Wave Computing will open source its MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA) to accelerate the ability for semiconductor companies, developers, and universities to adopt and innovate using MIPS for next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Under the MIPS Open program, participants will have full access to the most recent versions of the 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS ISA free of charge – with no licensing or royalty fees. Additionally, participants in the MIPS Open program will be licensed under MIPS’ existing worldwide patents.
MIPS Open Initiative & Wave Computing
The industry standard MIPS ISA represents decades of innovation with over 8.5 billion MIPS-based chips having shipped in commercial designs. Wave’s MIPS Open initiative will further fuel the adoption of MIPS by encouraging the global semiconductor community to develop new, MIPS-compatible solutions for a variety of emerging market applications.
The MIPS Open initiative will be moderated by Wave Computing and an Advisory Committee that will include industry-leading OEMs, partners, universities and technology luminaries who will help guide community-driven innovations on MIPS. The MIPS Open initiative will also include certified verification partners who will assist in ensuring compatibility of implementations and preventing architectural fragmentation.
Further details on the MIPS Open initiative including the downloadable MIPS architecture, licensing details, support mechanisms, and information on how to participate will be announced in Q1 2019. Until then, sit tight and seek additional information by visiting the MIPS Open Initiative page and Wave Computing.