JPEG streaming Encoder

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core, Qsys Component

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Evaluation Method: OpenCore

Technology: DSP: Video and Image Processing

Arria Series: Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone IV, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC

MAX Series: MAX 10

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V


This JPEG-Encoder IP has been designed for easy integration into all kinds of FPGAs. It has been highly optimized for a very small footprint and an excellent Fmax, enabling the use of low cost FPGAs. This IP enables FPGA-based applications to outperform DSP-based solutions and to address the most challenging markets. The JPEG-Encoder IP can compress Still Images and Video Streams and it comes with Raster-to-Block conversion integrated. Several popular input formats are supported natively (BT656, YUV, RGB), thus simplifying the connection to various image sensors or video streaming sources (Video Codecs, Ethernet streams etc). Deliverables include a very sophisticated HDL simulation environment for seamless development, verification and integration in the final application.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Encoder alone is ~3700 LEs or 1700 ALMs, 7 to 15 Memory blocks, 4 multipliers. Fmax > 170MHz on low-cost Cyclone IV-CV.

    Getting Started

    Demos are available on many existing boards, including AVDB / Clovis ! Demo available on low-cost Max10 DECA kit. Contact A.L.S.E

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2012
    Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
    Altera Customer Use
    IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

    Customer deliverables include the following:

    • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
    • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
    • Timing and/or layout constraints
    • Testbench or design example
    • Documentation with revision control
    • Readme file
    Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
    QIP File for Easy Integration
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    Testbench languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportno driver required
    User InterfaceAXI; Avalon-MM; Other: Avalon ST-video
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelsim
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name AVDB / Clovis and many others
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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