Creating Intelligent Vision Designs

Altera and its partners offer a wide range of tools to help you resolve common intelligent vision challenges and significantly shorten your design cycle. To learn more, browse through our available FPGA development kits, daughter cards, reference designs, and IP cores.

Category Product name Supported Devices Qsys Compliant Provider
Video & Image Signal Processing

Video and Image Processing Suite

Stratix® V GX, Stratix V GT, Arria® V GX, Arria V GT,Cyclone® V GX, Cyclone V GT, Cyclone IV GX,Cyclone III LS, Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix III E,Cyclone III, Stratix II GX, Arria GX, Cyclone II,Stratix II, Cyclone, Stratix, Stratix GX
  Intel
CAMFE: Camera Front-End Processor Core Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST Inc.
CXC-1 Configurable Cross Converter Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT,Cyclone III, Cyclone III LS, Cyclone IV GX,Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT, Arria II GX, Arria V GX,Arria V GT   Crucial IP Inc.
VPC-1 Video Processor and Deinterlacer with Line-Doubled Output Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT,Cyclone III, Cyclone III LS, Cyclone IV GX,Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT, Arria II GX, Arria V GX,Arria V GT   Crucial IP Inc.
VPC-3 Mosquito/Block Noise Reducer Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT,Cyclone III, Cyclone III LS, Cyclone IV GX,Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT, Arria II GX, Arria V GX,Arria V GT   Crucial IP Inc.
VPC-5 Adaptive Detail Enhancer Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT,Cyclone III, Cyclone III LS, Cyclone IV GX, Cyclone V GX,Cyclone V GT, Arria II GX, Arria V GX, Arria V GT   Crucial IP Inc.
VSC-1 Video Scaler with Shrink and Zoom Support Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT,Cyclone III, Cyclone III LS, Cyclone IV GX, Cyclone V GX,Cyclone V GT, Arria II GX, Arria V GX, Arria V GT   Crucial IP Inc.
Stereo Vision Cyclone V SoC - Fujisoft
Video Analytics

Multi-Core Video Analytics Engine (MVE)

(for surveillance, ADAS and UAS applications)

Cyclone IV

Cyclone V SoC

- Sensity (Eutecus)
Connectivity & Bridging

 

DisplayPort
Stratix V, Arria 10, Arria V, Cyclone V   Intel
HDMI

Stratix V, 

Arria 10, Arria V

- Intel
SDI Stratix V, Arria 10, Arria V, Cyclone V - Intel
Bitec HDMI 2.0a IP Core Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC - Bitec
DisplayPort 1.3 IP Core Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC - Bitec
HDCP IP Core Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC - Bitec
V-by-One HS Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC
- Bitec
Camera Link Transceiver IP Core Cyclone IV - Microtronix Inc.
MIPI CSI-2 Controller Core Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10
- Northwest Logic, Inc.
MIPI DSI Controller Core Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - Northwest Logic, Inc.
iPORT NTx-GigE (GigE Vision)
Cyclone V - Pleora Technologies
iPORT NTx-U3 (USB3 Vision) Cyclone V
  Pleora Technologies
Video Compression H264 Encoder Micro Footprint Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC
- A2e Technologies
JPEG 2000 Decoder (HD/UHD/4K) (BA109) Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC - Barco Silex

JPEG 2000 Encoder (HD/UHD/4K) (BA110)

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC - Barco Silex

JPEG Baseline Encoder (BA116)

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10, MAX V - Barco Silex

VC-2 High Quality Video Decoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10, MAX V - Barco Silex
VC-2 High Quality Video Encoder Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10, MAX V - Barco Silex

H264-D-BP: Low-Latency AVC/H.264 Baseline Profile Decoder Core

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Cyclone V, MAX 10
- CAST, Inc.

H264-E-BPF - Ultra-fast, 4k-Capable, AVC/H.264 Baseline Profile Encoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.

H264-E-BPS: Low-Power AVC/H.264 Baseline Profile Encoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.

H265-MP-D: HEVC/H.265 Main Profile Video Decoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V
- CAST, Inc.

JPEG-D-S: Baseline JPEG Decoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.

JPEG-DX-F: Ultra-Fast Baseline and Extended JPEG Decoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.

JPEG-E-S: Baseline JPEG Encoder

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.
JPEG-EX-F: Ultra-Fast, 4K/8K, Baseline and Extended JPEG Encoder Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.
JPEG-EX-S: Baseline and Extended JPEG Encoder Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - CAST, Inc.

JPEG2000 Decoder (HD/4K/8K)

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC - intoPIX

JPEG2000 Encoder (HD/4K/8K)

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC - intoPIX

TICO Lightweight Decoder (HD/4K/8K)

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10, MAX V - intoPIX

TICO Lightweight Encoder (HD/4K/8K)

Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10 - intoPIX
Product Name Supported Devices Qsys Compliant Provider
Altera Video and Image Processing Design Example Cyclone V GT   Intel

Triple Rate SDI Reference Design

Stratix V,  Arria 10, Arria V, Arria II GX - Intel
AVDB Video and Image Processing Design Example Advanced Video Development Board (Cyclone V GT)
  ALSE
Stereo Vision Stereo Vision Evaluation Kit (Cyclone V SoC)
- Fujisoft

Development Kits and Evaluation Platforms

Altera® development kits provide a complete, high-quality design environment that simplifies the design process and reduces time to market. Development kits include software, reference designs, cables, and programming hardware.

You can purchase products online from the Altera eStore, from a distributor or sales representative, or, for partner kits, contact the partner directly. For more Altera and partner kits, go to the main development kits page.

Product Name Device Family Featured Device Connector Price Provider

Arria V FPGA Development Kit

Arria V 5AGXFB3H6F40C6NES HSMC $3,995 Intel
Arria V Starter Kit Arria V 5AGXFB3H4F35C4NES HSMC $850 Intel
Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Cyclone V SoC 5CSXFC6D6F31C6N - $1,795 Intel

Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit

Cyclone V GT 5CGTFD9E5F35C7N - $1,299 Intel

Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit

Stratix IV EP4SGX230KF40C2N - $4,495 Intel

Audio Video Development Kit, Stratix IV GX Edition

Stratix IV EP4SGX230KF40C2N - $4,995 Intel

Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit

Cyclone IV GX EP4CGX150DF31C7N - $1,295 Intel

Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit, 6G Edition

Arria II GX EP2AGX260FF35I3N HSMC $3,195 Intel
MityCAM Configurable Cameras: Customizable Vision & Imaging Platform Cyclone V SoC Cyclone V SoC System-on-Module (SOM) - - Critical Link
ReCo-Duo MVE Evaluation Kit
Cyclone IV
Cyclone IV 50 - 150 GX - - Sensity (Eutecus)
ReCo-Pro MVE Evaluation Kit Cyclone V SoC
Cyclone V SoC 85 - 110 - - Sensity (Eutecus)
ReCo-SmartCam MVE Evaluation Kit
Cyclone V SoC   - - Sensity (Eutecus)
Stereo Vision Evaluation Kit
Cyclone V SoC
5CSEMA5F31C6 - - Fujisoft

iPORT NTx-GigE Embedded Video Interface Evaluation Kit

Cyclone V
  - - Pleora Technologies

iPORT NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface Evaluation Kit

Cyclone V   - - Pleora Technologies
Advanced Video Development Board Cyclone V GT 5CGTFD9E5F31C7 - $999 Terasic
MAX® 10 NEEK MAX 10 10M50DAF484I6GES Digilent Pmod™ Compatible headers $359 Terasic

Cyclone IV E Industrial Networking Kit

Cyclone IV E EP4CE115F29C7NI (F780 package) HSMC, GPIO $795 Terasic

Video and Embedded Evaluation Kit - Multi-touch, Second Edition (VEEK-MT2)

Cyclone IV E EP4CE115F29C7N - $910 Terasic

Daughter Cards

Product Name Technology Connector Price Provider

Broadcast Video Card

DSP HSMC $490 Bitec
DisplayPort 1.2 FMC Card DSP, Interface FMC $595 Bitec
DisplayPort 1.2 HSMC Card DSP, Interface HSMC $495 Bitec

DVI Input/Output Card

DSP, Interface HSMC $210 Bitec
HDMI 1.2 FMC Card
DSP, Interface FMC $595 Bitec
HDMI 1.2 HSMC Card DSP, Interface HSMC
$495 Bitec

Quad Video Board

DSP, Interface HSMC $450 Bitec
CoaXPress™ HSMC Mezzanine Card Interface HSMC $1200 KAYA Instruments
CoaXPress™ FMC Mezzanine Card Interface FMC - KAYA Instruments
FMC card to HSMC Dev Kit Connector Adapter Interface HSMC/FMC $395 KAYA Instruments
HSMC card to FMC DEV KIT Connector Adapter Interface HSMC/FMC $395 KAYA Instruments
Camera Link Receiver
Interface HSMC $495 Microtronix
Camera Link Transmitter
Interface HSMC $395 Microtronix
HDMI 1.4 Receiver Interaface HSMC $495 Microtronix
HDMI 1.4 Transmitter
Interaface HSMC $495 Microtronix

HDMI Receiver/Transmitter

Interface HSMC $595 Microtronix

Gigabit Ethernet PHY / HDMI Transmitter

Interface HSMC $395 Microtronix

Quad Link LVDS Interface

Interface HSMC $199 Microtronix

XTS Card

Interface HSMC $180 Terasic

HDMI Receiver Daughter Card

Interface HSMC $215 Terasic

HDMI Transmitter Daughter Card

Interface HSMC $170 Terasic

AHA-HSMC Card (Aptina Sensor Adapter)

Interface HSMC $130 Terasic

CLR-HSMC Card (Camera Link Adapter)

Interface HSMC $249 Terasic

HDMI-HSTC_1.4 Card

Interface HSMC $299 Terasic

HSMC Communication Card

Interface HSMC $320 Terasic

DVI TX/RX

DSP HSMC $219 Terasic

SDI Card

DSP HSMC $490 Terasic

Digital Camera Module (1.3 Mega Pixel)

DSP Custom (Terasic) $80 Terasic