Cypress Joins Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced that Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) has joined EEMBC as a member of the consortium’s workgroup focused on developing multicore and system-level benchmarks for automotive/industrial applications.

“Cypress makes a notable addition to EEMBC’s automotive/industrial subcommittee,” said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. “We’re pleased to count the company among the industry leaders that have recognized the benefits of industry-standard EEMBC benchmarks for processor vendors and their customers alike. We welcome Cypress as an active participant in our work to develop EEMBC benchmarks that will support more complex processor architectures.”

EEMBC’s benchmarks are based on the fundamental algorithms and functions of key embedded applications, and they represent workloads that provide good metrics for comparing system performance. Next-generation EEMBC benchmarks now under development will meet the advanced needs of today’s designers by addressing multicore processor implementations and the impact on performance of buses, peripherals, memory, operating systems, software drivers, and auto-code generators.

“The development of system-level benchmarks that allow engineers to make unbiased comparisons between platforms is an important activity, and we’re happy to lend our expertise to the EEMBC,” said Ata Khan, vice president of technical staff at Cypress. “We have a unique perspective in this area based on the architecture of our PSoC(R) mixed-signal arrays, which include a microcontroller core and both analog and digital programmable blocks.”

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC(R) Programmable System-on-Chip(TM), USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB(TM) radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge(TM) and EZ-USB(R) FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY.

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, 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.

EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.