Codescape MIPS SDK

The Codescape MIPS software development toolkit provides tools and libraries for developing and debugging software for Imagination Technologies’ MIPS processors.



The software development toolkits provide everything needed for software development and code optimisation in a convenient package. On top of the core package, we offer additional components providing higher functionality and optimisations.


Codescape MIPS SDK

A freely available SDK based on the GCC toolchain and other open components. This includes the essentials needed to develop software for MIPS processors.

codescape gcc toolchainsGNU Linux and ‘bare metal’ embedded GCC-based toolchains.
codescape prebuilt librariesPrebuilt libraries for common architectures.
Codescape DebuggerGDB debugger allows you to see what is going on inside another program.
QEMU Simulator - hardware virtualizationQEMU simulator. A free hypervisor performing hardware virtualization.
MIPS insider forumsCommunity support is offered through the MIPS Insider forums.

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Codescape MIPS proSDK

A comprehensive range of products including Imagination Technologies’ world-class software debugging and optimisation tools, debug and trace probes, and much more.

Codescape support on a contractual basisSupport on commercial tools is available on a contractual basis.

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Supported Host Operating Systems

All SDK packages are available for, and tested on Windows 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and Linux 64-bit operating systems. The following host platforms are recommended and supported.

Windows_logoWindows 7 (64-bit)
windows_8_logoWindows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 10 iconWindows 10 (64-bit)
CentOS_logoCentOS Linux 6.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Ubuntu_logoUbuntu Linux 14.04 (32-bit and 64-bit)


Supported Cores and Features

MIPS Warrior Series 6 CPU IP Cores:
P-Class: P6600
I-Class: I6400
M-Class: M6200, M6250

MIPS Warrior Series 5 CPU IP Cores:
M-Class: M5100 and M5150
I-Class: coming soon
P-Class: P5600

MIPS Aptiv Family CPU IP Cores:

MIPS Classic Legacy CPU IP Cores:
The Codescape MIPS SDK is targeted at modern MIPS cores, however it can also build applications for ‘legacy’ MIPS cores such as: 4k, M4k, M14k, 24k, 1004k, 34k, 1074k, 74k

Toolchain Support

Support for Codescape MIPS SDK

Support is available for the Codescape MIPS SDK and SDK components from Imagination Technologies and the Imagination community.

Dependant on the version of the SDK and any support arrangements you have contracted from Imagination Technologies, you should initially seek support from one of these two routes.


Codescape MIPS SDK Essentials

Support is provided exclusively through the MIPS insider forum.


Codescape MIPS SDK Professional

Please either use the MIPS insider forum, or login to your Imagination Partner Portal account to seek support and guidance.