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"A Case for I/O Response Benchmarking of Microprocessors" accepted for publication at IECON 2012

An article entitled "A Case for I/O Response Benchmarking of Microprocessors" by Goncalo Martins, David Lacey, Allistair Moses, myself and Kimon Valavanis has been accepted for publication at the 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2012). Abstract follows:

The main goal of this paper is to describe a new methodology to evaluate the I/O responsiveness of microprocessors. This addresses the need for bench- marks for real-time systems that measure critical properties for system design that are not currently handled by traditional performance benchmarks. The benchmark developed under this methodology is tested on three microprocessor architectures: ARM, PIC and XMOS. The results of the benchmarks show that the response latency of systems can vary sig- nificantly between architectures and under different system loads.