MIPS Technologies announced the MIPS32 1074K Coherent Processing System (CPS). The new processor is a fully-synthesizable multicore IP that approaches production frequencies of 1.5 GHz in 40nm G process. The MIPS 1074K CPS will be available in October 2010. Two initial versions of the 1074K CPS will be available: the MIPS32 1074Kc CPS, which provides a coherent processing system using base integer cores, and the MIPS32 1074Kf CPS, which includes a floating point unit (FPU) in each core.
Express Logic introduced ThreadX/SMP RTOS for the MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS). ThreadX/SMP is an enhanced version of ThreadX. It provides synchronous multicore support that preserves real-time responsiveness called Real-Time SMP. ThreadX/SMP enables developers to take advantage of the performance boost of sharing the processing load over the multiple processor cores of the 1004K CPS while maintaining the real-time responsiveness critical to demanding embedded applications. ThreadX/SMP is available in full source code form, royalty-free, with project license prices starting at $15,500.
MIPS Technologies launched the M14K core family for extremely cost-sensitive embedded applications. The MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc cores are the first MIPS32 compatible cores that also execute the new microMIPS instruction set architecture (ISA), achieving high performance of 1.5 DMIPS/MHz with an advanced level of code compression. The microMIPS ISA maintains 98% of MIPS32 performance while reducing code size by 35%, translating to significant silicon cost savings. The M14K cores are ideal for 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), home entertainment, personal entertainment, and home networking. The new M14K and M14Kc cores will be available in the first quarter of 2010.