JPEG Encoder Core

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Consumer, Industrial, Military

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Video and Image Processing

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10, Arria® V, Intel® Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC

Cyclone Series: Intel® Cyclone® 10: Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX, Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP; Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

MAX Series: Intel® MAX® 10, MAX® V

Stratix Series: Intel® Stratix® 10, Stratix® IV, Stratix® V


Our JPEG FPGA core is an 8-bit JPEG encoder for still image and video compression applications. This JPEG FPGA core is deisgned to provide extremely high speed performance, capable of compressing 140MPixels/sec for 4-2-0 and 4-2-2 images. The A2e JPEG FPGA core is also one of the smallest on the market and supports TURE grayscale mode! The core has easy to interface to FIFO interfaces on both input and output. Deliverables include a complete verification environment and bit-accurate software model.


  • JPEG Compliance (ISO/IEC 10918-1)
  • High-accuracy and high-speed DCT core options
  • Fixed entropy table, sixteen programmable quantization tables (8 Chroma, 8 Luna)
  • 1 clock/pixel greyscale, 1.5 clock/pixel YUV 4:2:0, 2 clock/pixel YUV 4:2:2
  • Custom versions available

Device Utilization and Performance

ALM: 1,100 Logic Reg: 1,351 M10K: 15 Max Freq: 110MHz

Getting Started

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2016
Latest version of Quartus supported18.0
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedY
Driver OS supportLinux
User InterfaceAXI
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name NULL
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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