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  MIPS architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the late 1990s MIPS was a powerhouse in the embedded processor field, and in 1997 the 48-millionth MIPS-based CPU shipped, making it the first RISC CPU to outship the famous Motorola 68000 family.
Success followed success, and today the MIPS cores are one of the most-used "heavyweight" cores in the marketplace for computer-like devices (hand-held computers, set-top boxes, etc.), with other designers fighting it out for other niches.
A more feature-rich MIPS emulator is available from the GXemul project (formerly known as the mips64emul project), which emulates not only the various MIPS III and higher microprocessors (from the R4000 through the R10000), but also emulates entire computer systems which use the microprocessors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MIPS_architecture#History   (3621 words)

 Instruction Set Architecture - LinuxMIPS
When MIPS was spun out of SGI again in 1998 and refocused on the embedded market this superset property was found to be a problem and the architecture definition was changed to define a 32-bit MIPS32 and a 64-bit MIPS64 architecture.
MIPS III was introduced 1992 in the R4000.
MIPS V was specified in 1994 by SGI but never actually implemented by any processor.
www.linux-mips.org /wiki/Instruction_Set_Architecture   (563 words)

 Instructions per second - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MIPS are certainly not comparable between CPU architectures.
The floating-point arithmetic equivalent of MIPS is FLOPS, to which the same cautions apply.
In the 1970s, minicomputer performance was compared using VAX MIPS, where computers were measured on a task and their performance rated against the VAX 11/780 that was marketed as a "1 MIPS" machine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Million_instructions_per_second   (504 words)

 MIPS architecture: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mips technologies, formerly mips computer systems, is most widely known for developing the mips architecture, a series of pioneering risc cpus....
Risc/os is an operating system distributed by mips computer systems, inc. during the 1980s and 1990s for use with their mips magnum line of computer...
Spim is a simulated assembly language written for mips architecture r2000 and r3000 processors, copyrighted by james r....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/mips_architecture3.htm   (6013 words)

 MIPS architecture at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the late 1990s MIPS was a powerhouse in the embedded processor field, and in 1997 the 48th million MIPS-based CPU shipped, making it the first RISC CPU to outship the famous Motorola 68000 family.
Fully half of MIPS income comes from licensing their designs today, while much of the rest comes from contract design work on cores that will then be produced by 3rd parties.
MIPS cores have been very successful, they form the basis of many newer Cisco routers, cable modems and ADSL modems, smartcards, laser printer engines, set-top boxes, handheld computers, and the Sony PlayStation 2.
www.wiki.tatet.com /MIPS_architecture.html   (2239 words)

The MIPS processor was developed as part of a VLSI research program at Stanford University in the early 80s.
MIPS used 32 registers, each 32 bits wide (a bit pattern of this size is referred to as a word).
MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 upon the Stanford research from which the first MIPS chip resulted.
cse.stanford.edu /class/sophomore-college/projects-00/risc/mips   (449 words)

 MIPS Architecture Opus @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One major barrier to pipelining was that it required interlocks to be set up to ensure that instructions that took multiple clock cycles to complete would stop the pipeline from loading more data — basically to pause while it completed.
This ramping of the speed would be difficult with interlocking involved, as the time needed to set up locks is as much a function of die size as clock rate: adding the hardware needed might actually slow down the overall speed.
The high operating frequencies were achieved through the technique of deep pipelining (called super-pipelining at the time).
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/MIPS_architecture   (2645 words)

 Spitzer Technology: MIPS
The Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) is one of the three science instruments that will fly on the Observatory and will provide imaging and limited spectroscopic data at far-infrared wavelengths.
The MIPS field of view varies from about 5x5 arcmin at the shortest wavelength to about 0.5x5 arcmin at the longest wavelength.
The only moving part in MIPS is a scan mirror used to efficiently map large areas of the sky.
www.spitzer.caltech.edu /technology/mips.shtml   (212 words)

 MIPS Insurance Pty Ltd - MIPS Insurance Dental FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MIPS Insurance’s policy is a ‘claims made and notified policy’ which has retroactive cover in accordance with the requirements of the Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003.
MIPS Insurance is offering a $20 million policy limit for each claim and in the aggregate of claims notified during any one insurance year.
MIPS Insurance’s medical indemnity policy provides insurance cover for claims that arise from incidents that occur in the course of, or in connection with, the provision of health care.
www.mips.com.au /www/81/1004146/displayarticle/1003861.html   (2773 words)

 MIPS Technologies, Inc.: About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the heart of MIPS technology is the MIPS architecture, developed 20 years ago by Stanford University engineering professor John Hennessy, now president of Stanford.
MIPS Technologies is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications.
MIPS Technologies' stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol "MIPS".
www.mips.com /content/Corporate/AboutUs   (781 words)

 MIPS Technologies RISC Processor Cores Backgrounder
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is committed to driving this industry trend by providing its MIPS architecture processors in easily adaptable processor cores.
The new Jade core is a high performance, low-power, 32-bit MIPS RISC core that implements the MIPS instruction set architecture, with enhancements such as the R4000 TLB and privilege-mode extensions.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is now extending that leadership with a new family processor cores.
www.amslink.com /file/rdmpback.html   (1757 words)

 Programming:MIPS assembly - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
MIPS processors are used in embedded systems, and in some of the older SGI and DEC workstations.
MIPS is a register based architecture, meaning the CPU uses registers to perfom operations on, think of them as variables for now.
MIPS processors have 32 registers, but some of these are reserved.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Programming:MIPS_assembly   (925 words)

 MIPS Technical Tidbits
MIPS instructions are 32 bits wide, even on the 64-bit processors.
MIPS coprocessor 0 (CP0) is known as the "system control coprocessor" and handles the virtual memory subsystem and exception processing for the CPU.
In a similar fashion, MIPS assemblers provide a broad range of synthetic instructions that allow code to be written with "intuitive" mnemonics.
www.go-ecs.com /mips/miptek1.htm   (1185 words)

 Mutual Funds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MIPs are designed with the explicit objective of giving a regular return (in the form of an income) to investors.
As Mr Ramanathan (Birla MIP, fund manager) elaborates in his interview to personalfn, 'The ‘Growth’ option of an MIP fits in neatly into the risk-return profile between a pure income fund and a balanced fund.
MIPs are more tax efficient than bank FDs as mutual fund dividends are tax-free in the hands of the investor.
www.personalfn.com /detail.asp?date=5/21/2003&story=5   (967 words)

 MIPS: Success Stories
Approximately 50 percent of all infants are infected with RSV during their first year of life; nearly all children have been infected at least once by the time they reach their second birthday.
MIPS “helped in [the] structural testing of Synagis lots,” said MedImmune scientist Dr. John Hope in a post-project report.
When added to the past success of MIPS funded research for offwind sails, this means that University of Maryland-developed technology is embedded in nearly every sail that Quantum constructs.
www.mtech.umd.edu /MIPS/success_stories.html   (2438 words)

 MIPS: Applying
MIPS personnel and other professionals in the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) can assist companies in finding and selecting appropriate faculty researchers for the companies' projects.
To be eligible for a MIPS grant, a company must be a Maryland business; that is, it must have a manufacturing, service or research and development operations within the state or it must set up operations in Maryland within the year in which an award is received (see APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, "Out-of-State Companies").
MIPS funds will be applied only toward work performed by university researchers (MIPS funds do not go to the participating company).
www.mtech.umd.edu /MIPS/applying.html   (386 words)

 MIPS - Internetnews.com - Webopedia.com
A old measure of a computer's speed and power, MIPS measures roughly the number of machine instructions that a computer can execute in one second.
In addition, MIPS refers only to the CPU speed, whereas real applications are generally limited by other factors, such as I/O speed.
A machine with a high MIPS rating, therefore, might not run a particular application any faster than a machine with a low MIPS rating.
inews.webopedia.com /SHARED/search_action.asp?Term=MIPS&Template_Name=inews.webopedia.com   (185 words)

 Welcome to mips
MIPS: analysis and annotation of proteins from whole genomes in 2005 [Abstract]
MIPS Databases and associated information are protected by copyright.
Neither the use for commercial purposes, nor the redistribution of MIPS database files to third parties nor the distribution of parts of files or derivative products to any third parties is permitted.
mips.gsf.de   (707 words)

 MIPS Technologies Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2006 Financial Results
Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 was down by 18 percent compared to the same period a year ago, primarily as the result of delayed licensing decisions.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is based in Mountain View, California, and can be reached at 650-567-5000 or http://www.mips.com.
Management believes it is useful in measuring MIPS' operations to exclude expenses related to closing of facilities because restructuring activities have been non-recurring and infrequent and therefore are not considered directly related to our core business operations.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-20-2005/0004174251&EDATE=   (960 words)

 Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program accelerates the commercialization of technology in Maryland by providing matching funds for collaborative RandD projects between companies and University System of Maryland faculty.
Contact MIPS at 301.405.3891, or by e-mail for an application.
MIPS was selected as the top national program in its category by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.
www.mips.umd.edu   (314 words)

 MIPS News
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Thursday that MIPS Director Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD was selected to receive a $1.5 million prize, designated for mid-career physician-scientists whose research shows promise for translating the latest scientific advances into new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure disease.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Thursday that MIPS Associate Member Robert Negrin, MD was selected to receive a $1.5 million prize, designated for mid-career physician-scientists whose research shows promise for translating the latest scientific advances into new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure disease.
Home to the MIPS and Bio X program, the James H. Clark Center is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for it's innovative design which hopes to foster multidisciplinary collaboration to help speed up innovations in high-tech medicine.
mips.stanford.edu /news   (2546 words)

 Linux CE-MIPS Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
See Warner's Mips based PDA info Center for a list of which CPU is used in various brands of PalmPC and HandheldPC, and also Christopher Curzio's Linux CE page for a more in-depth description of what's in each device.
Because of this, the MIPS portion of Linux CE is further divided into separate platforms, one for each CPU family.
MIPS is a trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
www.hacksrus.com /~mike/lince/lince-mips.htm   (461 words)

 EETimes.com - Iconoclast designers choose MIPS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One reason young processor companies seem to be flocking to the platform is that its steward, MIPS Technologies Inc., has no qualms about licensing the instruction-set architecture (ISA), provided that the licensee agrees to meet a software-compatibility test suite.
The MIPS ISA is also one of the simplest forms of reduced-instruction-set computing around, which tends to make it attractive to processor designers interested in extending the architecture.
In the mid-1990s, before MIPS was spun out from Silicon Graphics Inc., the instruction set lacked a multiply-add instruction, so some MIPS vendors took it upon themselves to create their own.
www.eetimes.com /story/OEG20020528S0024   (1557 words)

 CA225b MIPS Assembly Language Programming
MIPS instructions encode immediate constants in the lower 16 bits of the immediate instruction layout.
MIPS provides 32 registers, and encourages you to load your data into them and work with it there, resulting in very fast execution.
MIPS, in keeping with the RISC philosophy, actually has only one memory addressing mode at the machine level, it corresponds to base addressing.
www.computing.dcu.ie /~ray/CA225b.html   (10703 words)

Linux/MIPS is a port of the widespread UNIX clone Linux to the MIPS architecture.
MIPS Technologies also maintain a list of links here to companies providing the MIPS community with tools and services.
One of the special features of the MIPS architecture is that all processors except the R8000 can be configured to run either in big or in little endian mode.
www.oss.sgi.com /mips/mips-howto.html   (8363 words)

 MIPS Funding Round 32
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program provides matching funds for collaborative research projects between companies and University System of Maryland faculty.
MIPS will match 25 to 90 percent (up to $200,000) of University project costs.
MIPS will connect you with the resources that best fit your company's needs—from any of the University System of Maryland's 13 institutions.
www.mips.umd.edu /Announcements/R32/companies.html   (121 words)

 Wired News: MIPS Slips in IPO
Shares of chipmaker MIPS Technologies -- a former unit of Silicon Graphics -- slipped below the initial public offering price on the day of their debut, a bad sign considering the overwhelming investor demand lately for new technology issues.
MIPS (MIPS) shares were priced at US$14 in Tuesday's IPO.
MIPS initially filed to sell 6.3 million shares, but scaled back the offering after a tepid response from institutional investors.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,13376,00.html   (493 words)

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