EEMBC updates, expands its Android benchmark

January 28, 2013

Bernard Cole-January 28, 2013

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)  has just released a new version of its AndEBench 1.0 Android platform benchmark and has begun work on a second generation version.

The new version allows users to interactively compare their scores to other smartphones and tablets. AndEBench can be downloaded for free from GooglePlay and the Amazon Appstore for Android.

While of great value to processor, system, and software vendors, the easy-to-run AndEBench tool also empowers end-users to validate and compare operations on their phones or tablets, many of which vary considerably in performance.

For AndEBench 2.0, the consortium’s working group will focus on both hardware- and platform-level tests. The hardware tests will include algorithms and applications to stress CPU,GPU and memory sub-systems performance.

The platform tests will replicate the performance of Android applications by using common services that many of these applications use; these services include GUI rendering, XML parsing, image operations, and cryptography.

The AndEBench working group is led by Ronen Zohar, Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation.

“While AndEBench 1.0 provides a way to measure the basic performance of the CPU inside a tablet or smartphone, AndEBench 2.0 will introduce the ability to measure platform performance as seen by the user, as well as providing the ability to report hardware sub-component performance,” he said. “Based on feedback from AndEBench users, our new interface makes it easy to compare your device’s score to others.”

EEMBC’s expanding database of AndEBench scores includes input from a wide variety of of smartphones and tablets,” said Markus Levy, EEMBC’s president. AndEBench source code and advanced features are available to members and licensees.

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