-based Tavolga Terminal computer for Linux users

Russian company T-Platforms has announced a new desktop PC called the Tavolga Terminal TB-T22BT powered by the MIPS-based Baikal-T1 processor from Baikal Electronics. The new system can be configured as a fully functional workstation or a thin-client terminal and runs the latest version of the Debian 8 operating system – one of the most popular … Read more

Bringing better security to mobile, automotive or IoT

Consumers today use their devices to do more than ever before and the data they produce becomes extremely valuable to potential criminals. To add to this challenge, applications installed from untrusted sources make it very difficult to identify and stop potential security breaches. Luckily, there is now a solution to address security concerns at the … 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

The day I designed my own mobile SoC

A few weeks ago I was working on this blog article, trying to figure out how to best represent our products visually. After I completed the work and was on my lunch break, a question came to mind: if I were building my own mobile application processor, what it would look like? The answer lies … Read more

Imagination and Google partner up for Android Wear and the wearable revolution

Earlier this week Google announced a developer preview of Android Wear, a mobile operating system designed to extend the Android experience to wearable devices. This initiative will help jumpstart developers building innovative applications specifically targeting the next generation of innovation in wearables. The initial focus is on the smartwatch space and leverages the rich notification … 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