Display Controller IP Core

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core, Qsys Component

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

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: Interface Protocols: HDMI

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

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

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V


The Display Controller IP Core enables the easy addition of a display to existing or future FPGA designs, allowing the system designer to focus on the main application instead of dealing with display control issues. In addition, there is no need for an external display controller device that would consume precious PCB space and unnecessarily extend the project’s BOM. With its modular design and strong scalability, the Display Controller IP Core perfectly fits the system requirements without wasting any FPGA resources. These unique features will also simplify the reuse of the Display Controller IP Core in future projects. Selecting our Display Controller IP Core for the display control needs of present or future projects will significantly reduce time to market as well as the overall system cost.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Cyclone V, 1024 Pixel Read Buffer, without 2D Accelerator, LVDS interface: 600 LUT, 750 REG, 4 BRAM (10k) Cyclone V, 1024 Pixel Read Buffer, with 2D Accelerator, LVDS interface: 1600 LUT, 1700 REG, 9 BRAM (10k)

    Getting Started

    Enclustra offers a free evaluation license with a reference design including a NIOS II to get started.

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2009
    Latest version of Quartus supported15.0
    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
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
    Source language
    Testbench languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedY
    Driver OS supportLinux
    User InterfaceAXI; Avalon-MM
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelSim PE
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Enclustra Mercury SA1 & Mercury+ PE1
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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