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

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Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 Based in part on slides from Hennessy & Patterson AQA - 4 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 on slides from Hennessy & Patterson AQA - 4 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 on slides from Hennessy & Patterson AQA - 4 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 on slides from Hennessy & Patterson AQA - 4 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 on slides from Hennessy & Patterson AQA - 4 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 MIPS achieves 97% market share in the cable modem market 2006 MIPS32® 4KEc® core powers high-speed 802.11n WLAN chipset
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