MIPS Processor ISA To Be Open-Sourced In 2019

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 17 December 2018 at 02:30 PM EST. 37 Comments
Months after MIPS Technologies was acquired by Wave Computing, the company announced it's working on open-sourcing the MIPS processor instruction set architecture.

The MIPS ISA will be open-sourced with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions opening up and will be free of any licensing or royalty fees as well as access to existing MIPS patents.

All the details on the "open-source MIPS" will be made available in Q1'2019. This is being done by Wave Computing's MIPS Open initiative.

This decision to open-source MIPS comes following the growing interest in the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture.

More details on today's "opening" can be found via the Wave Computing press release.
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