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    Phoronix: MediaTek Hoping To Bring nanoMIPS Support Upstream Into GCC

    The nanoMIPS architecture that was announced by MIPS in 2018 for embedded devices to lower power consumption and yield smaller code footprints was announced for the MIPS I7200 but since then there hasn't been much of nanoMIPS. However, MediaTek is now looking to contribute upstream the compiler support for this processor ISA into GCC...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...1-nanoMIPS-GCC

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    In before "nanoMIPS is DOA; RISC-V is future...".

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    • #3
      Nice to see MediaTek actually contributing anything. To me they're most known for violating the GPL.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
        In before "nanoMIPS is DOA; RISC-V is future...".
        I really hate to say it, but it's probably true. nanoMIPS is a really great embedded ISA, among the best available (far more likable than RV, imo). It's dense, it's expressive, but as far as I know there's no roadmap for cores using it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Nice to see MediaTek actually contributing anything. To me they're most known for violating the GPL.
          I hold them in "high" regard for never updating their Android drivers.
          MIPS having to partner with MediaTek means they're scraping the bottom of the barrel

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
            In before "nanoMIPS is DOA; RISC-V is future...".
            MIPS really fucked up when they quoted David Patterson way too much for potentially using it on a class.

            Now RISC-V is king, whereas MIPS brand owners are shifting to making RISC-V IP.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
              In before "nanoMIPS is DOA; RISC-V is future...".
              In after it was already in the article.

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