MIPS Technologies has launched a site for its developer community specifically tailored to the needs of software developers working with the Android platform, Linux operating system and other applications for MIPS-based hardware. All information and resource on the site are openly accessible.
Art Swift, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, said the new community demonstrates the company's ongoing commitment to the open source effort around the MIPS cores and architecture: "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."On the site, developers will find resources including Android on MIPS source code, porting instructions, a native development kit (NDK) for Android applications development on MIPS, and other Android resources.
Linux on MIPS resources including kernel source code, downloadable development tools including the MIPS Navigator Integrated Component Suite (ICS) integrated development environment and GCC compilers for MIPS.
How-to video tutorials for MIPS Navigator ICS including the "Multicore Debug Series" are also available, as are application notes and support forums for Android, Linux and developer tools.
Blog postings from MIPS development engineers on developer-specific topics such as kernels, performance tuning and debug tips/tricks can also be found on the site.
Visit http://developer.mips.com for more information.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.