JPEG-D-S: Baseline JPEG Decoder

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

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-D-S core is a high-performance JPEG decoder supporting the Baseline Sequential DCT mode of the ISO/IEC 10918-1 standard. It is suitable for decompressing JPEG images and the video payload of Motion-JPEG container formats.. The core decodes one color sample per clock cycle, and is able to process Full-HD 1080p video in most FPGA devices. Once programmed, the easy-to-use decoder operates on a standalone basis, parsing marker segments and decompressing coded data with no assistance from a host processor. SoC integration is straightforward thanks to standardized AMBA® interfaces: AXI Streaming for pixel and decompressed data, and a 32-bit APB slave interface for registers access.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    The JPEG-X-S core can be mapped to any Intel FPGA Device (provided sufficient silicon resources are available) and optimized to suit the particular project’s requirements. The core occupies approximately 4,000 ALMs, 5 DSPs and 32Kbits of memory, and can process 1080p60 on Arria 10 or Stratix V devices, or 720p60 in Max 10 devices. Please contact CAST to discuss resource utilization and performance for your application and target device.

    Getting Started

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    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2016
    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
    Software Model
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    Testbench languageVerilog
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportDrivers are not required
    User InterfaceAXI
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelsim, Questa, NCSIM
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name StartixV GX and Arria V development kits
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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