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
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
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.