The Alma Technologies JPEGLS-E IP Core is an ISO/IEC 14495-1 compliant JPEG-LS encoder that offers a very compact, efficient and high-performance solution for up to 16-bit per component Numerically Lossless image and video compression. JPEG-LS offers the JPEG 2000 lossless compression efficiency advantage in much more compact silicon footprint and without requiring access to an external memory device.
JPEG-LS was developed to provide a low complexity lossless image compression standard with better compression potentials than Lossless JPEG. The algorithm at the core of JPEG-LS is LOCO-I (Low Complexity-Lossless Compression for Images). It uses a non-linear predictive scheme with rudimentary edge detecting capability, based on the four nearest -causal- neighbours (left, upper left, upper and upper right) and an entropy encoder which uses adaptively selective Golomb-type codes. The low complexity scheme of JPEG-LS is based on the assumption that prediction residuals follow a two-sided geometric distribution and the fact that Golomb-codes are optimal for geometric distributions, thus the modeling and coding units are matching.
The JPEGLS-E core is designed with simple, fully controllable and FIFO-like, streaming input and output interfaces. Being carefully designed, rigorously verified and silicon-proven, the JPEGLS-E is a reliable and easy-to-use and integrate IP.
The JPEGLS-E is also available in a configuration that adds support for the JPEG-LS NEAR-Lossless encoding mode. The NEAR-Lossless configuration offers higher compression at user defined maximum allowed reconstructed data error, but runs much slower due to different data-path architecture that has to include feedback loops that cannot be pipelined while maintaining the single clock cycle per input sample processing rate.
Clear text VHDL or Verilog RTL source for ASIC designs, or pre-synthesized and verified Netlist for Intel, 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
ISO/IEC 14495-1 JPEG-LS Compliance
Up to 64K x 64K image resolution
Single-component, 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:1:1 and 4:2:0 chroma sampling formats
Up to 16-bit per component programmable sample depth
Programmable point transform
Programmable local gradient thresholds
Programmable context parameters reset threshold value
Complete, standalone JPEG-LS stream output
Ease of Integration
Single clock cycle per sample encoding throughput
Simple, microcontroller like, programming interface
High-speed, flow controllable, streaming I/O data interfaces
Simple and FIFO like
Avalon-ST compliant (ready latency 0)
CPU-less, standalone operation
Trouble-Free Technology Map and Implementation
Fully portable, self-contained RTL source code
Strictly positive edge triggered design
D-type only Flip-Flops
Fully synchronous operation
No special timing constraints required
No false paths
No multi-cycle paths
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