- Conforms to the IEC 60958 International Standard
- Programmable: supports both Receiver and Transmitter modes
- Data mode capabilities:
- Supports sample rates from 3kHz to 192kHz (with 98MHz SPDIF system clock)
- 20/24 bits per sample
- Programmable transmission rate
- Programmable parity bit checking and generation
- Performs master DMA handshake interfacing
- Includes configurable internal FIFO for data streaming, with FIFO control/status signals
- Power safe capability
- Internal, event stimulated, interrupt request generation, with masking capability
- Synchronization hold in the under run condition
- Clock recovery from the SPDIF data stream
- Detection of sample rate from the received data stream
- Host processor interface:
- AMBA APB slave unit to interface with the host APB controller, especially DMA
- Other standard interfaces available
- Other standard processor interfaces available
- Sophisticated self-checking Testbench (Verilog versions use Verilog 2001)
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SPDIF IP Core SPDIF-APB Digital Audio Interface Core
Implements the Sony/Philips Digital Interface (SPDIF), a unidirectional and self-clocking interface for connecting digital audio equipment using linear PCM coded audio samples.
The SPDIF core conforms to the IEC 60958 international standard for transmitting and receiving fast audio data. This variation includes a standard bus interface to the AMBA™ APB, making it straightforward to integrate the SPDIF core with a master system for further processing of the audio data.
Data collected by the SPDIF-APB is stored in the core’s internal FIFO, allowing the system to process a relatively slow audio stream in the interrupt triggered subroutines. The core could also be used for fast serial non-audio transmission.
The SPDIF-APB is a microcode-free design developed for reuse in ASIC and FPGA implementations. The design is strictly synchronous with positive-edge clocking, no internal tri-states and a synchronous reset; therefore scan insertion is straightforward.
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The core is suitable for implementing a unidirectional, high-speed, digital audio interface in a variety systems, including:
- CD players
- Digital audio tape (DAT) recorders and players
- Advanced audio encoding/decoding blocks
The core is available in ASIC (synthesizable HDL) and FPGA (netlist) forms, and includes everything required for successful implementation:
- HDL RTL source code (ASICs) or post-synthesis EDIF netlist (FPGAs)
- An example APB slave design, which uses the SPDIF-APB in a sample system and shows how to interface with the APB
- Sophisticated self-checking Testbench (Verilog versions use Verilog 2001) including a sample chip design, external dual-port RAM for the FIFOs, a clock generator, and a set of bus functional models for APB and SPDIF buses, and a set of comparison units for monitors the correctness of data sent or received on the SPDIF bus
- A collection of test cases that covers all functionalities of the core and fulfills strict Code Coverage requirements.
- Scan support insertion scripts
- Simulation script, vectors, expected results, and comparison utility
- Synthesis script (ASICs) or place and route script (FPGAs)
- Comprehensive user documentation, including detailed specifications and a system integration guide