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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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With the new PowerVR Rogue GPUs making appearances in several mobile chips, we’ve designed an infographic which outlines the future of graphics processing on smartphones, tablets, wearables and more. The graphic helps consumers understand how the newer GPUs stack up against their predecessors and what are the unique advantages of PowerVR over competing solutions. We’ve focused on PowerVR Series7, our … Continued

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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 node for contextual awareness that … Continued

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I’m fond of telling the story about why I joined Imagination. It goes along the lines of: despite offers to go work on graphics in much sunnier climes, I took the job working on PowerVR Graphics here in distinctly un-sunny Britain because I was really interested in how Tile-Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) could work in practice. My graphics career to-date … Continued

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Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, is here to tell you more about next-generation security on connected devices using MIPS CPUs. Imperas has recently joined the Security Working Group set up by the prpl Foundation and is working with Imagination and other prpl members on some exciting projects regarding security. One of the hottest topics in embedded systems today … Continued

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