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MIPS Introduces New Aptiv Generation of Cores

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MIPS has refreshed its entire MIPS32 core product portfolio and released three new processor families.

The new proAptiv cores succeed 1074K multi-core and 74K single-core processors on the high-end; the interAptiv series follows MIPS' 24k, 34K and 1004K single- and multicore chips in the mid-range. The new entry-level chip is the microAptiv, which replaces the M14K core.

According to the manufacturer, all new cores deliver the highest performance of all licensable IP cores in their segments with performance that are up to 75 percent above their directly preceding chips. On the high-end, the proAptiv is available in up to six-core configurations.

MIPS hopes that its new cores can extend the company's reach beyond home entertainment and networking and drive it into mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, baseband processors as well as applications such as embedded controllers for touch screens, SIM and GPS.

MIPS said that the proAptiv and interAptiv series will be available beginning in mid-2012. The microAptiv family is available now.

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    hardcore_gamer , May 11, 2012 11:30 AM
    MIPS proAptiv has the performance similar to an ARM Cortex A15 at nearly half the die size!!! Very interesting.
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    murzar , May 11, 2012 12:38 PM
    Pretty sure that it can't play Crisis.
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    alidan , May 11, 2012 12:53 PM
    hardcore_gamerMIPS proAptiv has the performance similar to an ARM Cortex A15 at nearly half the die size!!! Very interesting.


    true, its good, but its also never going to over take arm.
    they have damn near 100% marketshare in to many areas, to go into phones, they would need a company to make their own os, say screw arm and them, betting their entire buisness on it, in a field where arm owns, and intel is just trying to scratch into.

    this will not happen.
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    tofu2go , May 11, 2012 2:22 PM
    alidantrue, its good, but its also never going to over take arm.they have damn near 100% marketshare in to many areas, to go into phones, they would need a company to make their own os, say screw arm and them, betting their entire buisness on it, in a field where arm owns, and intel is just trying to scratch into. this will not happen.



    Not true. Think Intel's Medfield and Android. Android apps are Java-based, so it's easy for them to run on non-Arm platforms. MIPS just needs to develop the portions of Android that are architecture specific. Consumers don't care what chips run in their phones. They just want something fast, cheap, and low power. If MIPS competes on these, device manufacturers will adopt their chips.
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    ojas , May 11, 2012 3:57 PM
    Hmmm...Intel vs ARM vs MIPS and hopefully AMD as well. Who'll win, who'll win?

    Consumers! :) 
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    blazorthon , May 11, 2012 6:11 PM
    ojasHmmm...Intel vs ARM vs MIPS and hopefully AMD as well. Who'll win, who'll win?Consumers!


    Who needs a winner? With four competitors in one market, each constantly beating the others and then being beaten soon after, there could be some fierce competition.
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    ojas , May 11, 2012 7:01 PM
    blazorthonWho needs a winner?....there could be some fierce competition.

    ojasConsumers!


    :) 
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    alidan , May 12, 2012 5:09 AM
    tofu2goNot true. Think Intel's Medfield and Android. Android apps are Java-based, so it's easy for them to run on non-Arm platforms. MIPS just needs to develop the portions of Android that are architecture specific. Consumers don't care what chips run in their phones. They just want something fast, cheap, and low power. If MIPS competes on these, device manufacturers will adopt their chips.


    you have to keep in mind the if it works.
    you wont get a full phone line with every phone to switch over, you will get one, and if its not liked, they will scrap it.

    intel, they have the money and backing to force their way in whether you want them or not, this... not so much.