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MIPS Creator CI20 dev board gets a design refresh, wireless improvements

The MIPS Creator CI20 is a single-board computer with a 1.2 GHz dual-core MIPS32 processor. Unlike some single-board computers aimed at developers, hackers, and the generally DIY-minded, the board features integrated WiFi and Bluetooth and well as Ethernet, HDMI, and SD card slots and a number of developer-friendly I/O connectors. But there’s always room for improvement, […]

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Imagination introduces free MIPSfpga for university use

Imagination Technologies designs the MIPS processor technology used in some low-power devices such as tablets and set-top-boxes. But MIPS-based processors aren’t nearly as popular as chips based on ARM or x86 designs. An unusual program Imagination is introducing could help change that. The company has announced that it’s offering universities un-obfuscated access to one of its […]

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Imagination unveils PowerVR GT7900 graphics for low-cost game consoles

Imagination Technologies is launching its most powerful graphics processor yet. The PowerVR GT7900 GPU features 512 ALU cores, 16 shader clusters, and when clocked at 800 MHz, the GT7900 run at speeds of up to 800 gigaflops in floating point 32 mode, or 1.6 teraflops in the low-power FP16 mode. Don’t expect to find this chip in […]

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Imagination unveils PowerVR Series 7 graphics tech

Imagination Technologies is introducing its next-gen graphics architecture for phones, tablets, set-top-boxes and other devices including wearables. We probably won’t actually see any products with PowerVR Series 7 graphics until late 2015, but Imagination is unveiling its new designs now so that chip makers can incorporate the technology into future products. Not surprisingly the company […]

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Imagination is giving away its first MIPS-based dev board for free (to some people)

The MIPS Creator CI20 is a small, low-cost single-board computer with an Ingenic JZ4780 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. It’s basically Imagination Technologies’s answer to the Raspberry Pi… but instead of an ARM-based chip, it uses the company’s MIPS-based processor. The goal is to make it easier for software and […]

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Imagination cranks its PowerVR graphics up to Series 6XT

Imaginations Technologies is launching its next-gen PowerVR graphics processing technology for phones, tablets, and other devices. The company’s PowerVR Series 6XE architecture is aimed at entry-level devices, while PowerVR Series6XT should offer higher performance and support for features such as Ultra HD resolution displays. Both versions are low-power graphics cores that support OpenGL ES 3.0 and […]

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Imagination buys MIPS, brings CPU and GPU designs under one rooft

Graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies has acquired CPU designers MIPS Technologies for $60 million. The move mean we’ll start to see more MIPS-based tablets, smartphones, and other devices soon… or maybe it won’t. MIPS Technologies designs low power processors that can be used in a range of devices including TVs and cable boxes as well […]