MIPS Creator CI20

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The MIPS Creator CI20 platform is a featured laden MIPS/Imagination Linux and Android development system. It incorporates an Ingenic JZ4780 SoC which includes a 1.2GHz dual core MIPS32 processor and Imagination PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The CI20 board provides comprehensive connectivity, multimedia capabilities and substantial RAM and flash. CI20 is preloaded with Debian7, and other distros are being packaged to be available for download soon.

CI20 is an open platform with technical manuals, schematics and source code downloadable here.

CI20 will soon be available from Imagination Technologies by completing an online request form

Getting Started

Beginners Guide

  • which helps answer the questions:
    • Do I just plug it in?
    • What can I do with it out of the box?
    • What can I plug in and where?
    • Can I update the software?

Technical Stuff

  • What are the specs of the board
  • What SoC does the board use

Download Page

  • Where do I get the documentation?
  • Where do I get new software from?
  • Can I get the schematic?
  • Is there source code?

More Stuff


  • Who is doing what with the CI20
  • Ideas for what you can do with the CI20
  • ToDo list

Distros and Images

  • What different distros/software are available for CI20

Dev Zone

  • Deeper technical details
  • How and where do I contribute
  • ToDo and things to fix or improve