EEMBC Announces Exceptionally High Benchmark Scores for NXP Semiconductors PNX1702 Media Processor

Sep 05, 2007, 01:00 ET from EEMBC

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded
 Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium(R) (EEMBC) today announced publication
 of certified benchmark scores for NXP Semiconductors' PNX1702 Media
 Processor, a system-on-chip device intended to perform video, audio,
 graphics, and general-purpose control processing.
     Tested against EEMBC's ConsumerBench(TM) digital imaging and
 DENBench(TM) digital entertainment suites, the PNX1702 achieved
 exceptionally high scores for a 499.5-MHz device, with out-of-the-box
 scores of 89.9 Consumermarks and 94.4 DENmarks. With full optimizations
 making use of the PNX1702's SIMD operations, the device achieved a score of
 386 Consumermarks, the highest ever achieved for this EEMBC suite and
 besting a previous PNX1702 score of 342.9 Consumermarks that was obtained
 with a previous-generation compiler.
     Using the TCS5.01 compiler, the PNX1702 was also tested against EEMBC's
 AutoBench(TM) automotive/industrial and TeleBench(TM) telecommunications
 benchmark suites. All scores were certified by the EEMBC Technology Center
 and are summarized in the table below.
                    Certified PNX1702 EEMBC benchmark scores
     Benchmark suite      Type of certification     Single-number score
     AutoBench            Out-of-the-box             357.8 Automarks
     AutoBench            Optimized                 1303.3 Automarks
     ConsumerBench        Out-of-the-box              89.9 Consumermarks
     ConsumerBench        Optimized                  386.0 Consumermarks
     DENBench             Out-of-the-box              94.4 DENmarks
     TeleBench            Out-of-the-box               9.0 Telemarks
     TeleBench            Optimized                  155.7 Telemarks
     "NXP's new PNX1702 scores are significant for a number of reasons, not
 the least of which is how they demonstrate the positive impact of an
 improved compiler on device performance," said Markus Levy, EEMBC
 president. "They also show the value of applying architecture-specific
 optimizations to demonstrate the capabilities that system designers can
 achieve in real-world applications. This point is evident in the
 approximate fourfold improvement in optimized AutoBench and ConsumerBench
 scores over the out-of-the-box tests, and even more outstanding in the 17X
 improvement shown for TeleBench."
     The PNX1702 contains a high-performance 32-bit VLIW processor, the
 TriMedia TM5250, capable of multi-standard digital video decoding/encoding
 and image improvement, audio signal processing, and general-purpose control
 processing. It can either be used in standalone implementations or as an
 accelerator to a general-purpose processor. The PNX1702 processes input
 signals by utilizing several audio/video and co-processor modules before
 sending them to external peripherals. These modules provide additional
 video and data processing bandwidth without using CPU cycles. The
 combination of the CPU and co-processor modules makes the PNX1702 suitable
 for a wide range of digital entertainment applications, especially those
 requiring a high level of processing power and throughput at a reduced
     "These scores show NXP's commitment to high-performance media
 processors that can be used in a variety of applications. With these media
 processors, we provide state-of-the-art compilers and tools, with optimized
 libraries for many consumer applications," said Guus Frericks, NXP business
 line manager.
     Detailed score reports for the PNX1702 are available free of charge at or direct from the following links (Please copy and
 paste the following links into your browser):
     AutoBench, Out-of-the-Box
 rti ficationType=OUT
     AutoBench, Optimized
 rti ficationType=OPT
     ConsumerBench, Out-of-the-Box
 rti ficationType=OUT
     ConsumerBench, Optimized
 rti ficationType=OPT
     DENBench, Out-of-the-Box
 rti ficationType=OUT
     TeleBench, Out-of-the-Box
 rti ficationType=OUT
     TeleBench, Optimized
 rti ficationType=OUT
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