HDMI Intel® FPGA IP User Guide

ID 683798
Date 12/04/2023
Document Table of Contents

1. HDMI Intel® FPGA IP Quick Reference

Updated for:
Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Suite 23.4
IP Version 19.7.3
The Intel® FPGA High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) IP provides support for next-generation video display interface technology.
The HDMI Intel® FPGA IP is part of the Intel® FPGA IP Library, which is distributed with the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.
Note: All information in this document refers to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, unless stated otherwise.
Information Description
IP Information Core Features
  • Conforms to the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Specification versions 1.4, 2.0b, and 2.1
  • Supports transmitter and receiver on a single device transceiver quad
  • Supports pixel frequency up to 600 MHz for HDMI 2.0 and 1,200 MHz for HDMI 2.1
  • Supports fixed rate link (FRL) for HDMI 2.1
  • Supports RGB and YCbCr 444, 422, and 420 color modes
  • Accepts standard H-SYNC, V-SYNC, data enable, RGB video format, and YCbCr video format
  • Supports up to 32 audio channels in 2-channel and 8-channel layouts.
  • Supports 8, 10, 12, or 16 bits per component (bpc)
  • Supports single link Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
  • Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) InfoFrame insertion and filter through the provided design examples
  • Supports the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) feature for Intel® Arria® 10 and Intel® Stratix® 10 devices
  • Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for HDMI 2.1
Typical Application
  • Interfaces within a PC and monitor
  • External display connections, including interfaces between a PC and monitor or projector, between a PC and TV, or between a device such as a DVD player and TV display
Device Family Supports Intel Agilex® 7 F-Tile, Intel® Stratix® 10 (H-Tile and L-Tile), Intel® Arria® 10, Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX, Arria® V, and Stratix® V FPGA devices
Note: HDMI 2.1 with FRL enabled supports only Intel Agilex® 7 F-Tile, Intel® Stratix® 10, and Intel® Arria® 10 devices.
Design Tools
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime software for IP design instantiation and compilation
  • Timing Analyzer in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software for timing analysis
  • ModelSim* - Intel® FPGA Edition or ModelSim* - Intel® FPGA Starter Edition, Riviera-PRO* , VCS* MX, and Xcelium* Parallel software for design simulation
Note: The High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) feature is not included in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software. To access the HDCP feature, contact Intel at this HDCP Intel® FPGA IP core page.