27 August 2014 Imagination launches dev board against Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Imagination Technologies has launched the Creator programme in a move in which it says will provide low cost development systems for use by a range of users looking to create applications featuring its IP technologies. The first device in the programme is the MIPS Creator C120, which measures 90 x 95mm. The board features an Ingenic JZ4780 apps processor which supports Linux based operating systems, including Android. According to Imagination, Ingenic JZ4780 is a high performance SoC featuring a dual core MIPS32 based CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. Alongside 100Mbit/s Ethernet, the board also supports Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b, g and n) and Bluetooth 4.0. Creator C120, which is being pitched against the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black, can boot operating systems directly from flash or from an SD card. Amongst the OS images available are Debian 7, Gentoo, Yocto and Arch, with Android v4.4 available shortly. Imagination has only produced a small run of boards for the first batch and is inviting applications from those interested in getting their hands on one. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://store.imgtec.com/mips-creator-ci20/http://www.imgtec.com Companies Imagination Technologies Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Smart skin for aircraft A so-called 'smart skin' – made up of tens of thousands of tiny ... Read Article Jet set for launch Six years after the formation of the TransferJet consortium, ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.