Features and Benefits

  • Supports both OpenGL-ES and OpenCV wrapper APIs.
  • BF609 project demonstrating usage of PIXC in blending and color conversion is included.
  • Cache: I Cache & D Cache in Release and Debug mode.
  • MDMA: One channel Memory DMA is used.
  • Both ITU-R BT.656 (for TV) and RGB888/BGR888/RGB565 (for LCD) format supported.
  • Line: Horizontal, Vertical and of any slope.
  • Polyline/Polygon: Supported.
  • Rectangle: Draw, Fill, Brush and Rounded Rectangle
  • Circle/Ellipse: Draw, Fill, Brush, Brush Fill
  • Circular/Elliptical Arc/Circular Pie : Supported
  • Set/Get Pixel: Supported
  • Bit block transfer (Bitblt): Supported. Stretched and shrinked Bitblt also supported. Support of memory DMA is also available for bit block transfer operation to enhance its operation.
  • Pixblt/Alphablt, Alpha Pixblt, Chroma Key, Text Rendering: Supported
  • Alpha Blending of overlays,Per Pixel Alpha Blending, Dirty Sync Operation: Supported.
  • Input format : ARGB, UYVY (lines, rectangle draw/fill and text)
  • Input Format: 8/16-bit PGM, 24/48-bit PPM
  • Output Format: 8/16-bit PGM, 24/48-bit PPM

Product Details

The Blackfin 2D Graphics Library (BF2DGL) is a collection of Graphics primitives to help solve the Graphics rendering problem of ADI-Blackfin users. These primitives have been optimized to run on the Analog Devices’ Blackfin BF-5xx processor family. All the primitives can be drawn in ARGB format while a limited set of the primitives is also supported in UYVY format. The primitives are based on Open GL-ES/OpenCV APIs and they are supported with wrapper example code for OpenGL-ES/OpenCV, GLUT and extended APIs. A demonstration code is also provided to demonstrate the usage of the various graphics rendering primitives on Blackfin.

The module contains a standard C-callable API. The code has been implemented using Instruction Cache, Data Cache and Memory DMA to optimize the graphics rendering performance.

Downloads And Related Software

Software Development Tools

CrossCore Embedded Studio

CrossCore® Embedded Studio is a world-class integrated development environment (IDE) for the Analog Devices Blackfin®, SHARC® and ARM processor families.

VisualDSP++ 5.1

VisualDSP++ for Blackfin, SHARC, and TigerSHARC processors is an easy-to-install and easy-to-use integrated software development and debugging environment (IDDE) that enables efficient management of projects from start to finish from within a single interface.


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.

Performance Metrics

MIPS summary:

Graphics Primitive and Operation  ADSP-BF609
Horizontal Line Draw
14 55 16
Vertical Line Draw
52 127 48
Slant Line Draw
80 138 103
Poly line
(t = 1)
(t = 1)
(t = 1)
(t = 2)
(t = 2)
(t = 2)
84 128 95

  • t = thickness of the primitive
  • Measurements above for projects on CrossCore Embedded Studio. For more details on cycle counts on ADSP-BF561 on VisualDSP++ 5.1, refer the Product Specs.
  • One channel Memory DMA is used.
  • Measurements done with Anti-aliasing enabled.
  • Performance data are dependent on the dimensions of the primitives.
  • BF561 supported for VisualDSP++5.1 project and ADSP-BF707/ADSP-BF533/ADSP-BF609 for CrossCore Embedded Studio 1.1.0 projects.

Systems 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.
  • CrossCore Embedded Studio for Analog Devices Processors.
  • VisualDSP++ for Analog Devices Processors.

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