The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium has selected Patrick Leteinturier, automotive system senior principal at Infineon Technologies to chair its automotive and industrial subcommittee and lead the consortium's development of next-generation automotive benchmarks.
Leteinturier holds patents for powertrain architectures and serves as a consultant for OEMs and system suppliers designing powertrain systems.
The EEMBC automotive subcommittee’s mandate is to develop a benchmark suite that specifies and measures performance and energy among system components, including processor cores, buses, peripherals, memory, compilers, profilers, operating systems, software drivers and auto-code generators.
"The simple microcontrollers formerly used in automobiles are now being replaced by powerful number-crunchers whose performance can no longer be measured in MIPS,” said Leteinturier. “Instead, their effectiveness is based on a coherent partitioning between analog and digital, hardware and software, tools and methodology."
EEMBC members include Adaptec, Altera Corp., AMCC, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International, ARM, Atmel, Broadcom, CodeSourcery, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, IPFlex, LSI Logic, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mentor Graphics, MIPS Technologies, MQX Embedded, National Instruments, National Semiconductor, NEC Electronics, Nokia, Oki Electric Industry, Patriot Scientific, Philips Semiconductors, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, Sandbridge Technologies, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Stretch Inc., Sun Microsystems, Sunplus Technology, Tao Group, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VIA Technologies and Wind River Systems.