The Alma Technologies JPEG-C core is a standalone and high-performance, half-duplex Baseline JPEG Codec for still image and video compression applications. One of the fastest available JPEG codecs, the JPEG-C can operate at Full HD (1080p30) or higher rates, even in FPGA devices. Full compliance with the Baseline Sequential DCT mode of the ITU-T T.81 JPEG standard makes the JPEG-C core ideal for interoperable systems and devices.
In addition to the standard defined Baseline JPEG streams, the core is also capable of supporting the video payload of many (de facto) standard motion JPEG container formats. The JPEG-C can also be enhanced with an optional add-on bit-rate control block, which will benefit the bandwidth constrained applications.
The core is designed with easy-to-use, fully controllable and FIFO-like, streaming input and output interfaces. Being carefully designed and rigorously verified, the JPEG-C is a reliable and easy to integrate core. Its deliverables include a complete verification environment and a bit-accurate software model.
Clear text VHDL or Verilog RTL source for ASIC designs, or pre-synthesized and verified Netlist for Altera, Lattice, Microsemi and Xilinx FPGA and SoC devices
Release Notes, Design Specification and Integration Manual documents
Bit Accurate Model (BAM) and test vector generation binaries, including sample scripts
Self checking testbench environment, including sample BAM generated test cases
Simulation and sample Synthesis (for ASICs) or Place & Route (for FPGAs) scripts