The MIPS microprocessor is one of the world’s most popular processors for embedded applications. It can be found in applications ranging from hard disk controllers to laser-jet printers to gaming consoles. The simplicity of the MIPS design is an important reason for its success. A simpler processor is easier to use and frequently has faster performance. Because of such features, MIPS is used in many modern products, including the following:

set-top boxes

disk drives


medical devices

digital cameras

automobile navigation systems

ink and laser printers

smart cards

switches and routers


wireless devices

game consoles