H.264/AVC 8k Encoder IP Core

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Industrial, Medical, Military, Wireline

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: DSP: Video and Image Processing

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10

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


SOC provides a high-performance, low latancy H.264/AVC 8k encoder IP core. Video transmission (UDP/IP + Ethernet) cores are available.


  • Zero latency (2.0ms)
  • H.264 Codec
  • Low power (less than 12w)
  • 8k Resolution (7680x4320@30fps)

Device Utilization and Performance

Logic=250kALMs; Block RAM=40Mbits; DSP=700DSPs. Performance: Standard=H.264/AVC (ISO/IEC14496-10); Profiles=High; Bit-Rates=20-500Mbps; Resolution=8k (7680x4320@30fps); Chroma=4:2:2/4:2:0; Precision=8/10 bits; Audio=AAC.

Getting Started

SOC supplies plug-and-play evaluation kits for the H.264 8k encoder IP core. The product code for 8k resolution encoder evaluation kit is: EC-H264-8K-KIT SOC web page.

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
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
Requested Quartus report
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportWIndows, Linux
User InterfaceAXI
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name SOC PCIe-I-8K encoder eval kit
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If yes, which test(s)?MPEG Compliance
If yes, on which Altera device(s)?Arria 10
If Yes, date performed
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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