MIPS has adapted its industry-standard MIPS32 architecture to address the requirements of 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) product development, offering a higher-performance, more feature-rich and lower-power solution than that offered by competing cores based on the ARM architecture. This paper outlines the design features that are implemented in MIPS processor cores and compares and contrasts MCU design solutions based on the MIPS and ARM architectures. You will be provided with key considerations for choosing a MIPS processor core.