From Markus Levy

EEMBC BenchPress
April 2017



  • ADAS: Follow-up from Linley Autonomous Hardware Conference
  • @IoT DevCon and Machine Learning DevCon
  • @IoT World
  • @Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • EEMBC and prpl Launch Hypervisor Benchmark Working Group
  • Embedded Vision Summit
  • EEMBC in the News
  • EEMBC Expands In-house Testing Services

ADAS: Follow-up from Linley Autonomous Hardware Conference

I presented at this cool, one-day conference, focusing on hardware design for autonomous vehicles and deep learning. My talk called “Evaluating Processor Architectures for ADAS” included a description of the new EEMBC benchmark for ADAS and heterogeneous compute. Contact me for more information about this.

We are in the prototype stage for the first profile of this benchmark, called HetMark-ADAS (Het for heterogeneous compute). We have multiple micro benchmarks connected into an ADAS use case and plan to expand this with an object-detection CNN. This has verified our plan of distributing a graph of microbenchmarks across a heterogeneous architecture, allowing us to build a complete application use case that can be measured both at high-level and at microbenchmarks level.

@IoT DevCon and Machine Learning DevCon

It’s next week! April 26-27, Santa Clara Convention Center. These co-located conferences, chaired by me, focus on the practical aspects of designing for the IoT and Machine Learning.

EEMBC’s director of technology, Peter Torelli, presents “All BlueTooth-Enabled Devices are not Created Equal” shows the new EEMBC IoTMark-BLE in action.

Mike Borza, co-chair of the EEMBC IoT Security working group presents “Performance and Energy Benchmark for IoT Security Implementations”.

Altran’s Herman Roebbers also presents “Designing for Ultra Low Power: Mechanisms for Reducing Energy Consumption” to discuss, among other topics, the EEMBC ULPBench benchmarks.

@IoT World

IoT World returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 16-18. Three days of learning and networking. Covering topics that include wearables and VR, blockchain, sports and entertainment, IoT architecture, healthcare, smart cities, mining/oil/gas, agriculture, enterprise, and analytics. But of course, my favorite session at IoT World has to be the one that I’m moderating “Edge to Core Computing: Where are the analytics taking place?

Use the same Registration as for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (below)

@Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Connected and autonomous vehicles are feasible, practical, safe – and necessary; however, the current push to launch autonomous vehicles is a massive beta test. The need for education, more sophisticated testing and validation tools, cyber security, and business models for this shift has never been greater. Co-located with the IoT World, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles looks to address these challenges with leading industry thought leaders from inside and outside the automotive industry to dive deep and shift the industry in the right direction.

Register for this 3-day event (May 16-18, Santa Clara Convention Center) and join me for the panel discussion “Fostering the Rapid and Safe Development of Standards and Regulations for Autonomous Vehicles”. Be my guest to this conference (and IoT World) and get a 25% discount: There are lots of different packages available. Choose Delegate Type; add the booking to the basket; select “Have a VIP Code?”; insert code SPK25; click Apply.

EEMBC and prpl Launch Hypervisor Benchmark Working Group

EEMBC and the prpl Foundation have established a partnership that will co-develop a benchmark for measuring the impact of using a hypervisor in IoT edge devices. This benchmark will be OS and architecture agnostic, allowing any processor and OS vendor to demonstrate the overhead of using a hypervisor. Art Swift (prpl president) and I will co-chair the working group that is developing this benchmark.

EEMBC sees value in this in two ways. First, it follows EEMBC’s traditional model of creating benchmarks to help system developers select the most optimal processing solution for their applications; in this case, the benchmark will allow processor, OS, and hypervisor vendors to fairly demonstrate their performance advantages. In the second way, HyperBench will help the industry in general by demonstrating that with advanced hardware assist for virtualization, the performance impact of hypervisors will be minimal.
Contact me or Art Swift for more information.

Embedded Vision Summit

If you’re interested in learning more about computer vision, you should attend the Embedded Vision Summit, May 1-3, in Santa Clara. The Summit will have more than 50 speakers (technical, business, new products, and fundamentals) plus hands-on workshops, an entrepreneurs’ panel, and a vision start-up competition. And their Vision Technology Showcase hosts more than 40 exhibitors demoing the latest in practical computer vision technology. Register at, use the code emmldc0419 for 10% discount.

During the Verisilicon workshop on Wednesday, May 3, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Rafal Malewski (head of Graphics Technology Engineering Center, NXP Semiconductor and chair of the EEMBC HetMark working group) will present details on HetMark and demonstrate what the VeriSilicon IP is capable of.

EEMBC in the News

EEMBC Expands In-house Testing Services

The EEMBC Technology Center benchmark testing services include porting the benchmarks to the target platform(s), running the benchmarks and reporting scores, comparing different hardware platforms and different hardware configurations, and comparing different tool chains and different optimization options. Read more…

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