|By Business Wire||
|September 25, 2013 10:30 PM EDT||
Broadcom, Huawei, OPPO, Samsung Electronics and Spreadtrum today announced the formation of MobileBench, a new industry consortium formed to provide more effective hardware and system-level performance assessment of mobile devices. The consortium will initially focus on addressing the need of developers to better understand every element within the mobile platform and deliver optimal system-level performance to enhance the user experience.
As telecommunication networks evolve, mobile applications are being pressed to provide users with faster next-generation interfaces, based on clear environmental guidelines and industry parameters. MobileBench will provide mobile platform designers with more useful solutions based on speedy time-to-market analysis, and consumers with more reliable indices for better assessing the user experience. Setting impartial test guidelines and embracing more sophisticated evaluation methodology, the consortium believes its tools will be widely adopted by mobile device designers and engineers, to the benefit of OEMs and consumers alike.
The consortium, which is actively seeking new members, currently has five board members: Broadcom, Huawei, OPPO, Samsung and Spreadtrum. It held its inaugural meeting in Shenzhen today, which was attended by local government dignitaries and mobile device companies.
The MobileBench Consortium plans to soon introduce two professional engineering tracks: the MobileBench for hardware evaluation and the MobileBench-UX for testing system-level applications that address factors affecting the user experience. In the future, the consortium also intends to introduce a test system for consumers to evaluate personal mobile devices on their own.
The consortium’s first benchmark tool, MobileBench, is a comprehensive program designed for engineers and system designers, and was publicly demonstrated for the first time at the event. It is a performance assessment tool that expands mobile testing from simply assessing individual components and other conventional factors to include more sophisticated test focuses such as video/image file viewing, video filming, and other specific mobile modes and services to which users can clearly relate.
MobileBench evaluates hardware components. It consists of a mobile device, including core elements such as application processors, popular memory solutions, embedded storage (eMMC) and graphics memory chips. Besides analyzing these basic test areas, engineers can set up detailed parameters such as repetition and intervals, with each test result being monitored in real-time, allowing usage pattern and system status analyses. MobileBench-UX is designed for evaluating user centric applications such as switching among different apps, video shooting and viewing, and phone camera operations. Test results are immediate.
Dr. Byungse So, Senior Vice President, Memory Product Planning and
Application Engineering, Samsung Electronics
“With the cooperation of the mobile industry at large, the MobileBench Consortium is seeking to give top priority to providing users with added convenience and more usable features. Broad adoption of MobileBench’s applications will better delineate differences in performance and enable mobile system designers to deliver uniform performance in more diverse user environments at a faster pace.”
Rafael Sotomayor, Vice President, Mobile Platform Solutions, Broadcom
“The MobileBench Consortium will make significant inroads in providing objective ways to evaluate a mobile device’s performance in the real world. Together with other industry leaders, we will standardize many of the core benchmarking tools that developers and engineers use, as we accelerate innovation in the development of mobile applications.”
Companies interested in joining the consortium or seeking more information are asked to visit www.mobilebenchconsortium.org
About the MobileBench Consortium
MobileBench is a consortium of leading companies in the mobile industry dedicated to the development of performance assessment tools for industry-wide use with advanced mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Consisting of developers, adopters and honorary members, the MobileBench Consortium continues to seek new members from throughout the industry. For more information, visit www.mobilebenchconsortium.org.