MIPS Aptiv Processor Cores

MIPS Aptiv processors include the microAptiv, interAptiv and proAptiv processor families. Aptiv CPUs processors have been widely licensed and deployed in a wide range of applications, providing compelling and cost-efficient solutions that address many existing CPU IP requirements.

The MIPS Aptiv family received the ‘Best processor IP 2012’ award from the Linley Group and the ‘Top Innovative Product of 2012’ distinction from Embedded Computing Design and was included on the EDN Hot 100 Product list.

Each Aptiv CPU core is based on the same underlying MIPS32 architecture and has particular features focused on delivering peak performance in key applications, while reducing area and power consumption.


The smallest, lowest power MIPS core available for licensing, microAptiv is a highly-efficient, compact, real-time embedded processor core with microMIPS code compression instruction set architecture. Integrates DSP and SIMD functionality to address signal processing requirements for a wide range of microcontroller and entry-level embedded segments including industrial control, smart meters, automotive and wired/wireless communications.

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interAptiv is a 32-bit multiprocessor core leveraging a balanced nine-stage pipeline with multi-threading to deliver leading performance efficiency. Ideal for highly-parallel applications requiring cost and power optimization, such as smart gateways, baseband processing in LTE user equipment and small cells, SSD controllers and automotive equipment.

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proAptiv is a superscalar, deeply out-of-order processor core that achieves a leading CoreMark/MHz score, together with superior silicon efficiency. Available in single and multi-core product versions, and ideal for applications processing in connected consumer electronics and control plane processing in networking applications.

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