AL-D210 Decoder IP

Support real-time decoding in AV1 format


AL-D210 is the Allegro DVT’s next generation multi-format, multi-stream real-time hardware decoder IP core, which adds support for the new AV1 video format developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia).

Built upon a true multi-format architecture, the AL-D210 decoder IP provides support for AV1, VP9, H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC and JPEG formats by sharing resources between the five supported codecs to achieve best-in-class trade-offs between silicon area, memory bandwidth and power consumption.

Key advantages

  • Implement real-time decoding in AV1 format
  • Prefectly suited for 4K video resolutions and scalable up to 8K resolution
  • Hardware based implementation for very low gate counts and power consumption
  • Low memory bandwidth requirements
  • Support of compression mechanisms to lower the memory bandwidth requirements
  • Fast and easy integration within a wide range of System-On-Chip (SoC) designs
  • Standalone entity, requiring minimum support from SoC embedded CPU


Supported formats

  • AV1 Main profile (4:2:0 8/10-bit) and Professional profile (4:2:2 10-bit)
  • VP9 Profile 0 (4:2:0 8-bit), Profile 2 (4:2:0 10-bit) and Profile 3 (4:2:2 10-bit)
  • H.265/HEVC Main, Main 10 and Main 4:2:2 10 profiles, up to Level 6.1 – Main tier and High tier
  • H.264/AVC Constrained Baseline, Main, High, High 10 and High 4:2:2 profiles, up to Level 6.1
  • JPEG Baseline


  • AMBA APB interface for control registers programming
  • AMBA AXI interfaces for data access


  • RTL source code
  • C control software
  • Bit accurate executable software reference model
  • Documentation

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