Media Alert: BOPS, Improv Systems, and TriMedia Technologies Team Up to Disclose SDK Test Results in ESC Boston Press Conference
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Which embedded processor vendors are bold enough to have their SDKs scrutinized and evaluated by an outside agency? You'll find out at a special joint press conference to be presented by EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL), BOPS, Improv Systems, and TriMedia Technologies at ESC Boston.
The press conference will take place Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. in Room 205 of the Hynes Convention Center.
In this joint event, BOPS, Improv Systems, and TriMedia Technologies will disclose test results for their software developer kits in the first public launch of ECL First Impressions testing and product analysis -- a new service under which the ECL is evaluating compiler quality, documentation, support, and ease of use for SDKs according to a uniform set of criteria. Texas Instruments and WindRiver have also endorsed ECL First Impressions.``
Until now, SDK providers lacked a neutral, objective means of evaluating their tools -- other than placing them in the hands of customers and hoping that no obvious flaws were overlooked in the rush to bring a new product to market,`` said Alan R. Weiss, ECL chairman and chief technology officer. ''With ECL First Impressions, embedded processor manufacturers and other SDK providers can identify bugs and other areas for improvement during preliminary stages of development -- and make any needed fixes before distributing the product to customers.``
At the Sept. 5 press conference, test results from BOPS, Improv Systems, and TriMedia Technologies will provide real-world examples of how ECL First Impressions testing works -- and its benefits for both manufacturers and embedded processor users.
About the EEMBC Certification Laboratories (ECL)
ECL is the testing and certification facility of EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. With offices in Texas and California, ECL provides cost-effective software and software/hardware testing, analysis, benchmarking, certification of benchmark scores, strategic consulting/investment due diligence, and technical documentation services. ECL's global clientele includes more than 50 leading semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers of development tools, as well as customers for these organizations, for which ECL offers a range of confidential consulting services.
Providing the embedded industry fair and certified benchmarks grounded in real-world applications, EEMBC is composed of more than 50 of the world's leading and most influential semiconductor, intellectual property, and venture capital/investment companies. EEMBC members are committed to helping customers get product easier and faster through fair benchmarking and establishment of industry standards.
EEMBC standards specify 46 different benchmarks, each representing a different workload and stressing a different processor capability. Benchmark suites are organized to test devices for performance in Automotive/Industrial, Networking, Consumer, Office Automation, and Telecom applications. Benchmarks are also available for 8/16 bit devices separately. Simulation-based, certified benchmark scores are published in a separate section from hardware-based certified benchmark scores on the EEMBC Web site (www.eembc.org).
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