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Over the last few years the digital camera market has come under increasing attack from the smartphone. As each year sees an increase in quality of the standard smartphone camera so the consumers’ need for a compact camera declines. And the pressure is relentless; with the appearance of dual cameras on newer phones, which offer higher quality, and the ability to … Continued

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In this post, we will explore how the heterogeneous design of the MIPS Warrior I-class I6500 CPU processor, delivers significant benefits in terms of performance and low power consumption. High-performance processors typically employ techniques such as deep, multi-issue pipelines, branch prediction and out-of-order processing to maximise performance, but this can have consequences for power efficiency. If some of these tasks … Continued

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VR is one of the major exciting trends of the moment. As is well known, it’s expected to gain huge traction in entertainment and is also set to have a significant impact in other areas such as medical and automotive. Non-dedicated SoCs are great for many purposes but for equipment makers looking to make headway in this exciting new market, a … Continued

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Since joining the Imagination family in 2013 the MIPS ecosystem has been steadily growing. Now developers and hobbyists have more choice of operating systems, with the release of the popular Fedora Linux distribution for MIPS. Fedora is used in three major areas – servers, workstations and cloud. Though Fedora itself is a community-driven project, it also serves as a foundation for … Continued

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At the IoT Evolution 2016 conference in Las Vegas, a group of industry experts gathered to discuss security for the Internet of Things, with a focus on embedded devices. Moderated by Art Swift, President of the prpl Foundation, the group also included: Phil Attfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Sequitur Labs Lubna Dajani, Chief Strategy Officer at Intercede Pim Tuyls, Founder … Continued

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A key requirement for IoT applications is security. IoT opens up networks to a variety of threats as more and more devices are connected to a network and eventually to the cloud. The figure below shows an example of an IoT device for home automation connected to a home network with possible threats to the network security.     At … Continued

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Join us for our upcoming webinar on How to build an IoT irrigation system with MIPS based Creator Ci40 IoT-in-a-box. Building an effective IoT system requires a lot more than just trying to find the lowest cost piece of hardware. Having a system that is able to scale, behaves well with other systems (interoperates) and helps you maintain a good … Continued

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There is an ever-increasing demand for more functionality and complexity to be added to wireless access points. To address these requirements, systems designers must rely on hardware implemented features like dedicated programmable classification, hardware-based queuing and QoS with inter-layer optimization; these provide superior performance versus software-based implementations and also provide tight latency bounds in serving low power clients. In this … Continued

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In my blog post about single buffered strip rendering I talked about reducing latency by shortening the graphic pipeline length. In the second post I described one way of speeding up the barrel distortion render by moving the distortion transformation out of the fragment shader. Both methods increase the throughput and therefore help in reducing the latency for the VR … Continued

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Policy frameworks usually can vary broadly from one system vendor to the next, from a no-rules approach to performing deep packet inspection-based classification. However, all policies need to be based on Mobility policies per user ID Applications like SIP, H.323, Skype, MSN Messenger AP and station location Port’s subnet SSID of the wireless network It is also essential that the … Continued

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The data bandwidth requirements of Wi-Fi devices have been increasing tenfold every five years while the number of Wi-Fi devices inside the home is doubling every year. This means the data processing requirement of wireless access points is growing at a compounded rate. With the advent of devices with 802.11ac connectivity, the trend is expected to continue at a much … Continued

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