MIPS launch resource site for Android and Linux developers
Processor designer MIPS has announced the launch of developer.mips.com, dedicated to assisting developers working with MIPS-based platforms. The site includes specialist areas on the MIPS port of Android, with links to the source code for its Gingerbread version, and a Linux area with MIPS specific kernel source, distributions and patches. Other areas on the site include a downloadable tools section which includes the IDE and GCC compilers for MIPS, information on MIPS-based development boards and debugger tools.
MIPS' Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development, said he hoped that the site would demonstrate the company's commitment to the open source effort around MIPS processor cores and architectures. "As the MIPS architecture continues to expand into new high-volume markets such as mobile handsets and tablets, we see an increasing need for these resources among the growing MIPS developer community" he added. Other information on developer.mips.com includes latest MIPS news and forthcoming events, contacts for information on multimedia stacks and benchmarking, MIPS simulators discussion forums and the site's own blog.