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Following successful events at Dolby and the 5G Innovation Lab at the University of Surrey, the third meeting of the DTG Emerging Technologies group was hosted by Imagination on 14th November 2013.  For those unable to attend, here’s a brief summary on what was discussed. The Emerging Technologies group is an initiative established by the Digital TV Group, bringing together … Continued

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Mentor Graphics, Imagination and Pure have worked together to deliver an advanced graphical UI for the Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder. Philip Burr, director of UI product marketing at Mentor Graphics, is here to tell you more about the collaboration between Mentor, Imagination and Pure as well as the wide range of solutions from Mentor Embedded … Continued

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The brand new Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder is a high-performance digital TV recorder (PVR) with a rich and intuitive user interface running on a computing platform that integrates Imagination’s PowerVR graphics technologies. Pure is a division of Imagination and the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems. Pure’s line-up of digital radios … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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After focusing on everyone’s favourite smartphones, tablets and other mobile-related launches for 2012, it’s time we took a glance at the connected home, the Internet of Things and emerging markets. As before, we’ve taken a focused approach, where we chose a small selection of relevant products and solutions that really made a splash in the last year. Expect an even … Continued

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Originally created in the early 1980s, the MIPS instruction set architecture is one of the earliest RISC architectures, and is one of the few CPU architectures in wide usage today. To maintain that heritage of usability and appropriateness for modern market segments, the architecture has continued to evolve over time. In the time since I assumed the position as the … Continued

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Simon Forrest is Imagination’s Senior Marketing Manager for the Connected Home. We’ve asked him to give you a brief highlight of the 2012 editions of IFA and IBC, two events which act as the barometer for how the Connected Home and Digital TV segments are developing. IFA and IBC have shown the industry is evolving Both shows retained a healthy … Continued

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When Google launched Android, it had a very apparent goal of portability. Starting with the underlying Linux kernel, all layers of Android are designed and implemented to be portable. Android runs on all three major processor architectures – MIPS, Intel and ARM. It also supports a variety of memory configurations, flash storage and graphics processors. When it comes to applications, … Continued

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