Tag: multicore


In a previous article I described the basic concepts of computer virtualization and how the MIPS architecture efficiently implements hardware virtualization. This article will focus on multithreading in an attempt to define what it is, and why it’s useful. A thread is a sequence of instructions. Multithreading refers to the ability of a given processor (e.g. CPU, GPU, etc.) to

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When we first introduced the breakthrough MIPS Warrior family, we promised to deliver a disruptive and comprehensive roadmap of 32 and 64-bit CPUs that incorporate new, innovative architectural features and provide best-in-class performance and efficiency for a wide range of applications. The first CPU we launched was MIPS P5600, a high-end 32-bit processor targeting ultimate performance in apps processors for

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Paul Evans, senior business development manager for Imagination, recently gave an exciting keynote at the Imagination Summit in Asia titled ‘MIPS CPU Processor Solutions: A Roadmap to High Performance and Low Power’. During this exciting and well-attended presentation, he talked about the latest developments within our MIPS Aptiv generation of CPU IP and introduced MIPS Series5 ‘Warrior’ – a forthcoming

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Cavium has been a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products for networking, communications and cloud infrastructure for years, but things are about to get even more interesting thanks to the recent launch of OCTEON III, a new family of processors that is poised to make an impact in the enterprise systems market. Its brand new members of the ultra-high

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A unified architecture means that the ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units – the bits of the hardware that do all the number crunching as part of shader or compute program processing) are generic and not dedicated to specific processing tasks. This type of ‘universal (or unified) shading’ approach is unanimously recognised as the most efficient. Unified shaders execute tasks efficiently, irrespective

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Earlier this month, Lantiq introduced the new XWAY™ VRX300™ chipset that incorporates a multi-threaded MIPS CPU. The XWAY VRX300 joins the existing MIPS-based members of Lantiq’s AnyWAN™ system architecture to offer an integrated, high performance VDSL chipset family delivering data rates of up to 200 Mbps for gateway designs. The XWAY VRX300, an ultra-fast VDSL2 chipset from Lantiq The new

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At the recent 2013 International CES, Broadcom and Samsung announced the world’s first Android 4.0 set top box with Google Mobile Services (GMS). This first-of-its-kind device is based on—you guessed it, MIPS! While dozens of Android set-top boxes already exist in the market, Samsung’s SMT-E5015 Smart TV box is the first to pass the stringent Android compatibility and GMS test

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Imagination Technologies is working with our partner and licensee Microchip Technology, a leading microcontroller company, to further promote the use of the MIPS® architecture to universities in Russia and Ukraine. Microchip’s PIC32 microcontroller uses the MIPS32® M4K™ core, and development boards based on the PIC32 are ideal vehicles through which students can learn about microcontroller-based system design as well as

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