SH4-202 optimized benchmark results for EEMBC
23 April, 2003 - SuperH, Inc., the leading supplier of multimedia RISC CPU cores, today announced that it has received outstanding scores from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) for its SH4-202 RISC CPU core family.
The SH4-202 was tested against EEMBC benchmark suites that represent the performance of embedded processors in automotive/industrial and consumer applications. Under optimized test conditions with EEMBC benchmark source code optimized using assembly coding, the SH4-202 received record breaking scores of 1.15378 Automarks and .20483 Consumermarks per MHz.
The benchmark scores were obtained in a cycle-accurate, 266-MHz simulation using the open-source GNU gcc 3.2.1 Vienna 1.3 beta compiler.
"Our Full Fury scores for the SH4-202 demonstrate the unleashed potential of the SH-4 core and its high-performance 4-way vector FPU, which enable a whole new category of advanced graphics and video applications for consumer embedded systems," said Rick Chapman, VP of Marketing & Sales at SuperH, Inc. "These new scores provide a further validation of our architecture while providing a significant measure of processor performance according to standards that the industry has agreed upon."
CPU cores in the SH-4 family are based on a 32-bit SuperH RISC core available as a soft core or a range of hard cores optimized for different silicon processes. The published EEMBC scores are benchmarked on the SH4-202 with 2-way, 32-KB data and 16-KB instruction caches. System-on-chip products based on the SH-4 core utilize the SuperHyway™, a configurable on-chip memory-mapped split-transaction packet-routing interconnect capable of supporting high-bandwidth and low-latency transactions.
"These certified EEMBC benchmark scores have allowed SuperH to credibly demonstrate the performance benefits of its SH-4 architecture," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "SuperH is also the first EEMBC member to provide optimized scores for a device using the EEMBC automotive/industrial benchmark suite, which demonstrates the company's commitment to this market segment."
About EEMBC and ECL
EEMBC 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 microcontroller-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL) in Texas and California.