ON Semiconductor Joins EEMBC to Collaborate in Development of Low-Power Microcontroller and IoT Benchmarks

El Dorado Hills, CA, US – Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – EEMBC today announced that ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) has joined the EEMBC Low Power Subcommittee, focused on developing benchmarks targeting ultra-low power microcontrollers and edge-node devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). ON Semiconductor is a company that is internationally recognized for technology driving energy efficiency innovations. Its expanding portfolio of wireless solutions includes the new RSL10 product family representing some of the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth® low energy radio SoCs, as well as products supporting IEEE 802.15.4-2006, and 6LoWPAN – technologies that are on the roadmap for testing in EEMBC’s Low Power work group.

“We are excited to be part of the EEMBC benchmark efforts, as it is difficult to find respectable and reliable benchmarks backed by the microcontroller industry,” said Michel De Mey, Sr. Director of ON Semiconductor’s Medical & Wireless Products Division. “We are kicking off our membership with the publication of CoreMark® results for the RSL10 product family, and taking advantage of the benchmark certification services provided by the EEMBC Technology Center. Our Arm Cortex-M3 performance results indicate a certification score of 159.46 at 48 MHz, which is 3.32 CoreMark/MHz and translates to a very low-power score of 248.5 CoreMark/mA at 3V. Adding in the 32-bit DSP joint score, the total CoreMark performance is 283.8 CoreMark @ 48 MHz (5.91 CoreMark/MHz), which is industry leading in its class.”

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help ensure predictable performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of applications and disciplines. EEMBC benchmarks are expanding into several important areas focused on the IoT and autonomous driving (e.g., ADAS).

The Low Power Subcommittee is comprised of the IoTConnect work group and ULPMark work group. IoTConnect has produced its initial benchmark, IoTMark-BLE, which tests the efficiency of microcontrollers and Bluetooth radios. ULPMark has produced a combination of benchmarks that target the efficiency of microcontroller cores and peripherals; results are available online.

“With ON Semiconductor’s strength in ultra-low-power wireless transceivers, they will quickly prove their value to our IoTConnect work group, as we discuss tough challenges in standardizing parameters associated with various radio protocols,” said Peter Torelli, EEMBC President and CTO. “I look forward to their active participation and continued publication of EEMBC benchmark results.”

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