These five MIPS-based devices from China are simply amazing

I asked my colleagues based in our offices in China to tell me about their favorite MIPS-based devices. From wearables to connected speakers and robots, these are five of the gadgets they recommended, presented in no particular order. CoWatch smartwatch CoWatch is the world’s first smartwatch to integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition services for the smart … 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

Standing Egg demonstrates virtual gyroscope on MIPS-based MCU

I’ve recently returned from a trip to China where I’ve attended the two Imagination Summits organized in Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Alongside a series of exciting presentations from my colleagues as well many of our ecosystem partners, I also enjoyed seeing several demonstrations and prototypes of next-generation devices using Imagination IP in addition to many … Read more

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging market trend impacting semiconductor devices, system OEMs, cloud service providers, and internet infrastructure companies. The trade press, accompanied by the types of companies mentioned above, has spilled a lot of ink on the subject, but this is typical in an emerging market with evolving requirements. For the … 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

Low power Standing Egg sensor hub uses MIPS M5100 MCU

Sensor hubs have played a central role in the recent development of wearable and IoT devices but are now becoming increasingly relevant for other connected devices that require always-on, low power functionality. This category of chips is currently evolving from performing only simple, individual tasks (e.g. accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure etc.) to becoming a small compute … Read more

GEAK chief executive shares his thoughts on the future of smartwatches

Working for a company that designs silicon IP and also has a consumer electronics division means I get to see new and exciting products weeks or months before their official release. There are several categories of devices that I am following closely right now – and wearables are probably at the top of my list. … Read more

Ingenic introduces MIPS-based M200 chip and Newton2 platform for wearables and IoT

Earlier this year I reported about Ingenic Newton, a new MIPS-based platform targeting a wide range of connected consumer devices, including wearables, smart appliances and e-health sensors. This board was powered by an Ingenic JZ4775 chip which included a MIPS32-based XBurst single-core processor clocked at 1 GHz. Today I am very excited to introduce Ingenic … Read more

Get that smartphone chip out of my wearable!

The interest surrounding wearables has never been higher. IDC says that over 19 million wearable devices will ship by the end of 2014, a threefold increase over last year’s figure. Wearable shipments will grow by 78.4 percent annually, eventually surpassing the 100 million mark for worldwide shipments in 2018 alone. IDC also notes that wearables … Read more

Designing connected processors for consumer IoT

MIPS, Ensigma and FlowCloud at the heart of wearables, eHealth, home automation and other connected devices I saw an interesting comment from Rick Merritt (EE Times) on LinkedIn the other day. He was noticing how chips designed specifically for wearables are now starting to appear – and that made me realize the reach of our … Read more