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We’re currently experiencing a once-in-a-decade revolution in the world of digital entertainment. The rising popularity of video streaming services among consumers is creating whole new business models for companies involved in this fast-growing market. The good news is that standards bodies have been working diligently to prepare the industry for the shift to high-resolution video streaming; there are multiple groups … Continued

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There’s a new MIPS-based board that has started shipping from the electronics bazaar at Seed Studio: it is called LinkIt Smart 7688 and comes equipped with a MIPS-based Mediatek MT7688 chip. This Linux-based system supports 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and is one of the industry’s lowest power consumption SoC of its kind, sporting a MIPS CPU clocked at 580MHz. In addition, … Continued

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As the global economy continues to nervously watch the slowing pace of China’s growth, its neighbor India recently launched a significant campaign to boost technology growth and entrepreneurship in the country. Start-up India, an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is aimed at promoting innovation by fostering its start-up ecosystem. According to NASSCOM, one of India’s leading trade organizations, … Continued

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Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, joins us to talk about software bring up on MIPS using virtual platforms.  Software verification is center-stage today, driving virtual platforms adoption as a mainstream methodology for embedded software development, debug and test. If you haven’t used virtual platforms (software simulation) yet, you may be wondering: How much software can a virtual platform … Continued

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To further promote our PowerVR Graphics SDK v4.0 launch, we’ve assembled a collection of videos to help new and existing PowerVR developers familiarize themselves with our tools and utilities. PowerVR SDK The video provides an overview of the PowerVR SDK. The SDK includes a cross-platform OS and API abstraction layer, a library of helper tools for maths and resource loading, … Continued

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This is the first in a short series of posts about our recent collaboration with Chukong Technologies on the Cocos2d-x game engine. In my first article I will offer you a short overview of our analysis and optimization process for Cocos2d-x based graphics demo called Fantasy Warrior 3D. What is Cocos2d-x? Cocos2d-x is a suite of open-source, cross-platform game development … Continued

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A decade before IBM launched the world’s first smartphone, a team of Stanford University researchers and Silicon Valley veterans came together to design a microprocessor architecture that would forever change the landscape of computing. The year was 1986 and the newly-formed company was MIPS Computer Systems Inc. – a small start-up led by current-day Stanford University president John L. Hennessy. … Continued

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The International CES has quickly become the home of the smart home. A quick stroll through the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center will reveal dozens of companies – big and small – looking to introduce connected solutions for consumer or industrial IoT applications. Many of these devices integrate energy-efficient MIPS CPUs, whether they’re affordable Wi-Fi chips for smart … Continued

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Graphics on mobile devices have seen an incredible evolution in the last decade. Imagination revolutionized the handheld industry in 2001 by launching a family of PowerVR GPUs designed for the very first wave of smartphones. Since then, we’ve set the standard for ultimate performance and energy efficiency with every release of the PowerVR graphics architecture. About two years ago, a … Continued

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About a month before CES 2015 I wrote an in-depth blog article about our PowerVR Series7XT GPUs, presenting the industry-leading performance efficiency gains made since Series6XT and giving an overview of their desktop-class features. Today I’m very excited to announce GT7200 Plus and GT7400 Plus, two new GPUs that represent the next evolution of our Rogue architecture. These new graphics … Continued

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At the IoT Design Conference and Exhibition in London last month, a number of high-profile speakers touched upon the potential of the IoT market, and some of its most promising verticals in terms of explosive growth. Bryce Johnstone, senior marketing manager at Imagination, said in his presentation that the number one vertical for IoT/M2M services is automotive but that agriculture, … Continued

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Providing our readers with the latest news and updates from Imagination Technologies and our partner ecosystem has been our mission for the last four years. The list below includes some of the most exciting features published recently, accompanied by a summary that provides additional context or further updates for each item. Without further ado, here are the top 10 articles … Continued

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