AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Au1100™ Processor Delivers Strong EEMBC Benchmark Scores
High-performance, low-power, highly integrated processor scores excellent marks on EEMBC’s five application-based benchmark suites
AUSTIN, TX --
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has published certified benchmark scores for the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Au1100™ processor for all five of EEMBC’s application-based benchmark suites.
Supported by members including AMD and more than 50 other leading processor and compiler companies, EEMBC benchmarks have become an industry standard for evaluating the capabilities of embedded processors and compilers according to objective, clearly defined criteria. Scores for the Au1100 processor have been verified by the independent EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL) to certify that they are repeatable and obtained according to EEMBC rules.
Providing a high-performance, low-power, highly integrated solution, the Au1100 processor addresses the needs of computing devices such as Web Pads, telematics, PDAs, and multimedia handheld computing devices. The processor also enables smaller form factors, shorter design cycles and simpler designs at multiple price-performance points.
The Au1100 processor running at a core operating frequency of 396MHz and using the Green Hills Software MULTI compiler, received the following consolidated Out-of-the-box EEMBC v1.1 scores:
“These certified EEMBC benchmark scores have allowed AMD to credibly demonstrate the performance benefits of its Au1100 processor, which are particularly impressive given the device’s low-power consumption,” said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. “Furthermore, the workloads delivered by the EEMBC benchmarks are an excellent tool for performing internal architecture validations that will ultimately benefit AMD’s customers."
“Based on the EEMBC results and other data, and depending upon the particular benchmark suite, we believe the Au1100 processor’s performance is 5 to 35 percent higher than competitive, low-power integrated system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors,” said Phil Pompa, vice president of marketing for AMD's Personal Connectivity Solutions group. “Also, the processor’s typical power consumption is up to 40% lower than published typical values from the competition. With improved power and integration, our customers are able to enjoy performance, power and system cost options not previously available. We are extremely pleased with the bar that has been set.”
EEMBC benchmarks offer designers an opportunity to compare device performance in specific applications according to objective, real-world criteria to best select the right embedded processors for their systems. Detailed score reports on the AMD Alchemy Solutions Au1100 processor are available for free from the ”Search Benchmark Scores” area of the EEMBC Web site accessed through: www.amd.com/eembc/au1100benchmark
About AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Au1100™ processor
The AMD Alchemy Au1100 processor is a System-on-a-Chip (SOC) based on the MIPS32™ instruction set and includes an enhanced, custom CPU core, customized memory controller and a set of industry standard communication peripherals. These integrated peripherals include: one 10/100 Ethernet MAC, USB Host and Device controller, LCD controller PCMCIA/Compact Flash interface, IrDA controller, AC97 interface (external CODEC required), two Secure Digital (SD) controllers, three UART's, two SSI controllers, EJTAG, and 48 General Purpose I/O (GPIO) pins.
Of special note, the Au1100 processor’s LCD controller, enables high quality graphics and video on mobile information appliances. The LCD controller is designed to drive single and dual panel color, TFT and STN displays up to 640x480 (VGA) or 800x600 (SVGA) at 16bpp supported through a unified SDRAM-based frame buffer. The LCD controller also features a display rotate for portrait-vs-landscape formatting of images. Combining high performance, low power and numerous peripherals makes the AU1100 processor ideally suited for battery powered, performance-demanding applications.
The Au1100 processor development boards and BSPS for Windows® CE.NET, Linux and VxWorks are available today.
About AMD Alchemy™ Solutions
The AMD Alchemy Solutions product line includes the Au1000™, Au1500™ and Au1100™ processors, development board kits and the Mobile Handheld, Driver Information, Access Equipment, and Portable Media Tablet reference design kits. In addition the AMD Alchemy Solution includes the Am1772™ WLAN chipset, the PC card and Mini PCI reference design kits. These products target non-PC Internet appliance markets, including computing devices, access devices, driver information systems and entertainment devices.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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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 micro controller-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL) in Texas and California.
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