While we admittedly don’t cover much in the way of education/university-related announcements, this one from Imagination this morning caught my eye.
As part of Imagination’s ongoing university relations program, the company is going to be releasing the design to one of their MIPS CPUs to universities for use by instructors and students. In this day and age university sharing agreements are fairly commonplace, but what makes Imagination’s offer particularly interesting is that they’re going to be releasing a complete and un-obfuscated MIPS core, releasing the design to educational institutions with a very deep level of access and with very few strings attached in the process.
The specific CPU Imagination is releasing is being called MIPSfpga, and is derived from the company’s microAptiv line, which is part...
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