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Some industry analysts and journalists are approaching 360 video with skepticism, fearing another 3D TV moment. Here are seven reasons why we think 360 video is here to stay: 1.      (User generated) content is king Adoption of new video technologies is often driven by user generated content.  Only Panasonic and Fuji made any real attempt to create cameras to easily

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In this blog series we’re going to explain how to create cross-platform, cross-API graphics applications using the PowerVR Framework – all from one set of source code files! The series will be split into the following parts: PowerVR Framework: Getting started with the PVRApi Vulkan and OpenGL ES abstraction PowerVR Framework: Writing portable Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1 apps with

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Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems, and is almost always supported for high-end SoCs developed by the semiconductor vendors. Most vendors use the open source Linux distribution, then build a custom distribution representing the device tree supported for the specific SoC, and including the necessary drivers for the peripherals on the SoC, as

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I asked my colleagues based in our offices in China to tell me about their favorite MIPS-based devices. From wearables to connected speakers and robots, these are five of the gadgets they recommended, presented in no particular order. CoWatch smartwatch CoWatch is the world’s first smartwatch to integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition services for the smart home. The device features a

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When selecting processor IP for connectivity or communication standards, most people compare fixed-function blocks vs. programmable (or software defined radio [SDR]) solutions in terms of three parameters: Die size Power Flexibility While the SDR-based approach provides better flexibility by virtue of its programmability, the challenge is that SDR processors have generally been known to be power hungry and less area

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UPDATE: ELVEES’ new ELISE SoC targeting ADAS, smart devices, IoT, augmented reality and other computer vision applications has been announced in a press release earlier this week. You can read more about the partnership between Imagination and ELVEES on our website. If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have read several articles recently about

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In an article I’ve published last year, I described how our new MIPS M-class Warrior CPUs have been designed for the security-driven requirements of next-generation connected processors. One of the unique features of MIPS microcontroller-class processors is the ability to support full hardware virtualization and multiple trusted execution environments (TEEs). For example, our latest M5150 MCU can support up to

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There are many phrases and concepts that have entered our subconscious via pop culture. One of my all-time favorites has to be the idea of knowns and unknowns commonly used inside NASA to outline the degree of uncertainty in safety-critical missions. Known unknowns result from phenomena which are recognized, but poorly understood. On the other hand, unknown unknowns are phenomena

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Cascoda is a fabless semiconductor company based in Southampton, UK. The company was founded by Bruno Johnson (CEO) and Wolfgang Bruchner (CTO) in 2007. We’ve invited Bruno to offer you an introduction to the company, its 6LoWPAN technology and the relationship between Cascoda and Imagination. Long before founding Cascoda, we had been working with communications technology for our entire careers.

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