From Markus Levy

August 2011


  • EEMBC Releases BrowsingBench™ Benchmark Suite
  • Announcing New EEMBC Members
  • New CoreMark™ Scores
  • EEMBC in the News

How’s Your Mobile Device?

After 1.5 years of development efforts, EEMBC has launched BrowsingBench - an industry-accepted method of evaluating portable connected devices, with a primary focus on Web-browser performance. BrowsingBench benefits processor vendors, operating system and browser developers, and system developers by providing an unbiased tool that determines the effectiveness of their hardware and software products in processing and displaying Web pages. “We developed BrowsingBench with a strong focus on real-world behavior – by using real website content, connecting the web server to the test device via WLAN, and introducing client-server latency found on a typical Internet connection,” said Mansoor Chishtie, BrowsingBench working group chair and Chief Technologist of Web Technologies at Texas Instruments Inc. “Furthermore, the collaborative effort of our working group members has ensured that BrowsingBench provides an equitable, unbiased, and repeatable test for mobile devices – core capabilities critical to ensuring data can be used by technology providers and customers alike to fairly assess device performance.” BrowsingBench is available now for EEMBC members and for non-member licensing. Work has already started for BrowsingBench 2.0 – it’s time for you to get involved in this industry-standard effort.

EEMBC Welcomes New Members

EEMBC welcomes Xilinx as a new Board member, TOPS Systems Corp. as a new member of the Consumer Subcommittee, and ACE Associated Compiler Experts  as a new Tool Vendor member.

As of today, users have posted 247 CoreMarkscores, benchmarking the performance of a wide variety of embedded processors from the industry’s most competitive players, including AMD, Analog Devices, ARM, Broadcom, Freescale, Fujitsu, IBM, Infineon, Intel, Marvell, Microchip, MIPS, Nvidia, NXP, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and VIA Technologies. These are the postings since our previous newsletter in April:

Processor Compiler
VIA Technologies Nano x2 1600MHz GCC4.3.4 20090804
Microchip PIC32MX795F512L 30MHz GCC4.5.1 MPLAB C Compiler for PIC32 MCUs v2.00-20110602
Microchip PIC32MX795F512L 80MHz GCC4.5.1 MPLAB C Compiler for PIC32 MCUs v2.00-20110602
Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281 1199.3MHz GCC4.1.2 20071124 (Red Hat 4.1.2-36)
Intel Xeon 2270MHz GCC4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-50)
Intel Atom D525 1800MHz GCC4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-50)
Freescale i.mx515 in Genesi Efika Smarttop 800MHz gcc (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-14ubuntu5) 4.4.5
Intel Celeron SU2300 (ZOTAC IONITX-P-E) 1200MHz GCC4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)
Freescale Kinetis K60 90nm 100MHz IAR v6.10.5
Freescale Kinetis K60 90nm 100MHz Keil uVision v4.20


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