ZipAccel-C is a custom hardware implementation of a lossless data compression engine that complies with the Deflate, GZIP, and ZLIB compression standards. The megafunction receives uncompressed input files and produces compressed files. No post processing of the compressed files is required, as the megafunction encapsulates the compressed data payload with the proper headers and footers. Input files can be segmented, and segments from different files can be interleaved at the megafunction?s input. The megafunction's flexible architecture enables fine-tuning of its compression efficiency, throughput, and latency to match the requirements of the end application. Throughputs in excess of 100 Gbps are feasible even in low-cost FPGAs, and latency can be as small as a few tens of clock cycles.
ZipAccel-C reference designs have been evaluated in a variety of technologies. ZipAccel-C performance can scale by instantiating more search engines and/or Huffman decoders. Furthermore, other design options such as the search area window affect the silicon resources utilization. When configured with 1 Search Engine, 1 Dynamic Huffman Encoder, 4 KB History Window with a clock constraint of 200 MHz it uses 10,768 ALMs and 281,294 RAM bits in a Stratix V device.
IP Quality Metrics
|Year IP was first released||2011|
|Latest version of Quartus supported||15.1|
|Altera Customer Use|
|IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customer||Y|
Customer deliverables include the following:
|Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP||Bit Accurate Model|
|Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP||N|
|IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus Support||Y|
|Software drivers provided||N|
|Driver OS support||None|
|User Interface||AXI; Other: Streaming capable i/f|
|IP-XACT Metadata included||N|
|Simulators supported||ModelSim, Questa, NC-SIM|
|Hardware validated||N. Altera Board Name Various|
|Industry standard compliance testing performed||N|
|If No, is it planned?||N|
|IP has undergone interoperability testing||N|
|Interoperability reports available||N|
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