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MIPS Processors


Imagination offers the industry's broadest array of low power, high-performance embedded MIPS-based microprocessor cores that power hundreds of millions of products around the globe. Imagination develops processor cores targeted for every unique design need, from entry-level to some of the industry’s highest performing cores. Imagination targets high-growth markets that are paving the way for next-generation embedded designs, including digital consumer and a growing presence in mobile applications, broadband access and networking, and state-of-the-art communications.

In June of 2013, Imagination previewed it's new Series5 Warrior generation of MIPS-based processor cores. The Warrior generation will include new core IP comprised of new processor families covering entry level, mid range, and high end processor core solutions covering a wide variety of application requirements. Key technologies such as SIMD, virtualization, multi-threading, 64-bit CPUs and enhanced 32-bit addressing will be made available at various product points within the Warrior series. Each family delivers top Coremark performance in its class, and achieves that performance very efficiently in silicon and power.

Series5 Warrior Processor Cores

M-Class M51xx CPU

The MIPS M51xx Warrior M-class IP cores are the first microcontroller–class CPUs with hardware virtualization, bringing a new level of security and reliability to a wide range of entry-level embedded applications.

The M51xx cores achieve the highest CoreMark/MHz score among MCU-class cores.

The M51xx cores are based on the same 5-stage pipeline architecture and leverage the high performance, comprehensive DSP/SIMD features of the previous generation MIPS microAptiv family of cores, along with the microMIPS Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), which provides up to 30% code size reduction over 32-bit only code.

An optional IEEE 754 Floating Point Unit provides high-performance support of both single and double precision instructions.
The M51xx cores are ideal for industrial control, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, cloud computing, wireless communications, automotive, storage and other applications.
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P5600 CPU

The first of the new Series5 Warrior generation of processor cores, the P5600 core is a superscalar, deeply out-of-order MIPS32® Release 5 processor core that includes 128-bit SIMD, hardware virtualization, 40-bit extended physical addressing, and significantly improved performance on system-oriented software workloads. The P5600 CPU IP core offers leading silicon power and area efficiency and builds on the strengths of the proAptiv CPU, which achieved the highest CoreMark/MHz score reported for any licensable IP core. Available in single and multi-core product versions, this core is ideal for applications processing in mobile, connected consumer electronics and networking applications.
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Aptiv™ Processor Cores

microAptiv™

A highly-efficient, compact, real-time embedded MIPS32® Release 3 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™

A MIPS32® Release 3 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™

A superscalar, deeply out-of-order MIPS32® Release 3 processor core that achieves the highest CoreMark/MHz score reported for any licensable IP core, together with leading 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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Classic Core Families

MIPS offers the industry's broadest array of low power, high-performance embedded microprocessor cores that power hundreds of millions of products around the globe. The company develops processor cores targeted for every unique design need, from entry-level to some of the industry’s highest performing cores. MIPS targets high-growth markets that are paving the way for next-generation embedded designs, including digital consumer and a growing presence in mobile applications, broadband access and networking, and state-of-the-art communications.

MIPS32 1074K
MIPS32 1004K
MIPS32 74K
MIPS32 34K
MIPS32 24K
MIPS32 M4K/4K
MIPS32 M14K


Hard IP Cores

Built using the latest design methodologies, standard cell libraries and memories, Imagination Technologies hard IP cores represent state-of-the-art hard IP. The small area of the hard core realises significant cost savings for users and stands out from cores in the equivalent performance class. Coupled with a robust development environment these hard cores dramatically reduce SoC implementation time.

M4K Hard IP Cores
4Kc Hard IP Core
4KEc Hard IP Cores
24KEc Hard IP Cores



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