IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES has announced that the latest version of Java SE 8 is now available for its MIPS CPU architecture.
Part of an ongoing partnership with Oracle, the move looks to enhance Java for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and is touted to play a major role for emerging and future devices.
Imagination said that MIPS licensees can make use of the portable language and platform for a broad range of applications including routers, wireless access points, residential gateways, next-generation consumer premises equipment, as well as other networking equipment, mobile devices, IoT and embedded devices.
"Java is the foundation for a broad range of networked applications and is a global standard for developing and delivering embedded, web-based and enterprise content, and applications. It is also playing an increasing role in the IoT," said the firm.
Intel Company Lantiq, who is a MIPS customer, said the development will help advance its MIPS-based chipsets for broadband access and home networking.
"These products already provide unprecedented levels of quality and advanced features," said Lantiq VP and general manager Dan Artusi. "With Oracle Java on MIPS, our customers have access to an established platform to develop a range of exciting new applications for next-generation networks and the connected home."
The new software integration will be showed off at upcoming Imagination Summit Silicon Valley in Santa Clara on 21 May for those desperate to see it in action.
Launched late last year, the Creator CI20 is a single-board minicomputer that rivals the Raspberry Pi and is aimed at Android and Linux developers.
The new version includes an improved board layout that is said to optimise WiFi performance while making it easier to mount in a case.
The Creator CI20 board will be available to pre-order soon from the Imagination store, with an estimated shipping time of June 2015. µ
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