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Altair Semiconductor recently revealed more details about two new 4G LTE chips during the 2015 Imagination Summit in Santa Clara. The FourGee-1150 (Cat 0) and FourGee-1160 (Cat 1) SoCs each combine several MIPS M5150 MCUs on a single chip, creating a compelling offering for many IoT applications such as security alarms, electricity meters, wearables and many others. Altair FourGee-1150 is

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FlowCloud is our application-agnostic IoT framework designed to connect devices and users to the cloud. FlowCloud includes a developer-friendly SDK, free access to multiple IoT services, and starter apps for mobile and embedded devices. Recently, the FlowCloud SDK received a major update designed to add new features and squash some of the bugs found in previous releases. Here is what’s

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A few months ago at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Imagination announced that the latest version of the Cocos2d-x game engine has been optimized by Chukong Technologies for the Creator Ci20 microcomputer. Cocos2d-x is an extremely popular open source game engine that supports multiple operating systems, including Android; seven out of the ten top grossing games in China are

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Networking specialist Cavium has announced the release of two new OCTEON III 64-bit multicore families based on the MIPS64 architecture. The press release from Cavium mentions multiple quad-core CN72XX and 16-core CN73XX parts targeting mid-range applications (networking, security, storage devices, wireless and integrated routers, etc.) that require superior compute and packet performance. Specifications include: Best in class compute performance in

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If you look at the semiconductor landscape today, the number of companies that have the ability to design advanced SoCs is shrinking rapidly. Industry consolidation/verticalization and rising manufacturing costs are creating an environment where true differentiation is difficult to achieve using generic solutions. In addition, integrating high performance CPUs, GPUs, coherent fabrics and other hardware blocks requires deep expertise, increasing

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Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, joins us to talk about OS bring up on MIPS using virtual platforms. We met Imperas recently at the 2015 Imagination Summit in Santa Clara where the company was demonstrating the latest version of QuantumLeap, a parallel simulation performance accelerator. Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems,

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Andy Jolley is senior staff application consultant – worldwide product line lead, FPGA-based prototyping at Synopsys. Andy has been working with FPGA technologies for over 25 years and has been recently supporting customers with their complex CPU SoC and GPU IP prototyping needs on the Synopsys HAPS platforms while also providing support for worldwide engagements to deploy the same SoC

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Our EVP of Marketing Tony King-Smith wrote earlier this month about the 2015 Imagination Summit USA taking place in Santa Clara, California. I was among the lucky ones to attend the event; in this article, I will report what I saw and heard from the keynote speakers. Imagination and the rise of IP platforms The first presentation came from Imagination

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There is revolution driving the world of semiconductors right now. From wearables to smart cars and homes, it seems connectivity is replacing orange as the new black of worldwide innovation. However, when connecting billions of users to the internet and to each other, companies must ensure that devices implement future-proof security. The easiest way to address this is by relying

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SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) is a class of instructions introduced in modern CPU designs to boost parallel processing performance by allowing efficient handling of vector operations. MSA (MIPS SIMD Architecture) offers developers access to a flexible and powerful 128-bit SIMD engine that delivers superior acceleration for multimedia and other compute-intensive applications. New application processors using MSA instructions can deliver

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Introducing the first version of our Creator Ci20 microcomputer during a dedicated event in London was a historic moment for Imagination – and a lot of fun for me! For the first time in the history of mobile and embedded computing, two of our most recognized brands (MIPS and PowerVR) came together in an accessible, high-performance development board. In an

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