Product Details

GIF is a common file format used in Windows for handling graphics files. It uses LZW compression format. The data movement for the module can be configured for either cache mode or through MDMA. It is a self-contained software component that has been rigorously tested. It contains an intuitive C-callable API that is interruptible, maintains flexibility and provides seamless system integration.


  • Conformant to GIF87a, GIF89a
  • Cache: Both Instruction and Data Cache enabled
  • MDMA: One channel Memory DMA is used
  • Code compatible across the Blackfin Processor Family ADSP-BF5xx
  • MISRA-C compliant
  • Target Processor s: ADSP-BF561, ADSP-BF533, ADSP-BF527, ADSP-BF548
  • Release format : Object Code with source code wrapper
  • Input format: GIF
  • Output format : RGBA
  • Image size: User configurable
  • Multi instancing : Fully re-entrant and multi-instance capable

System Requirements

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit only).
  • Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate SP2 (32-bit only). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (32 and 64-bit). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Minimum of 2 GHz single core processor, 3.3 GHz dual core is recommended.
  • Minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM), 4 GB is recommended.
  • Minimum of 2 GB hard disk (HDD) space is required.

Related Hardware

  • Processor: BF52x, BF53x, BF54x, BF561 processor families. Demonstration applications provided to on ADSP-BF527or ADSP-BF533 or ADSP-BF548 or ADSP-BF561 EZ-KIT Lite.
Hardware: One of the following development hardware combinations

Performance Metrics

MIPS summary:

  Memory (Bytes) Performance
Module Image Width Image Height Code Stack Data RAM Data ROM Average Cycles / pel MIPS
Decode GIF 225 65 6008 196 43744 -- 171.51 37.62

  • Performance (average cycles per pel) measured on ADSP-BF533.
  • MIPS is measured as ((cycles/pel) * (image width) * (image height) * (frames/second) / 10^6). (It is assumed that frames/second = 15 for calculation)
  • Code compatible across all ADSP-BF5xx processors, with silicon anomaly workarounds implemented for ADSP-BF527(0.2), ADSP-BF533(0.5), ADSP-BF548(0.2) and ADSP-BF561(0.5)
  • "Data RAM" for one instance, includes Scratch and Instance/State

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Availability and Licensing

Each module supports the Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Blackfin or SHARC Processor family and is a licensed product that is available in object code format. Recipients must sign or accept a license agreement with ADI prior to being shipped or downloading the modules identified in the license agreement.

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