Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

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: Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

MAX Series: Intel® MAX® 10

Stratix Series: Stratix® IV, Stratix® V


D/AVE 2D (http://tes-dst.com/tes-dst/index.php/graphics-rendering/dave-2d?innerpage_style=1) is a Hardware IP Core, optimized for easy integration into FPGAs and ASICs. Focus of D/AVE 2D is to provide cost efficient high quality vector graphics with subpixel processing and an extended anti-aliasing functionality. D/AVE 2D has been developed for all applications that benefit from high quality vector graphics. Examples are navigation, dashboard and OSDs in the automotive and aviation area as well as modern Smart-Phone like HMIs in consumer, test&measurement and industrial applications.


  • State-of-the art graphics by high-quality antialiasing and sub-pixel exact rendering with bilinear filtering
  • Various texture and framebuffer formats
  • Resolutions up to 2048x2048
  • Very small core size
  • Feature-rich set of 2D graphics functionality and various blend-modes

Device Utilization and Performance

D/AVE 2D: 10k LEs D/AVE 2D-Lite: 6k LEs (at about 2.5 times lower performance than D/AVE 2D)

Getting Started

Complete evaluation kit is available free of charge at http://tes-dst.com/tes-dst/index.php/graphics-rendering/dave-2d?innerpage_style=1 (Registration required).

IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2007
Latest version of Quartus supported13.1
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
SoftDAVE (Pixel exact emulator for Windows PCs), Drivers and example programs
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 supportbare metal, Linux
User InterfaceAXI; Avalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModeltech ModelSim, Cadence NCSim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name NEEK, VEEK-MT, VEEK-MT C5 SoC
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If yes, which test(s)?Spyglass, Cadence HAL
If yes, on which Altera device(s)?CIII, CIV, CV
If Yes, date performed
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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