ORACLE AND IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES have announced a joint venture to bring Java to the Internet of Things.
As a result of the collaboration, Oracle's Java Development (JDK) and Oracle Java SE Embedded have been made available for 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS chip architecture.
MIPS, which stands for Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages, is a type of chip with a limited instruction set, often used with embedded operating systems in household devices such as routers and Windows CE based devices such as postal delivery scanners and mobile tills. Because of its diminutive stature, it is ideally suited for wearable and other IoT technology.
Oracle and Imagination have also announced they are working together on better compatibility between Java and Imaginations Power VR graphics.
Nandini Ramani, VP of Oracle's Java and Internet of Things department said, "The MIPS architecture is widely used in networking, embedded and other key markets. We are excited to see the differentiated feature set that Imagination has laid out in its roadmap for MIPS, and we are seeing increasing demand for optimized Java support for MIPS."
Krishna Yarlagadda, president at Imagination added, "Imagination is extremely committed to growing the MIPS ecosystem, and we're demonstrating that with new initiatives such as the creation of the prpl open source foundation and this exciting new relationship with Oracle.
"Java has become one of the de facto standards for many applications where our customers are creating some of the most exciting next-generation products."
The Internet of Things was the talking point of the first INQUIRER and Intel roundtable, that took place in London on Wednesday. It was preceded in March by an Internet of Things debate examining the potential threats to privacy from the rise of interconnected devices. µ