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BOPS Certified DSP Performance Shatters Industry Records Again.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2001

Power Efficiency More Than Ten Times Better than TI's C'6416, Making

BOPS WirelessRay Core Especially Well Suited for Wireless and Mobile


BOPS, Inc., the leading provider of programmable broadband digital signal processing (DSP) cores, today announced that its parallel-optimizing HALO(TM) C compiler has enabled BOPS(R) 0.25 micron, 136 MHz Manta silicon to achieve an industry-leading score of 181 on the EEMBC Telecom benchmark suite for optimized C code, as certified by the independent EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL).

"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, 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 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 suite is an excellent predictor of realistic DSP performance for a customer's signal processing 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."

About BOPS

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. BOPS(R)-based SOCs are supported by an extensive alliance of hardware, software, and design partners. For more information, please visit:


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 ( with offices in Texas and California. Certified benchmarking results are posted on the EEMBC Web site at

Note to editors: BOPS is a registered trademark and WirelessRay is a trademark of BOPS, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
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