From Markus Levy

EEMBC BenchPress
June 2016



  • New EEMBC Work Group Targets Heterogeneous Processors
  • 3CCAR Will Use EEMBC AutoBench to Benchmark Novel Control Platforms
  • Webinar: Using EEMBC CoreMark to Improve Code Size, Performance, Energy
  • EEMBC Presentations from IoT DevCon
  • EEMBC@Wearables TechCon
  • EEMBC@Linley Mobile and Wearables Conference

New EEMBC Work Group Targets Heterogeneous Processors

Benchmarks today are not useful for identifying the potential compute performance of a heterogeneous architecture, as they focus either on monolithic application use cases or on isolated compute operations. Chaired by Rafal Malewski, senior graphics engineering manager of NXP, a new EEMBC working group will develop a benchmark suite that utilizes real-world workloads that stress highly parallel applications such as automotive surround view and image recognition and mobile augmented reality. Join ARM, CodePlay, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Marvell, NXP, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, and others to help define and develop this important benchmark suite.

3CCAR Will Use EEMBC AutoBench to Benchmark Novel Control Platforms

Integrated Components for Complexity Control in affordable electrified cars (3Ccar) is a European collaborative project funded by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking. Started in June 2015 3Ccar aims to address the vehicle control architecture and its subsystems in order to achieve the next level of efficiency. 3Ccar proposes a novel control architecture that aims to address the fact that the increasing number of ECUs is hardly sustainable. To that end, a specific supply chain will be devoted to develop:
* a future proof, highly-integrated central computing unit (CCU), referred to as domain controller for current applications,
* an evolutionary process towards a very high performance Future Platform architecture, exploiting the full potential of upcoming platforms with parallel structure and to cope with the highest processing demands of advanced algorithms to be included in future domain controllers.
3Ccar will carry out an analysis using the EEMBC AutoBench benchmark suite to allow several types of automotive embedded platforms to be compared for different applications, ranging from powertrain control to Advanced Driving Assistance Systems. For more information.

Webinar: Using EEMBC CoreMark to Improve Code Size, Performance, Energy

EEMBC member, Somnium, produced a webinar providing an overview of the optimizations performed by C compilers and what SOMNIUM DRT adds to that. Using a number of benchmarks, in particular EEMBC CoreMark, the webinar shows how DRT provides improvements in code size, performance AND energy consumption - with no changes to source code required.

EEMBC Presentations from IoT DevCon

In case you missed this great conference, contact Markus Levy to obtain slides from the following:

  1. Performance and Energy Costs Associated with IoT Connectivity, co-presented by Peter Torelli (EEMBC Director of Software Engineering) and Brent Wilson (Director of Applications Engineering, Silicon Labs and co-chair of EEMBC’s IoT-Connect working group), will discuss the energy requirements to connect an IoT device to the Internet.
  2. Guidelines and Performance Impact Associated with Implementing Security in IoT, co-presented by Mike Borza (Security CTO, Synopsys) and Markus Levy.
  3. The Necessity and Challenges of IoT Gateway Performance Analysis, presented by Rory Rudolph (Senior Systems Engineer, Dell)

EEMBC@Wearables TechCon

EEMBC is an industry sponsor of Wearables TechCon, July 18-20, San Jose Convention Center. Classes and tutorials in the TechCon tracks will focus on embedded computing, hardware design, sensors, and physical technology, while tracks in the DevCon portion will focus on programming apps and mastering the SDKs of the next wave of computing devices. Use code WEARIT for a $100 conference discount off the 3-day pass.

EEMBC@Linley Mobile and Wearables Conference

EEMBC is an on-going supporter of the Linley Conferences. The next one on the schedule is the Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference on July 26 - 27, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA. This two-day, where EEMBC will be exhibiting, is a single-track conference featuring technical presentations addressing design issues for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and other wearable devices. The Linley Group will also present an overview of the market, technologies, equipment-design, and silicon trends for designers of mobile devices. Free registration for qualified attendees.

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