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Firmware is the system software residing in a non-volatile memory, typically a ROM, EPROM or today often a flash memory.  What is called firmware for the MIPS systems is relatively close to what is called the BIOS for the PC sector.
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There is a small number of firmware implementations in use on MIPS only however in a large number of variants.
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* [[ARC]]
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* [[Common Firmware Environment]] (CFE)
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* [[Cobalt Firmware]]
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* [[IDT_SIM|IDT/sim, IDT/boot]]
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* [http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/software/mmon/ mmon] tiny monitor program for MIPS VR4300
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* [[PMON]]
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* [[PMON 2000]]
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* [[U-Boot]]
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* [[YAMON]]
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [[Wikipedia:Firmware|Firmware]] Wikipedia article on firmware
 
* [[Wikipedia:Firmware|Firmware]] Wikipedia article on firmware
 
* [[Wikipedia:Flash_memory|Flash memory]] Wikipedia article on flash memory
 
* [[Wikipedia:Flash_memory|Flash memory]] Wikipedia article on flash memory

Revision as of 08:08, 6 September 2005

Firmware is the system software residing in a non-volatile memory, typically a ROM, EPROM or today often a flash memory. What is called firmware for the MIPS systems is relatively close to what is called the BIOS for the PC sector.

There is a small number of firmware implementations in use on MIPS only however in a large number of variants.

External Links