New benchmarks for micros

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium plans to add new benchmark kernels to its Consumer benchmark suite for MP3, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 video encode and decode functions.

To address the growing need for objective performance measures of the processor chips used in MP3 players, digital cameras, PDAs, and other consumer electronic devices, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) plans to add new benchmark kernels to its Consumer benchmark suite.

EEMBC’s current Consumer benchmark suite includes benchmark kernels for JPEG encode and decode, colour-space conversion, and image filtering. New benchmarks for MP3, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 video encode and decode, as well as encryption kernels, are now under development.

More than 20 processors from suppliers including AMD, ARM, ARC International, IBM, Motorola, National Semiconductor, NEC Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Tensilica, Toshiba, and Trimedia have been tested against the EEMBC Consumer benchmark suite to date.

Scores are available for free from the EEMBC web site at www.eembc.org.

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