Imagination Blog

Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, joins us to talk about OS bring up on MIPS using virtual platforms. We met Imperas recently at the 2015 Imagination Summit in Santa Clara where the company was demonstrating the latest version of QuantumLeap, a parallel simulation performance accelerator. Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems, … Continued

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Andy Jolley is senior staff application consultant – worldwide product line lead, FPGA-based prototyping at Synopsys. Andy has been working with FPGA technologies for over 25 years and has been recently supporting customers with their complex CPU SoC and GPU IP prototyping needs on the Synopsys HAPS platforms while also providing support for worldwide engagements to deploy the same SoC … Continued

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Our EVP of Marketing Tony King-Smith wrote earlier this month about the 2015 Imagination Summit USA taking place in Santa Clara, California. I was among the lucky ones to attend the event; in this article, I will report what I saw and heard from the keynote speakers. Imagination and the rise of IP platforms The first presentation came from Imagination … Continued

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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 platform level and it is … Continued

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There is revolution driving the world of semiconductors right now. From wearables to smart cars and homes, it seems connectivity is replacing orange as the new black of worldwide innovation. However, when connecting billions of users to the internet and to each other, companies must ensure that devices implement future-proof security. The easiest way to address this is by relying … Continued

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SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) is a class of instructions introduced in modern CPU designs to boost parallel processing performance by allowing efficient handling of vector operations. MSA (MIPS SIMD Architecture) offers developers access to a flexible and powerful 128-bit SIMD engine that delivers superior acceleration for multimedia and other compute-intensive applications. New application processors using MSA instructions can deliver … Continued

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Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn was at the Internet of Things World conference yesterday in San Francisco to introduce a new family of low-power chips designed for the next generation of IoT devices. One of the new chips presented on stage is called ARTIK 1 and features a MIPS32-based, dual-core application processor, flash storage, a crypto engine and Bluetooth Smart … Continued

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Introducing the first version of our Creator Ci20 microcomputer during a dedicated event in London was a historic moment for Imagination – and a lot of fun for me! For the first time in the history of mobile and embedded computing, two of our most recognized brands (MIPS and PowerVR) came together in an accessible, high-performance development board. In an … Continued

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If you recently found yourself driving alongside Route 101 in Santa Clara, USA, you’d have noticed a billboard on the side of the road proudly declaring MIPS is back. With attitude. What’s going on? Why so bold a statement, at the heart of the US tech industry? MIPS momentum In an interview published by Ars Technica, Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie … Continued

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Walking the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, you’d think that everything is (and should be) about smartphones, tablets or wearables. However, this year marked a change for MWC – and several other big trade shows: many exhibitors were there to talk about providing solutions for fast growing markets beyond mobile; some of the more interesting announcements came from … Continued

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Digital baseband integration has been a growing trend in wireless applications as it offers tangible benefits for system architects looking to reduce cost, form factor and power consumption. Until now, our Ensigma Explorer RPUs (radio processors) have been leading the charge in high performance baseband integration. We’ve seen several strategic design wins in the last year that are a testament … Continued

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