11.1. About benchmarking and profiling

This chapter explains how to run benchmarks on the ARM processor, and shows you how to use the profiling facilities to help improve the size and performance of your code. It makes extensive use of the example programs in the ARM Software Development Toolkit, and contains a number of practical exercises for you to follow. You should therefore have access to the examples directory of the toolkit, and the ARM software tools themselves, while working through it.

When developing application software or comparing the ARM with another processor, it is often useful to measure:

Such information enables you to:

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