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News Release from: Atmel Corporation | Subject: AVR32
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 14 February 2006

Novel 32bit core claims benchmark

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A new 32bit embedded CPU architecture features an integrated DSP and SIMD instruction set for computationally intensive power-constrained embedded systems.

Atmel has announced a new 32bit embedded CPU architecture, with an integrated DSP and SIMD instruction set for computationally intensive, power-constrained embedded systems The company plans to use the core in new families of 32bit standard product AVR controllers targeted at wireless, battery-powered applications that include consumer infotainment, point of sales terminals, biometric scanners, voice recognition and motion detection

The AVR32 core consistently outperforms competing 32bit MCUs 32bit cores in every EEMBC benchmark for performance and code density, allowing it to execute the same functionality with fewer clock cycles, substantially reducing power consumption.

For example, comparable processors, frequently used in portable applications, require up to 266MHz clock frequencies to execute quarter-VGA MPEG4 decoding at 30 frames per second.

The AVR32 can execute the same application with a 100MHz clock (166% faster, with obvious implications for power consumption).