MIPS Developer Resources

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MIPS provides a complete portfolio of development tools to address all stages of product development. Whether you require state-of-the-art compiler technology, embedded RTOS and Linux support, EJTAG probes, or development boards, MIPS has the tools and software to address your development needs. A complete development environment consists of multiple components including but not limited to:

  • Compiler
    • Codescape GNU Toolchain
  • Hardware Debugger Probes
    • Codescape Sysprobe
  • Software Debugging Environment
    • Codescape Console
    • Codescape Debugger
  • Integrated Development Environment
    • Codescape For Eclipse
  • Simulators
    • IASim
  •  OS
    • RTOSes
    • Linux
    • Android

There are also a number of third party vendors tools which support MIPS processors.
Further details can be found in individual pages below.

 

Codescape MIPS SDK

Codescape MIPS SDK is a highly integrated suite of tools to facilitate silicon bring-up, debug, and development of bare metal and GNU Linux applications on MIPS simulators and development boards.
Codescape MIPS SDK

Compilers

MIPS develops and maintains the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). A wide range of other industry leading compilers are also available for MIPS processors.
Compilers

Boot Loaders

MIPS offers a wide range of solutions for initializing MIPS cores and facilitating debugging. These include open-source and proprietary solutions to suit any requirement.
Boot Loaders

MIPS Debug Probes

MIPS develops and manufactures the SysProbe with support for MIPS (E)JTAG and cJTAG serial protocols. The probes support all the latest MIPS cores in the MIPS32, MIPS64 and microMIPS families.
Debug Probes

Benchmarks

MIPS uses Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) benchmarking tools extensively for our in-house developed and published benchmark results.
Benchmarks

MIPS RTOS and IoT support

MIPS collaborates with open-source and commercial partners to provide MIPS support for many of the popular Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and the new generation of IoT specific operating systems. In addition, MIPS has developed the MIPS Embedded Operating System (MEOS) with Virtualization extensions that targets deeply embedded applications and the IoT space.
MIPS RTOS and IoT support

Codescape Debugger

Fully supporting all MIPS architectural features, Codescape Debugger enables developers to make the most of software running on MIPS cores.
Codescape Debugger

Codescape Console

MIPS supplies a stand-alone, command-line interface that enables direct access to all Codescape debug probes. Supplied with comprehensive command reference documentation and examples, it enables development of functionally-complex scripts for performance optimization, testing, and low-level debug.
Codescape Console

Codescape For Eclipse

Codescape for Eclipse is a complete software development environment that provides a fully functional C and C++ Integrated Development Environment based on the popular Eclipse IDE platform.
Codescape For Eclipse

Simulators

MIPS offers open-source and commercial software simulator packages. These simulators can be extended and integrated with other technologies to form a complete heterogeneous simulation environment. All MIPS simulators are carefully verified to be architecturally compliant.
Simulators

Linux

Linux on MIPS provides a complete Linux system for MIPS based processors, with support included in the Linux kernel and distributions including Debian, OpenWRT, Buildroot, Yocto and GENTOO.
MIPS Linux

Android

The MIPS emulator can be built from the Android Open Source Project releases by Google.
Android

Multimedia Stacks

There are hundreds of codecs and stacks that have been optimized for MIPS. Here is information on some of the most popular ones.
Multimedia Stacks

 

These 4 video courses cover the MIPS architecture and related software interfaces. They are intended for software programmers who will be doing system software such as boot code, device drivers and OS programming.

The MIPS Basic Course covers the base architecture that is in all MIPS cores. The MIPS Multi-threading Course covers the MT additions to the base architecture. The MIPS Coherent Processing course covers the additions to the base architecture for a Coherent Processing System implementation.

MIPS Basic Course

This video course covers the basic MIPS architecture and related software interfaces. This video course covers the basic MIPS architecture and related software interfaces. It is intended for software programmers who will be doing boot code and device drivers. The course covers: Software tools, the MIPS instruction set, assembly language coding, the MIPS memory map, programming a TLB, exceptions and interrupts, caches, scratch pad RAM, CPU initialization code, power management, and MIPS specific C. porting needs.

VIDEO TRAINING COURSE

MIPS Coherent Processing

This class is designed for Software programmers. It will give you an understanding of the additional programming interfaces for a MIPS Coherent Processing system. This course covers an overall description of the Coherent Processing System, Global Configuration Registers, Global interrupt controller, Cluster Power Controller Booting a CPS system and Segmentation Control and EVA.

VIDEO TRAINING COURSE

Virtualization

An introduction to the virtualization module for MIPS32

VIDEO TRAINING COURSE

MIPS Multi-threading

This class is intended for programmers. It covers programming extensions needed for a Multi-Threading Core. The course includes sections on Fine Grain multi-threading, additional CP0 register usage, additions to the instruction set for multi-threading, Inter-thread communication, and the Policy Manager (QOS). The class shows code examples of the major elements needed to program a Multi Threading MIPS core.

VIDEO TRAINING COURSE

 

 Multi-threading/Multiprocessing

 Microcontroller

 DSP

 Multimedia

 Android

 Development Tools

 Design/Testing

 Memory Configuration


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Hardkernel ODROID-XU

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