The MIPS P5600 incorporates key features needed for today's leading-edge processors, which demand advanced features such as support for multiple security contexts, large address spaces and advanced SIMD processing:
• Full 128-bit SIMD designed for high performance on data parallel operations such as DSP, imaging and media• Simple, flexible and complete hardware virtualization• Next-generation security to address modern media delivery requirements• Support for up to six cores per cluster with high-performance cache coherency• Advanced addressing:
• Enhanced Virtual Addressing (EVA) enables more flexible usage of virtual address space, allowing for easy and efficient use of memory for larger footprint Linux implementations• Extended Physical Addressing (XPA) allows a 32-bit system to access physical memory beyond the 32-bit limit, up to 1 Terabyte (40-bits)
Building on this first important milestone in the new MIPS Series5 era, the MIPS 'Warrior' family of CPUs will expand over the next 12 months to comprise a compelling portfolio of 64-bit and 32-bit variants, each delivering best-in-class performance, and benefiting from the unrivalled MIPS architecture that enables seamless migration from 32-bit to 64-bit solutions.
With the P5600, Imagination is offering a compelling CPU suitable for a broad range of products targeting a balance of high-performance processing with small silicon area and excellent low power credentials. The P5600 supports multicore configurations of up to six cores per cluster with high-performance cache coherency, hardware virtualization, 128-bit SIMD, plus significant microarchitecture optimizations for maximizing SoC system performance. The P5600 is ideal for SoCs targeting next-generation mobile phones and tablets, connected consumer products such as set-top boxes, DTVs and multiroom multi-channel audio systems, home and office networking and micro-servers.