Brazil’s Unitec licenses MIPS CPU from Imagination Technologies for chip targeting smart cities

Imagination Technologies announces that Brazil’s Unitec Semiconductores has selected a MIPS M-class CPU to be used as a controller in a new power management IC that will be used in IoT smart city applications through products from Unitec Solutions, a subsidiary of Unitec Semiconductores.


The MIPS microAptiv MCU IP core is a highly-efficient, compact core ideal for microcontrollers (MCUs) and embedded applications that have real-time requirements with a high level of performance efficiency and security needs. It is the smallest, lowest power CPU family available from Imagination, and has higher performance than competing converged MCU/DSP solutions in its class.


José Vidal, Unitec’s vice-president, says: “Through our combination of semiconductors and solutions, Unitec is developing highly competitive products for smart cities, IoT, industrial applications, life sciences and other exciting areas. Our goal is to make people’s lives better through innovation. We’ve had a very positive experience with Imagination, from the high quality and performance of its MIPS CPU IP to the great support the company provides. We look forward to future strategic collaboration with Imagination.”


Says Jim Nicholas, EVP MIPS Processor IP, Imagination: “Many factors are coming together in Brazil including ecosystem development, industrial policies and the emergence of new growth markets such as IoT and smart cities, which are all combining to create a great opportunity for semiconductor enterprises. MIPS M-class CPUs are ideally suited for many embedded CPU applications, and we’re delighted that an innovative company like Unitec has selected MIPS for its forthcoming chip.”

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