Many consumer, industrial, automotive, and other products require an increasing amount of signal and media processing horsepower. In the cost-sensitive, high-volume consumer electronics market, eliminating unnecessary hardware and tool chains and reducing royalty payments can result in large savings.

To address these trends, DSP functionality is available as part of the standard MIPS architecture to provide a single design environment that leverages a common tool set and knowledge base. The MIPS DSP technology offers licensees a programmable solution for DSP applications, allowing adaptation to changing market needs and extending the life of an SoC design. The DSP module comprises a set of instructions and state in the integer pipeline of MIPS cores and requires minimal additional logic to implement.

MIPS32 DSP ASE Instruction Set
MIPS Architecture for Programmers