EEMBC Launches OABench(TM) 2.0 Second-Generation Office Automation Benchmark Suite for Embedded Processors

Oct 16, 2007, 01:00 ET from EEMBC

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded
 Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today launched OABench(TM) 2.0,
 a second-generation, significantly enhanced office-automation benchmark
 suite that gives users the ability to approximate the performance of
 embedded microprocessors in printers, plotters, and other systems that
 handle text and image processing tasks.
     The OABench 2.0 suite consists of five benchmarks, each with its own
 datasets, including entirely new Bezier and Ghostscript tests.
     The new Ghostscript benchmark provides an indication of the potential
 performance of an embedded processor running a PostScript printer engine.
 Performance is measured using nine input files reflecting different aspects
 of PostScript language processing, as well as six output drivers reflecting
 the different types of processing found in common printer engines. The new
 Bezier benchmark interpolates a set of points defined by the four points of
 a Bezier curve and stresses the ability of embedded microprocessors to
 perform division, multiplication, and scalar processing tasks.
     In addition to these new benchmarks, OABench 2.0 introduces enhanced
 dithering, image rotation, and text parsing benchmarks with new datasets; a
 cyclical redundancy checksum (CRC) feature for self-checking; as well as
 the ability to view processed output files.
     "OABench is a popular benchmark suite, not only because it reflects the
 workloads that processors encounter in office automation equipment, but
 also because its tests have applicability to any type of application in
 which text and images are processed," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president.
 "Furthermore, even if you're not working on a printer or image processing
 application, the workload provided by OABench 2.0 will stress processors at
 all levels."
     OABench 2.0 is available to companies that become members of EEMBC and
 also by license to commercial and academic users. Pricing for a single-user
 commercial license is $2,500. Further information is available at
     About EEMBC
     EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and
 certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers
 select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor
 submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing
 different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking,
 consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and
 network storage-related applications. With members including leading
 semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC
 establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results
 through the EEMBC Technical Center.
     EEMBC's members include Adaptec, Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC
 International, ARM, Artifex Software, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, CEVA, Code
 Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale
 Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems
 AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies,
 Intel, LSI Logic, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial,
 Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National
 Instruments, NEC Electronics, Netcleus Systems, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors,
 Oki Electric Industry Co, PA Semi, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red
 Hat, Renesas Technology, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics,
 Sun Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VIA Technologies,
 and Wind River Systems.
     OABench is a trademark and EEMBC is a registered trademark of the
 Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks
 appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.