Features and Benefits

  • Up to 400 MHz high performance Blackfin processor
    Two 16-bit MACs, two 40-bit ALUs, four 8-bit video ALUs, 40-bit shifter
    RISC-like register and instruction model for ease of programming and compiler-friendly support
    Advanced debug, trace, and performance monitoring
  • Wide range of operating voltages
  • Qualified for Automotive Applications
  • 168-ball CSP_BGA or 176-lead LQFP_EP (with exposed pad)
  • See datasheet for additional features

Product Details

The ADSP-BF512 / ADSP-BF514 / ADSP-BF516 / ADSP-BF518 processors are members of the Blackfin® family of products, incorporating the Analog Devices/Intel Micro Signal Architecture (MSA). Blackfin processors combine a dual-MAC state-of-the-art signal processing engine, the advantages of a clean, orthogonal RISC-like microprocessor instruction set, and single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) multimedia capabilities into a single instruction-set architecture.

The processors are completely code compatible with other Blackfin processors.


  • 116K bytes of on-chip memory
  • External memory controller with glueless support for SDRAM and asynchronous 8-bit and 16-bit memories
  • Flexible booting options from OTP memory, external SPI/parallel memories, or from SPI/UART host devices
  • Code security with Lockbox secure technology
  • One-time-programmable (OTP) memory
  • Memory management unit providing memory protection

See datasheet for additional features

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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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