EEMBC “AndEBench” Standardizes Android Benchmarking

By Adrian Bridgwater, March 17, 2012 New benchmark provides equitable, unbiased, and repeatable test for Android smartphones and other connected devices The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has standardized its method of evaluating Android-enabled devices with a new benchmark, named AndEBench. AndEBench gives users an opportunity to validate and compare operations on their phones or tablets, many of which vary …

EEMBC “AndEBench” Standardizes Android Benchmarking

By Adrian Bridgwater, March 17, 2012 New benchmark provides equitable, unbiased, and repeatable test for Android smartphones and other connected devices The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has standardized its method of evaluating Android-enabled devices with a new benchmark, named AndEBench. AndEBench gives users an opportunity to validate and compare operations on their phones or tablets, many of which vary …

Fixing concurrency defects in multicore design

There are compelling reasons to move to multicore processor designs, but the risk is that doing so introduces the risk of concurrency defects in the software. These are easy to introduce – even apparently innocent code can harbor nasty multithreading bugs – and notoriously difficult to diagnose and eliminate when they occur.  GrammaTech’s Paul Anderson presents some techniques to mitigate …

Basics of core-based FPGA design: Part 1 – core types & trade-offs

In this Product How-Two article, the Cadence authors describe how to use the company’s Verification IP solutions framework to implement ARM’s AMBA 4 Coherency Extensions (ACE) in embedded SoC designs. The challenges facing designers of the next generation of devices such as multimedia smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are many. They have to deliver highly responsive systems yet …