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Radio processing unit targets Internet of Things

25 Jul 2014

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Imagination Technologies has developed a low-power radio processing unit (RPU) architecture. The Ensigma Series4 Whisper RPUs are designed to drive a new generation of wearables, IoT, and other connected devices where ultra-low power consumption and low cost points are key.

Tomorrow's IoT, wearables, and other connected embedded devices demand more than the evolution of existing connectivity chipsets; they require solutions designed specifically for these emerging product categories with an eye on power consumption, cost, and flexibility.

Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "With new Ensigma Whisper RPUs, customers can create a whole new generation of life-enhancing and efficiency-focused devices targeting markets as diverse as eHealth, energy, agriculture, security, and many other areas."

Ensigma Series4 Whisper RPU

Low-power Ensigma Whisper RPUs, like their high-performance Ensigma Explorer RPU counterparts, provide multi-standard support in a single architecture, designed to enable customers to bring standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Smart, NFC, GNSS, and other existing or emerging low-power connectivity technologies onto their SoCs. By bringing this functionality on-chip, customers can minimise power consumption, silicon footprint, and system cost compared with conventional solutions.

For IoT and other next-generation connected applications, customers can benefit from the combination of Ensigma RPUs and MIPS CPUs, the industry's smallest and highest performance embedded 32bit CPUs. Together, these flexible, scalable cores are designed to revolutionise IoT applications by delivering the only truly embedded Connected Processor IP Platform.

With hardware virtualisation and multi-context security across the MIPS Warrior range of CPUs, the cores are designed to deliver to the emerging requirements of modern systems and add even more benefits. Customers can also leverage Imagination's FlowCloud device-to-cloud platform to create complete IoT/cloud solutions.

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