MIPS actively supports, develops and improves the Linux kernel for the MIPS® architecture, in particular MIPS cores, the MIPS32®, microMIPS™ and MIPS64® ISAs and associated ASEs, the Malta™ and SEAD-3™ platforms.
Recent enhancements have included adding support for the Aptiv range of processors, hotplugging and KVM functionality.
- Supports big- and little-endian.
- Supports all cores in the MIPS32 release 2 families including the 4KEc®, 24K®, 34K®, 74K®, 1004K®, 1074K™, M14Kc™ and, Aptiv families and the new Warrior class.
- Supports microMIPS32 ISA on M14Kc and microAptiv UP cores.
- Linux kernels for MIPS FPGA development systems which track upstream long-term stable releases are available via our developer site.
- Linux-based MIPS systems are supported by the free Codescape MIPS SDK Essentials, Mentor Sourcery CodeBench Lite software toolchain and a number of open Linux distributions.
- A number of development boards are readily available.
- Board support packages are available from our ecosystem partners providing support for various MIPS Cores.
MIPS Linux Kernel Distribution
Imagination Technologies contributes directly to the linux-mips repository, and via that to kernel.org. Details of the most up-to-date kernel supporting the MIPS cores are available from MIPS developer pages.