Our family of microcontroller and microprocessor related cores includes capable and competitive 32-bit BA22s and the best-available set of proven 8051s.

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Peripheral Platforms
& AMBA Infrastructure

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These video and image compression cores and subsystems help you handle video compression for demanding, high-quality applications or choose the best type of image compression for your specific system.

JPEG 2000
J2K Platform

Lossless Image Compression
LJPEG Encoder
LJPEG Decoder
JPEG-LS Encoder

Lossless Data Compression
GZIP Compressor
GZIP Reference Design
GUNZIP Decompressor

Complement or replace system processors with GPUs and easily integrate memories, peripherals, and hardware networking stacks into SoCs.

Display Controllers

NOR Flash Controllers
Serial/SPI NOR Flash
Parallel NOR Flash

Legacy Peripherals
DMA Controllers
8237, 82380
16450S, 16550S, 16750S

AMBA Infrastructure
AMBA Infrastructure Cores
Multi-Channel DMA

Interconnect Peripherals

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Quickly complete the standard parts of your SoC with these memory and peripheral controllers, interfaces, and interconnect cores.

Ethernet MAC
• 1G eMAC Controller

Network Stacks
1G/10G UDP/IP stack
Hardware RTP Stack for H.264
• MPEG Transport Stream Encapsulator

Data Link Controllers

PCI — Target
32-bit multi
PCI — Master
32-bit multi
PCI — Host Bridge
32 bit
32 bit - AHB
32 bit & device - AHB

These encryption cores make it easy to build security into a variety of systems.

DES single
DES triple

Baseline ISO/IEC 10918-1 JPEG Compliance

  • Up to four Huffman Tables
  • Up to four quantization tables
  • Up to four color components
  • Supports all possible scan configurations and all JPEG formats for input and output data
  • Supports any image size up to 64k x 64k
  • Supports DNL and restart markers

Additional Image Processing Capabilities

  • Motion JPEG payload decoding

Designed for Easy Integration

  • Stand alone operation
  • Automatic self-programming by JPEG stream markers parsing
  • Marker errors catching
  • Broadcasting of decoded image parameters for controlling peripherals such as a block-to-raster scan converter
  • Optional block-to-raster conversion

Designed for High Quality

  • Robust verification environment includes bit-accurate software model
  • ASIC and FPGA proven in multiple designs

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AHB Compression Core Bus Bridge

Related Products


  • JPEG-C Baseline JPEG Compression Codec
  • JPEG-E Baseline Compression JPEG Encoder
  • JPEG-D-X Baseline & Extended JPEG Decoder Core
  • JPEG-E-X Baseline/Extended Sequential 12-bit DICOM JPEG Encoder
  • CCBB-AHB AHB Compression Core Bus Bridge – adds an AHB interface to the JPEG-D core.

Validated for Mentor Graphics Presicision FPGA SynthesisValidated for Precision™ FPGA Synthesis



See the JPEG entry at Wikipedia.

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JPEG-D Baseline JPEG Compression Decoder Core

The JPEG-D core is a standalone and high-performance JPEG decoder for still image and video decompression applications.

One of the fastest available JPEG decoders, the JPEG-D can decode at Full HD (1080p@30) or higher rates, even in low-cost FPGA devices. Full compliance with the Baseline Sequential DCT mode of the ISO/IEC 10918-1 JPEG standard makes the JPEG-D core ideal for interoperable systems and devices. In addition to decoding standard Baseline JPEG streams, the core is also capable of decompressing the video payload of many (de facto) standard motion JPEG container formats.

Evaluation designs show that the core has a small footprint, requiring, for example, approximately 61,000 equivalent gates and 14kbits of internal memory for a 90nmn implementation. Its heavily optimized architecture enables a very high performance, reaching processing rates of up to 450 MSamples/sec in a 90nm technology.

The core is designed with easy to use, fully controllable and FIFO-like, streaming input and output interfaces. Being carefully designed, rigorously verified and production-proven, the JPEG-D is a reliable and easy to integrate core. Its deliverables include a complete verification environment and a bit-accurate software model.

See representative implementation results (each in a new pop-up window):

ASIC numbers Microsemi numbers Altera numbersLattice numbers Xilinx numbers


The high-performance JPEG-D core is suitable for implementing a variety of digital imaging applications, including:

Block Diagram

JPEG-D Baseline JPEG Decoder Blcok Diagram


The core as delivered is warranted against defects for ninety days from purchase. Thirty days of phone and email technical support are included, starting with the first interaction. Additional maintenance and support options are available.


The core has been verified through extensive synthesis, place and route, and simulation runs. It has also been embedded in several products, and is proven in both ASIC and FPGA technologies.


The core is available in ASIC (synthesizable HDL) and FPGA (netlist) forms, and includes everything required for successful implementation:

Comparing Still Image Compression Cores

Image Compression Cores Comparison Baseline JPEG
Encoder, Decoder
Extended JPEG
Encoder, Decoder;
4K/UTH Encoder
Lossless JPEG
JPEG 2000
Lossy compression included included not supported1 not supported1 included
Numerically lossless compression not supported not supported included included included
Lossy compression efficiency very good very good excellent
Lossless compression efficiency good excellent excellent
Maximum bits per sample 8 12 16 16 16
Grayscale included included included included included
Color included included included included included
Rate control optional optional not supported not supported included
Multiple quality layers not supported not supported not supported not supported optional
Region of interest not supported not supported not supported not supported optional
Standalone CPU-less operation included included included included included
Requires external memory2 no no no no yes
Silicon requirements low low very low low high

included= Supported   optional= Optional   not supported= Not Supported   – = Not Applicable


1) Near-lossless function(s) available.
2) Typical use case.




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