EE466_L11 MIPS - MIPS Where did it get its name?...

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Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 Based in part th Edition MIPS Where did it get its name? – “Microcomputer without Interlocking Pipeline Stages” – also a pun on “Millions of Instructions Per Second” MIPS Timeline (information from the MIPS web site) 1981 – John Hennessy initiates the MIPS RISC architecture project at Stanford 1984 – MIPS Computer Systems founded by Hennessy First product was the R2000 1991 – the R4000™, the first 64-bit microprocessor, was named “Microprocessor of the Year” by Microprocessor Report 1992 – Silicon Graphics acquires MIPS Computer Systems – incorporates MIPS Technologies, Inc as a wholly owned subsidiary
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Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 Based in part th Edition MIPS MIPS Timeline (cont.) 1995 – R4700 named Microprocessor of the Year 1997 – MIPS licensees ship 48 million processors 1998 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. makes an IPO 2000 Sony Computer Entertainment and Toshiba America receive Microprocessor Report’s “Best Embedded Processor” award for their MIPS-based 128-bit Emotion Engine design for the Sony PlayStation 2 Phillips Semiconductors announces that it will use MIPS64 and MIPS32 architectures in the Nexperia platform for digital video and set-top box applications
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Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 Based in part th Edition MIPS MIPS Timeline (cont.) 2001 MIPS32 4KE™ family is introduced and LSI Logic is among the first licensees of the MIPS32 4KEc™ core Gemplus and MIPS Technologies introduce the ultralow power high performance SmartMips architecture and the MIPS32 4KSc smart card core – Phillips Semiconductors is an early licensee The MIPS64 5Kf core, the industry’s first synthesizable 64-bit core with an integrated floating point unit is introduced; LSI Logic, TI, Atmel, and Broadcom are early licensees 2002 Broadcom’s MIPS64®-based BCM1250 is named Microprocessor Report’s Analysts’ Best High-Performance Embedded Processor
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Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 Based in part th Edition MIPS MIPS Timeline (cont.) 2002 (cont.) The small, high performance, low power MIPS32 M4K core, designed for SOC’s with multiple CPU cores is introduced SOC-It™ - a system level solution optimized for MIPS® cores accelerates system-level design 2004 MIPS becomes the #1 architecture in the IDTV and DVD recorder markets Highest Java performance in the SOC industry is avhieved on the MIPS32 24Kc™ core The MIPS32® 24K™ family is introduced and attains the fastest rate of early licensing in the company’s history
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Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 Based in part th Edition MIPS MIPS Timeline (cont.) 2005 The MIPS32® 24KE™ core family with DSP enhancements is introduced Infineon chooses the MIPS architecture for VoIP applications
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2009 for the course EE 466 taught by Professor Conry during the Spring '09 term at Clarkson University .

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EE466_L11 MIPS - MIPS Where did it get its name?...

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