Features and Benefits

  • 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

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.

Downloads And Related Software

Software Development Kit

Software Development Tools

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:

   Memory (Bytes)
Module  Image Width  Image Height   Code
Data RAM  Data ROM   Average Cycles / pel
 Decode GIF


  • 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

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.

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