DisplayPort Intel® FPGA IP Core

Intel now offers a fully VESA-compliant DisplayPort Intel® FPGA IP core v1.4. The DisplayPort IP core is found prevalently in many video-related products servicing a wide variety of applications and has the following features:

  • Support for HBR3 and a total 32.4 Gbps bandwidth – 8.1 Gbps per lane
  • Future Display Stream Compression (DSC) to make 8k60 possible
  • Plug and play with other Intel video intellectual property (IP) cores

Read the DisplayPort Intel Arria 10 FPGA IP Design Example User Guide ›

DisplayPort Intel® FPGA IP Core

DisplayPort is a high-speed serial interface standard for video and audio supported by industry leaders in broadcast, consumer, medical, industrial, and military applications. It is primarily used to connect video sources to display devices like computer monitors.

The DisplayPort Intel® FPGA IP core has the following advantages:

  • Higher bandwidth with DisplayPort v1.4 
  • Royalty-free standard
  • Data transmission on all four lanes
  • Latching cable to physically secure connection
  • Multi-Stream Transport to run multiple monitors from a single cable

The VESA-certified DisplayPort Intel FPGA IP core implements a receiver and transmitter per lane with 1, 2, or 4 differential data lanes at 1.62, 2.7, 5.4, or 8.1 Gbps. HDCP-encrypted transmission can also be integrated into our IP through the newly released Intel® FPGA HDCP core. DSC can also be integrated into our IP through one of Intel's partners. For more information, contact Bitec.

Features

IP Core Feature Description
Scalable main data link
  • 1, 2 or 4 lane operation
  • 1.62, 2.7 , 5.4 or 8.1 Gbps per lane with an embedded clock
Color support
  • RGB 18, 24, 30, 36 or 48 bits per pixel (bpp) color depths
  • YCbCr 4:4:4 24, 30, 36 or 48 bpp color depths
  • YCbCr 4:2:0 12, 15, 18 or 24 bpp color depths
  • YCbCr 4:2:2 16, 20, 24 or 32 bpp color depths
Transceiver data interface 40 bit (quad symbol) or 20 bit (dual symbol)
Pixels per clock 1, 2 or 4 pixels per clock
Audio 2 or 8 channels of embedded audio
Multistream transfer 1 to 4 source and sink video streams
HDCP [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] Support HDCP 1.3 and HDCP2.3

Device Support

FPGA

20 bit mode

Maximum Link Rate

40 bit mode

Maximum Link Rate

Version
Intel® Stratix® 10 5.4 Gbps  8.1 Gbps  v1.2a/v1.4
Intel® Cyclone® 10 5.4 Gbps  8.1 Gbps  v1.2a/v1.4
Intel® Arria® 10 5.4 Gbps  8.1 Gbps [Note: DP1.4 (8.1G) on Arria 10 is only supported in Quartus Prime Pro edition. Quartus Prime Standard edition only supports up to DP1.2 (5.4G)]  v1.2a/v1.4
Cyclone® V 2.7 Gbps 2.7 Gbps v1.1
Arria® V GX 2.7 Gbps 5.4 Gbps v1.2a
Arria V GZ 5.4 Gbps 5.4 Gbps v1.2a
Stratix® V 5.4 Gbps 5.4 Gbps v1.2a

Quality Metrics

Basics
Year IP was first released 2012
Latest version of Intel® Quartus® Prime software supported? Yes
Status Production
Deliverables
Customer deliverables include the following:
  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim*- Intel® FPGA Edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
 
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP None
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP Yes
IP core is enabled for the Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode Support Yes
Source language Both Verilog and VHDL
Testbench language Both Verilog and VHDL
Software drivers provided No
Driver operating system (OS) support N/A
Implementation
User interface Other (Video Data)
IP-XACT metadata No
Verification
Simulators supported ModelSim, VCS, Riviera-PRO, Xcelium
Hardware validated Intel® Stratix® 10, Intel® Cyclone® 10, Intel® Arria® 10, Stratix® V, Cyclone® V, Arria® V GX, and Arria® V GZ
Industry standard compliance testing performed Yes
If Yes, which test(s)? VESA DisplayPort Link Layer CTS
If Yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)?  Intel Arria 10 and Arria V
If No, is it planned? N/A
Interoperability
IP has undergone interoperability testing Yes
If yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s) Intel Stratix 10, Cyclone 10, Intel Arria 10, Stratix V, Cyclone V, and Arria V
Interoperability reports available Contact Sales

Getting Started

Design Examples and Development Kits

The following design examples are available for you to run on the development kits. Their block diagrams are shown below.

Design Example Development Kits Supported Daughter Card Platform Designer Compliant Provider
Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Suite Hardware Demonstration Documentation is located in the User Guide

 

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA Development Kit and Intel Stratix 10 SX SoC Development Kit

Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit

Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit

Intel® Arria® 10 SoC Development Kit

FMC Daughter Card Yes Intel

Stratix V GX Development Kit

Cyclone V GT Development Kit

Arria V GX Development Kit

High-Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC) Daughter Card Yes Intel
Intel Arria 10 Device User Guide for DisplayPort 4Kp60 with Video and Image Processing (VIP) Pipeline Retransmit Reference Design Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA Development Kit FMC Daughter Card Yes Intel
Intel FPGA DisplayPort Design Example User Guide for Intel Arria 10 Devices Intel Arria 10 FPGA Development Kit FMC Daughter Card Yes Intel
Intel FPGA DisplayPort 1.4 Design Example User Guide for Intel Stratix 10 GX Devices Stratix 10 FPGA Development Kit  FMC Daughter Card Yes Intel
Intel FPGA DisplayPort 1.4 Design Example User Guide for Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX Devices Intel Cyclone 10 GX FPGA Development Kit FMC Daughter Card Yes Intel

DisplayPort and Video and Image Processing Suite Design Example TX only

DisplayPort and Video and Image Processing Suite Design Example RX only

Contact Intel representative for latest available support. 

Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA Development Kit

Intel Arria 10 SoC Development Kit

FMC Daughter Card Yes Intel

Stratix V GX Development Kit

Cyclone V GT Development Kit

Arria V GX Development Kit
High-Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC) Daughter Card Yes Intel
ALSE Video IPs Advanced Video Development FPGA Board (AVDB) Cyclone V GT Edition (TX-RX) None No Intel
VGA Display Controller Design Example Intel® MAX® 10 FPGA Nios® II Embedded Evaluation Kit None Yes Intel

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