ARM, NI team up on processor power optimization

November 28, 2012

Bernard Cole-November 28, 2012

Just released by ARM Ltd. is its DS-5 toolchain version 5.12, in which the internal Streamline Performance Analyzer has been upgraded to allow connection to National Instruments data acquisition devices.

The analyzer is designed to provide performance and power optimization of ARM processor-based SoCs running Android and Linux operating systems and can be used by developers to correlate thread activity and application events with performance counters from different system components such as CPUs, GPUs and fabric. This makes it possible to spot bottlenecks and areas for improvement in the software.

ARM Streamline currently supports NI X and M series USB DAQ devices and extends its functionality with the visualization of voltage, current and/or power consumption on multiple power domains.

NI X and M series USB DAQ devices provide up to 18-bit resolution, 80 channels of analogue voltage input and simultaneous sampling. A fully featured 30-day evaluation copy of ARM DS-5 Professional Edition v5.12 is available online.

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