CHIP DESIGNER Imagination has announced plans to design 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS processors that will sport up to six cores.
Imagination recently bought MIPS to bolster its CPU division as it competes with ARM on both CPU and GPU designs in the embedded processor market. The firm didn't waste much time in publicising parts of its processor roadmap, which includes a six-core processor codenamed Warrior.
Imagination said its Warrior processors will be both 32-bit and 64-bit compatible and added that code developed for the 32-bit MIPS instruction set will "seamlessly work with Warrior cores". The firm said that it will provide binary compatibility throughout its Warrior processor range and support hardware virtualisation.