MIPS Technologies, Inc., a provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, will showcase an array of MIPS-based products, ranging from smartphones and tablets to mobile infrastructure at Mobile World Congress, being held through Feb. 17, in Barcelona, Spain.
MIPS said that the company will display its products along with its licensees and partners.
"One year ago at Mobile World Congress, MIPS Technologies (News - Alert) announced our intention to enter the processor market for mobile handsets, with our first design win and ecosystem partners. Now, a year later we are showing the first MIPS-Based smartphones and tablets, supported by a rapidly expanding ecosystem for mobile devices,” said Art Swift (News - Alert), vice president of marketing and business development, MIPS Technologies.
Swift also clarified that the MIPS architecture already holds the No. 1 position in wireless infrastructure technologies such as WiFi (News - Alert) routers and residential gateways. He believes that the scalability and efficiency of the MIPS architecture make it an ideal solution across the wireless spectrum.
The MIPS architecture is widely adopted architecture in wireless technologies such as WiFi routers, residential gateways and broadband customer premises equipment (CPE). MIPS is also used in enterprise routers and switches, mobile backhaul and base stations, with a growing presence in femtocells. It is said to offer high performance with scalability to 64-bits, high data throughput, multi-threading technology and power efficiency.
At the Mobile World Congress, MIPS said it will show the first MIPS-Based smartphone, feature phone and tablets that are based on systems-on-chips (SoCs) from MIPS licensees including Actions Semiconductor and Ingenic Semiconductor. It will also showcase Xalyo Systems' XS-AMC-WP3C, a highly integrated and modular Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) based on the WinPath3 Network Processor from PMC-Sierra (News - Alert); the G3-Mini femtocell from Ubiquisys and more.
4M Wireless will demonstrate 3G/4G multimode User Equipment (UE) operation on the MIPS architecture. ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, will also host demonstrations of select NetFront applications for Android including NetFront Life Browser and Graffiti, running on two MIPS-Based mobile devices: a Cruz Tablet and the MIPS-Based smartphone.
Also, WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) technology supplier AMIMON will demonstrate numerous new MIPS-Based WHDI products for mobile and portable applications, technology innovations and future product designs.
SySDSoft Inc., a supplier of Mobile WiMAX and LTE (News - Alert) embedded software solutions for 4G, also will show two MIPS-Based demonstrations.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf