HDMI IP Core

From Intel® (formerly Altera)

HDMI IP Core Connection Diagram

The Intel® FPGA High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) compliant intellectual property (IP) core provides support for the next generation of video display interface technology. Due to its ability to send high-definition audio and video, HDMI has become the most common digital connection in consumer electronics.

The HDMI cable and connectors carry four differential pairs that are composed of three data channels and one clock channel.  You can use these channels to carry video, audio, and auxiliary data at a raw bit rate of up to 3.4 Gbps or 6 Gbps per channel. HDCP-encrypted transmission can also be integrated into our IP through one of Intel’s partners. Contact Bitec for more information.

HDMI 2.0 Demonstration

The following video demonstrates 4Kp60 resolution display using our HDMI IP Core on the Stratix® V GX Development Kit.

IP Core Feature

Description

Color support

  • 8, 10, 12 or 16 bits per color (bpc)
  • RGB and YCbCr 444, 422 and 420 color modes

Symbols per clock

1, 2, or 4 symbols per clock

Audio

2 or 8 channels of embedded audio

FPGA Device Family

One Symbol per Clock

Maximum Data Rate

Two Symbols per Clock

Maximum Data Rate

Four Symbols per Clock

Maximum Data Rate

HDMI Version

Arria® V

1,875 Mbps

3,276.8 Mbps

5,940 Mbps

v1.4 and v2.0

Stratix V

5,800 Mbps

5,940 Mbps

Not supported

v1.4 and v2.0

Arria 10

Not supported

5,940 Mbps

Not supported

v.1.4 and v2.0

Basics

Year IP was first released

2014

Latest version of Quartus® software supported

16.1

Status

Production

Deliverables

Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim*-Intel FPGA Edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No

Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP

None

Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP

Yes

IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus Support

Yes

Source language

Both Verilog and VHDL

Testbench language

Both Verilog and VHDL

Software drivers provided

No

Driver operating system (OS) support

N/A

Implementation

User interface

Other (Video Data)

IP-XACT metadata

No

Verification

Simulators supported

ModelSim, VCS, Riviera-PRO, NCSim

Hardware validated

Arria 10, Arria V, Stratix V

Industry standard compliance testing performed

Yes

If Yes, which test(s)?

HDMI Source/Sink Compliance Test CTS 1.4b

If Yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)?

Arria V

If Yes, date performed

2015-2016

If No, is it planned?

N/A

Interoperability

IP has undergone interoperability testing

Yes

If yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)

Arria V, Stratix V, Arria 10

Interoperability reports available

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Development Kits

The following development kits are available from Intel and Intel partners for you to get started on your designs.

FPGA Board

On-board HDMI Interface

BITEC Daughtercard

Arria 10 GX Development Kit

Transmit (TX) only

FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) daughtercard

TX and receive (RX)

Arria V GX Development Kit

TX only

High-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) daughtercard

TX and RX

Stratix V GX Development Kit

No

Design Examples

The following design example is available for you to run on the development kits. The block diagram is shown below.

Quartus Hardware Demonstration Block Diagram
Arria 10 UHD Video Reference Design Block Diagram

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