Lossless JPEG Decoder
The LJPEG-D IP Core from Alma Technologies is a matching decoder for the Alma Technologies Lossless JPEG Encoder and supports up to 16-bit per component Numerically Lossless decoding. Coupled with the LJPEG-E, the decoder is ideal for image and video compression applications where bit-by-bit accurate reproduction of an image is essential, while the amount of compression needed is very low and the silicon resource usage is critical. The LJPEG-D is available for ASIC or AMD-Xilinx, Efinix, Intel, Lattice and Microsemi FPGA and SoC based designs.
The LJPEG-D is based on the spatial (sequential) lossless compression mode (SOF3) of the ISO/IEC 10918-1 JPEG standard. Rather than the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) functions used for lossy JPEG compression - which introduce round-off errors - Lossless JPEG employs a predictor function and compresses images by encoding the prediction error with no information loss.
The core is designed with simple, fully flow-controllable and FIFO-like, streaming input and output interfaces. Being carefully designed, rigorously verified and silicon-proven, the LJPEG-D is a compact, reliable and easy-to-use and integrate IP.
Clear text VHDL or Verilog RTL source for ASIC designs, or pre-synthesized and verified Netlist for 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