AL-D200 Decoder IP

4K/UHD 4:2:0/4:2:2 Multi-Format Decoder IP

Description

Allegro DVT’s AL-D200 is a silicon proven, multi-format, multi-stream real-time hardware decoder IP core, optimized for 4K@30fps resolution. The AL-D200 decoder IP has an optional support for 4:2:2 color decoding allowing support for professional video applications such as video contribution and transcoding. In addition, its unique scalable architecture offers a highly configurable and flexible design, meeting the requirements for small area and high performance of applications such as:

  • Video contribution and transcoding
  • Set-Top Boxes, Digital TV
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Automotive
  • Camera SoCs

Key advantages

  • Optimized core for 3840x2160p@30fps resolution, scalable up to 4K@120fps and 8K@30fps
  • Hardware based implementation for very low gate counts and power consumption
  • Low memory bandwidth requirements
  • Support of low latency decoding
  • Support of frame buffer compression and decompression
  • Fast and easy integration within a wide range of System-On-Chip (SoC) designs
  • Standalone entity, requiring minimum support from SoC embedded CPU
  • Tested using Allegro DVT’s “industry standard” compliance streams

Features

Supported formats

  • H.264/AVC Constrained Baseline, Main, High, High 10 and High 4:2:2 profiles, up to Level 6.1
  • H.265/HEVC Main, Main 10 and Main 4:2:2 10 profiles, up to Level 6.1 – Main tier and High tier
  • JPEG Baseline

Interfaces

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

Deliverables

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

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