Imagination touts IoT and wearable solutions at EE Live

April 6, 2014. Imagination Technologies chose EE Live to highlight its product offerings for Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications. The provider of IP for multimedia, communications, and 3-D graphics applications, presented a variety of offerings related to MIPS, which it recently acquired.

Highlighted products included

  • MIPS Warrior highly scalable family of CPUs including the new MIPS M-class M51xx cores, which have features that make them suitable for IoT and wearables, including DSP engine, small code size, hardware virtualization support and ultra-secure processing;
  • PowerVR GPUs for mobile and embedded graphics, including the new PowerVR Rogue 6XE G6050, one of the industry’s smallest OpenGL ES 3.0-compliant GPUs delivering high fillrate and exceptional efficiency—perfect for a range of high-end IoT devices;
  • Ensigma Series4 Explorer radio communications processors (RPUs), which integrate global connectivity and broadcast communications capabilities into SoCs, including solutions for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE (low Energy);
  • FlowCloud application-independent technology platform for emerging IoT and cloud-connected devices, enabling rapid construction and management of device-to-device and device-to-cloud applications;
  • PowerVR Series5 video processors (VPUs), which are multistandard and multistream video decoders and encoders offering solutions for video intensive IoT applications such as security cameras or wearable devices such as smart glasses;
  • PowerVR Raptor imaging processor cores, which are scalable and highly-configurable solutions that join other PowerVR multimedia cores to form a complete, integrated vision platform that saves power and bandwidth for today’s camera applications and other smart sensors;
  • Caskeid, which is a patented technology that delivers accurate synchronized wireless multiroom-connected audio streaming for audiophile-quality stereo playback with less than 25-µs synchronization accuracy; and
  • Codescape, which is a debug solution that supports the full range of MIPS CPUs, offers Linux and RTOS awareness features, and provides heterogeneous debug of SoCs using one or more MIPS and Ensigma processors.

The company also featured these IoT and wearable-related products and technologies:

  • The new MIPS-based IoT development platform “Newton” from Ingenic Semiconductor, which integrates CPU, flash, LPDDR, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, PMU and various sensors on a single board around the size of an SD card
  • Development boards for MIPS including those for Microchip Technology’s 32-bit PIC32MZ MCUs and a new a complete low-cost MIPS-based Android and Linux platform for system developers
  • Comprehensive development tools for all MIPS CPUs, including the latest GNU tools for Linux and bare-metal embedded systems from Mentor Graphics’ Sourcery CodeBench, and Imperas’ high-speed instruction-accurate OVP models and QuantumLeap parallel simulation acceleration technology
  • Smartwatches that are shipping today based on the MIPS architecture, including the SpeedUp Smartwatch as well as those from Tomoon, HiWatch, SmartQ, Geak, and others
  • Toumaz solutions for the SensiumVitals System, an ultra-low power wireless patch remotely managed via Imagination’s FlowCloud technology
  • FlowTalk and FlowAudio – Imagination’s solutions for connected audio and cross-platform V.VoIP/VoLTE, leveraging the FlowCloud

In a press release issued before the show, Kevin Kitagawa, director of strategic marketing at Imagination, said, “Imagination has all of the IP needed to create complete, class-leading IoT and wearable solutions, and our technologies are already powering numerous SoCs designed for these applications. Through industry initiatives such as the AllSeen Alliance, and key partners including Google, Ineda, Ingenic, Microchip Technology and others, we are building the ecosystems and technologies needed for a new generation of IoT and wearable SoCs.”

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