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MIPS Creator CI20 dev board is Imagination’s answer to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation showed that there’s a market for low-cost, low-power computers aimed at developers and tinkerers when it began offering tiny ARM-based computers for $35 or less. Two years later, the folks at Imagination Technologies have decided it’s time to offer a similar device, but this time with a MIPS-based processor. The MIPS […]

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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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Hands-on with Ingenic’s dual-core MIPS processor (video)

Ingenic is showing off a range of Android tablet featuring its new JZ4780 MIPS processor. It’s the company’s first dual core MIPS chip, and the first to feature PowerVR SGX 540 graphics instead of the Vivante graphics found in earlier chips. I got a chance to spend a few minutes playing with the company’s 7 […]

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Ingenic JZ4780 is a dual-core MIPS CPU for Android tablets

Chip designer MIPS and manufacturer Ingenic have introduced a new dual core system-on-a-chip called the Ingenic JZ4780. It’s designed for low power mobile devices, and the companies plan to show off a 10 inch Android 4.1 tablet featuring the new processor at CES. The JZ4780 is a 1.3 GHz dual core MIPS Xburst processor with […]

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MIPS unveils a $100 tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Google’s mobile operating system that’s designed to support phones and tablets — and that means that companies making dirt cheap tablets can finally use the latest Android software. Chip designer MIPS has announced that one of the first is a $100 tablet with a […]