Join the MIPSfpga Workshop Sponsored by Xilinx and Imagination Technologies

Imagination University Program and Xilinx University Program will host two one-day workshops designed specifically for teachers on May 13th and 14th. It is based on the soon-to-be released “MIPSfpga” core. The workshop will be held at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Southern California, USA. MIPSfpga is a configuration of the MIPS microAptiv family found in many embedded devices.

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The Making of the Wi-FIRE, Digilent’s First MZ chipKIT

In December 2013, Digilent received a cold call from Imagination Technologies. They loved our WiFi-enabled WF32 — but what if it had the latest PIC32 MZ-architecture processor instead of the MX processor that other chipKIT products have? After all, the MZ not only show-cased Imagination’s IP core (the way the processor is put together), but it was the ideal processor to run FlowCloud, their internet of things (IoT) solution. So, they asked, “Would it be possible to have 1000 of the retooled product by March?” It was with this seemingly out-of-the-blue call that the development of the chipKIT Wi-FIRE began!

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