BOPS Certified DSP Performance Shatters Industry Records Again.Business Editors/Technology Writers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2001
Power Efficiency More Than Ten Times Better than TI's C'6416, Making
BOPS BOPS Billions Of Operations Per Second
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BOPS Billion of Operations per Second WirelessRay Core Especially Well Suited for Wireless and Mobile
BOPS, Inc., the leading provider of programmable broadband digital signal processing See DSP.
Digital Signal Processing - (DSP) Computer manipulation of analog signals (commonly sound or image) which have been converted to digital form (sampled). (DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive ) cores, today announced that its parallel-optimizing HALO(TM) C compiler Noun 1. C compiler - a compiler for programs written in C
compiling program, compiler - (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program has enabled BOPS(R) 0.25 micron, 136 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. Manta silicon to achieve an industry-leading score of 181 on the EEMBC EEMBC EDN Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (Electronic Design News Magazine) Telecom benchmark suite for optimized C code, as certified by the independent EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL (Emitter-Coupled Logic) A digital circuit composed of bipolar transistors in which the emitter ends are wired together. ECL gates switch faster than TTL gates, but consume more power. See TTL, I2L and bipolar.
"Halo now enables customers to unlock the inherent efficiencies that result by mapping parallel algorithms and data flow onto hardware that is organized the same way," noted Steven E. Schulz, vice president, corporate marketing. "Results of proprietary comparative benchmarks made public by TI indicate that BOPS WirelessRay(TM) core, with Halo v1.5, now achieves a performance-to-power efficiency ratio advantage of 14 times that of TI's 600MHz C'64x for typical communication algorithms. BOPS can now deliver C'6x performance with C'5x power consumption. This confirms our belief that WirelessRay is ideal for wireless and mobile media applications, where performance demands are high and power must be low."
The 30 percent performance leap past BOPS' own record score of 139 (see press release dated October 9, 2001 at http://www.bops.com/news/), is more than four times greater than TI's 300 MHz C'6203 and was achieved entirely through optimizations in the production HALO compiler, with no target silicon changes from the prior certification. This implies that customers who use Halo v1.5 to target BOPS' latest 0.13 micron WirelessRay core, clocked at less than 160 MHz in their system-on-chip (SOC), can achieve DSP performance exceeding TI's 600 MHz C'6416 DSP, while consuming just 7-10 percent of the power.
"The excellent EEMBC benchmark performance of BOPS product speaks well of the power of parallel processing parallel processing, the concurrent or simultaneous execution of two or more parts of a single computer program, at speeds far exceeding those of a conventional computer. and the HALO compiler," said Will Strauss, president of DSP watcher Forward Concepts.
"BOPS' certified EEMBC score of 181, which shows incredible improvement over their previous score, is particularly significant because the TeleMark Telemark (tĕ`ləmärk), county (1995 pop. 163,143), 5,915 sq mi (15,320 sq km), SE Norway, bordering on the Skagerrak in the east. Skien (the capital), Porsgrunn, Kragerø, and Notodden are the chief towns. suite is an excellent predictor of realistic DSP performance for a customer's signal processing See DSP. applications," stated Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "Furthermore, while performance is a must for customers developing next-generation telecommunications products, the simultaneous need for power efficiency has never been greater."
Based in Mountain View, Calif., BOPS, Inc. licenses and integrates scalable broadband DSP cores used in communications, mobile multimedia and wireless SOCs. BOPS offers a complete SOC prototyping environment for accelerated time to market, reduced risk, and ease of integration with ARM and MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. . BOPS(R)-based SOCs are supported by an extensive alliance of hardware, software, and design partners. For more information, please visit: http://www.bops.com
Providing the embedded industry fair and certified benchmarks grounded in real-world applications, EEMBC is composed of more than 40 of the world's leading and most influential semiconductor and intellectual property companies. EEMBC members are committed to helping customers get product easier and faster through fair benchmarking and establishment of industry standards. Benchmarking fairness is provided through the EEMBC Certification Labs (http://www.ebenchmarks.com) with offices in Texas and California. Certified benchmarking results are posted on the EEMBC Web site at http://www.eembc.org/benchmark.
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