News: Collaboration with Europractice allows silicon implementation of CPUs for academic projects.
Imagination Technologies has expanded the scope of its university programme through a partnership with Europractice, a European Commission initiative which intends to encourage the wider adoption of microelectronics design.
The Imagination University Program (IUP) is designed to provide practical help to teachers across the world in using the company’s technologies in courses and student projects.
Students in more than 670 universities and research institutions in 44 countries across the EMEA region can now access the company’s MIPS Warrior M-class CPU with optional hardware virtualisation.
The partnership will also allow students and researchers to create new, secure SoC designs and fabricate several devices with an advanced industry standard embedded processor core.
The advanced systems will be capable of identifying applications in several markets ranging from microcontrollers and wearables to home networking, entertainment, automotive and storage.
MIPS M-class CPUs can be found in several chips being shipped currently, Imagination said.
Earlier this year, Imagination launched MIPSfpga, which provides global universities free and open access to a fully-validated, current generation MIPS CPU in a teaching package.
Imagination Technologies worldwide university programme manager Robert Owen said: "Our partnership with Europractice will enable students to design and bring to fruition highly differentiated products that take full advantage of the efficiency, performance and unique features of MIPS CPUs.
"This includes Imagination’s OmniShield multi-domain security technology, which will enable them to address the stringent security and reliability needs of many next-generation products."