Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military

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


MRA Digital’s HDMI/DVI RX PHY core provides an easy solution to implement HDMI/DVI Receiver inside Altera FPGA devices. By integrating HDMI receiver inside FPGA eliminates the need for an external HDMI Receiver chip thus providing significant cost saving as well as saves PCB real estate. MRA HDMI RX core uses FPGA regular I/Os to implement high speed serial lanes making it possible to use low cost FPGA devices in high speed applications. Alternatively, on Altera high-end FPGA devices by implementing HDMI interface using regular I/Os provides savings in Giga bit transceiver resources which can be employed to implement other high speed interfaces.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    The FPGA resource estimate for the HDMI RX PHY core on MAX10 device is as follows: -FPGA I/O Pins: 8 -Logic Cells: 679 -Dedicate Logic Registers: 560 -Memory Bits: 480 -M9Ks: 3 -PLL: 1 -DSP Elements: 0 The resource consumption is expected to be similar on other Altera devices.

    Getting Started

    MRA has an HDMI demo platform as well as a daughter card for the MAX10. Please contact MRA for more details.

    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 customerN

    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 SupportY
    Source language
    Testbench languageVerilog
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportNIOS
    User InterfaceOther: n/a
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelsim Altera Edition
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name MAX10 Development Kit + Daughter Card
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?Y
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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