Software designed to handle any compression task in any application

09-06-2022 | Segger | Design & Manufacture

emCompress-PRO is a new all-in-one compression software from SEGGER and includes all industry-standard compression algorithms. The software is created to handle any compression task in any application, fulfilling requirements such as low memory usage, high speed, and on-the-fly processing.

It contains well-defined, highly efficient compression algorithms, including DEFLATE, LZMA and LZJU90, offering full interoperability with third-party and open-source tools and libraries. The software also comes with example code illustrating how to access standard archive formats such as Zip.

Being provided in source code form, it is ideal for usage in any embedded firmware and host applications.

"emCompress-PRO is the ultimate compression package," says Ivo Geilenbruegge, managing director at SEGGER. "It offers all the compression and decompression capabilities you'll ever need for any kind of system. One package fits all."

The software also comes with licenses for the more specialised members of the company's compression family: emCompress-ToGo with SMASH-2, designed to run on the smallest of microcontrollers, emCompress-Flex with LZMA for applications demanding high compression, and emCompress-Embed with multiple compression algorithms, optimised for compressing embedded data such as FPGA images.

To evaluate the software, a trial package is available for download. It incorporates tools to test and compare the algorithms' compression and decompression.

By Natasha Shek