Tag: MIPS processors


Last year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the MIPS CPU architecture, recognising its strong legacy since its introduction in 1986. In this post, however, we are celebrating the fact that it’s now over a decade since the introduction of one of the specific features inside MIPS – something that sets it apart from the competition – hardware multi-threading. Multi-threading … Continued

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At Imagination, making the best use of the hardware resources available is a guiding principle of our design thinking. Our graphics processors are famous for their tile-based deferred rendering architecture, which ensures that they don’t waste time rendering pixels that don’t appear on screen. In a similar vein, ensuring the optimal use of hardware was one of the reasons why … Continued

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This post is by Ievgen Korotkyi, associate professor at the department of Design of Electronic Digital Equipment (DEDEC), Faculty of Electronics at the Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine. Ievgen is an IoT developer/consultant at IT company Infopulse. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is the founder and coordinator of the “Lampa” Open Hardware Laboratory, part of the … Continued

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You may remember our news from last year about the partnership between Celeno, Imagination and Quanta to provide the first WebRTC-enabled, VP8 and H.264 camera solution. What you may not know is that our MIPS CPUs are used in a range of dashcam cameras and 360-degree cameras, where every direction is filmed at once. A recent example is the Ingenic T10 processor. … Continued

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While IoT is continually hyped there is still much uncertainty around it for many companies. Either way, businesses, big and small are eager to grab a piece of this growing market. What will the applications look like and to what degree will they be accepted, whether in the home or within industry? That’s why it’s vital that there are good, … 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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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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