London, UK – 26th June, 2014 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces its MIPS Warrior M-class M51xx IP cores have been selected by ElectroniqueS Magazine, one of France’s leading technology magazines, with a prestigious Electron d’Or award. During a ceremony held in Paris on 18th June, the MIPS M-class core family was named as the best product in the Processors & IP category.
The MIPS M51xx cores are the world’s first microcontroller (MCU) class CPU intellectual property (IP) cores that incorporate hardware virtualization, bringing a new level of flexibility, security and reliability to entry-level applications. The low-power, compact, real-time M-class cores achieve the highest CoreMark/MHz scores for MCU-class processors, and are ideal for industrial control, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, cloud computing, wireless communications, automotive, storage and other applications.
For more than 15 years, ElectroniqueS has organized the Electron d’Or, which is given to products and technologies that have made the largest impact on the industry during the year leading up to the awards. The winner in each category is determined by an independent jury of recognized experts in the electronics industry.
Says Pascal Coutance, editor in chief of ElectroniqueS magazine: “We are delighted to award the Electron d’Or in the Processors & IP category to the new MIPS Warrior M51xx cores, which bring hardware virtualization to microcontroller-class products. With these new IP cores, Imagination is demonstrating innovation and forward thinking, addressing the need for increased security and reliability in next-generation microcontrollers and other entry-level products.”
Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: “The prestigious Electron d’Or 2013 award is an important recognition for our new MIPS M-class family. We’ve already signed multiple licenses for these cores – a clear indication that our new Warrior M-class CPUs are a superior solution for a wide range of IoT and embedded applications. Our customers are recognizing the benefits of hardware virtualization in providing both advanced multi-context security and multiple execution domains. That’s why we’re rolling out virtualization across our entire range of MIPS Warrior CPUs.”
About MIPS processors
Imagination’s family of MIPS CPU IP cores are ideal for products where ultra-low power, compact silicon area and high levels of integration are required. The comprehensive portfolio of MIPS processor IP cores range from the smallest cores for 32-bit MCUs to high-performance 32-bit and 64-bit multi-core solutions. Based on a heritage of continuous innovations over more than three decades, including full support for 64-bit for more than 20 years, Imagination’s MIPS architecture is the industry’s most mature and efficient RISC architecture, delivering the highest performance and lowest power consumption in a given silicon area. Thanks to the clean architecture, small silicon area and advanced power and thermal efficiency of the MIPS architecture, SoC designers have the ideal CPU solution for any application from the highest performance network servers, to the most power-efficient mobile applications processors, down to the smallest deeply embedded microcontrollers for IoT.
The CPU IP cores comprising the MIPS Warrior family come in three performance/feature classes:
· Warrior M-class: entry-level MIPS cores for IoT, embedded and microcontroller applications
· Warrior I-class: mid-range, feature-rich MIPS CPUs
· Warrior P-class: high-performance MIPS processors
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.
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