Graphics Accelerator for Android

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: Processors and Peripherals: Embedded Processors

Arria Series: Arria V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone V SoC


FUJISOFT developed a Graphics Accelerator IP core that can boost graphical processing when using an Altera SoC device. We implemented a smooth-running Android OS onto Altera SoC to demonstrate the IP's performance capabilities. FUJISOFT created an Android platform that includes the standard open source Android OS verion 4.0.4 ICS running on top of the Linux Kernal from Altera's BSP. Android graphics processing is supported in the FPGA using the FUJISOFT IP core.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Cyclone? V SoC Development Kit (Altera) Multi-touch LCD Module?Terasic? Resolution 800x480 Pixels with GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR for Android\tvs. without GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR for Android 1. CPU usage???\t19.0 (with)\t48.8 (without) 2.Frame rate?fps]\t55 (with)\t33 (without)

    Getting Started

    Android has grown to be the number one smartphone operating system. While Android continues to be the most popular OS for smartphones and tablets, it is also being adopted for other embedded devices and industrial equipment. However, high-performance CPUs are rarely used in embedded applications and the implementation of relatively low-performing CPUs will slow down the Android drawing process. This product is the solution!

    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
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
    Source language
    Testbench languageVerilog
    Software drivers providedY
    Driver OS supportNIOS II
    User InterfaceAvalon-MM
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedNo
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Cyclone? V SoC Development Kit (Altera)
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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