Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: DSP: Video and Image Processing

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


The Gidel InfiniVision™ provides a flexible infrastructure for acquisition and processing from multiple cameras/sensors simultaneously. The system can capture data streams of varying frame data size and can synchronize between up to 100 cameras/sensors. Camera interfaces currently offered by Gidel include CoaXPress, Camera Link, and MIPI, as well as an option for customizing the camera/sensor interface and protocol. The acquisition path allows for adding data processing blocks such as Image Signal Processing (ISP) and compression InfiniVision can capture multiple image streams in two ways: From many cameras examining a single scenario. From a single camera capturing images of a single scenario at varying angles. In both cases, InfiniVision will build a full coherent image based on multiple synchronized images. The synchronization mechanism automatically re-synchronizes data streams that may have been momentarily interrupted.


  • enables companies developing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality products to capture high quality image content from a large array of cameras
  • Grabbing capability of varying incoming data size
  • Support for CoaXPress, Camera Link,and MIPI
  • Option for adding inline Image Signal Processing (ISP)
  • Option for inline image compression

Device Utilization and Performance

Acquisition Rate Up to 50 Gb/s per board Cameras Supported CoaXPress, Camera Link, MIPI6 and option for tailoring to any camera interface/protocol Pixel Formats Supported Mono, Bayer, RGBA (8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 bits/color) and RGB (8, 10 and 12 bits/color) Trigger Synchronization Up to a 100 cameras Host Throughput Up to 64 Gb/s Software and Ecosystem Support API suite and examples. ProcWizard Development tool for efficient FPGA development. Option for evaluation and simulation using the Gidel CamSim camera simulator

Getting Started

The InfiniVision acquisition path is from the source camera to the Proc Board that pre-processes optionally compresses, and finally merges the multi-camera image streams into a FIFO buffer. The data is then offloaded via the PCIe interface to an external host application. For simulation or evaluation purposes, the Gidel CamSim can be used to simulate the cameras. The InfiniVision or user application based on Gidel’s API configures and controls the system and displays the grabbed image streams.

IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2016
Latest version of Quartus supported17.0
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
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
data books, user examples
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedY
Driver OS supportLinux and Windows
User InterfaceOther: PCI express gen3x8 -API
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedsimulation
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria10 480GX -Hawkeye platform
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If yes, which test(s)?PCI Express Compliance
If yes, on which Altera device(s)?Arria10
If Yes, date performed
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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