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How MIPS virtualization for gateways brings business benefits to operators. The “Internet of Things” promises to make everyone’s lives simpler and easier. However, the abundance of IoT devices now being introduced to our homes is already beginning to become unmanageable. IoT devices are often accompanied by an IoT hub – essentially a small gateway, whose sole purpose is to act … Continued

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The Internet of Things remains one of the hot topics of the day as it starts to come good on its promise to transform businesses and homes, with more and more devices gaining connectivity. Earlier this year, Gartner estimated that this year up to 8.4 billion ‘things’ will be connected with total spending reaching almost $2 trillion in 2017. By … Continued

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Last night, at the IndustryWeek M&T Expo in Cleveland Ohio, Imagination’s Creator Ci40 development board was announced as the winner of the 2017 NED Innovation Award. The award, which celebrates the most disruptive innovations in industrial technology, is picked from a shortlist compiled annually by the NED team, who are looking for products that deliver new capabilities and new levels of efficiency … Continued

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This week at the Embedded Vision Summit in California we are showcasing our latest Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) object recognition demo. Since launching the original demo at last year’s EVS, the demo has been expanded to include multiple network models and is now implemented using Imagination’s own graph compilation library – IMG DNN. What are CNNs? Before continuing, a quick … Continued

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First unveiled by John Hennessy at Standford in the 1980s, last year the MIPS CPU architecture celebrated 30 years since its first introduction. ‘Clean’ and ‘elegant’ are words that are often used to describe the Reduced Instruction Set architecture of the MIPS processor and this makes it a great starting place for anyone that wants to make a start learning … Continued

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The Imagination PowerVR team are busily preparing for the Embedded Vision Summit 2017 (EVS), taking place from 1-3 May in Santa Clara. EVS is a great industry event for all those involved with vision and surrounding technologies. From the IP creators like Imagination, through the semiconductor companies, algorithm developers and equipment OEMs; everyone who has an interest in computer vision is likely to … Continued

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360° VR panorama videos have been trending on YouTube since the viewing feature was introduced in 2015. Even without a VR headset they offer a uniquely immersive experience. What I’m referring to are mostly live action movies shot with a growing list of 360° video capable cameras. These panoramas are actually two 360×180 equirectangular 2D images stitched together and projected … Continued

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In early March 2017, Imagination held its annual Tech Summit, at which we presented a day of discussions with our execs and partners, as well as in-depth presentations. A wide range of subjects was covered, from AR and VR through to heterogeneous compute and IoT security. Of course, we also talked about the latest developments in our PowerVR GPU IP, … Continued

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Although you may not realise it, there’s a good chance that your Wi-Fi router, digital camera and TV have something in common. There’s a high possibility that the software running on them is a heavily customised version of Linux designed for embedded systems. Running a customised version of Linux is ideal if you want to use the OS for a … Continued

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Imagination Technologies is a company with a vision to help create great, innovative products that will change the world. We are always thinking ahead to see how we can best deliver that future – a future that’s bright, bold and empowering. At the core of this vision are our employees who are key in bringing this future to fruition and … Continued

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On Wednesday 23rd March we will hold a webinar entitled ‘Micro-virtualize or die! Securing connected MCUs with OmniShield’. There are some that might baulk at the use of this rather hyperbolic title but we think it’s actually quite reasonable. After all, as the internet of things starts to coalesce from theory into reality and the world gets more connected every … Continued

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