H.264 HD Video Decoder IP Core
(H.264 HD Video/Audio Decoder IP Core)

The H.264/AVC HD Video Decoder IP Core is a high-performance, fault-tolerant real-time decoder of HD video or video/audio data. It can handle resolutions up to 1920x1080 and framerates up to 120fps. The core detects incoming video parameters and adapts accordingly. It is ideal for applications that require hardware-grade reliability and fault-tolerant operation.


StandardH.264/AVC (ISO/IEC14496-10)
ProfilesUp to High profile
LevelsUp to 5.2
  • 4:2:0
  • 4:2:2
  • 4:4:4 (on request)
Frame Types
  • I-frame
  • P-frame
  • B-frame
Frame Rates
  • 10, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.95, 60 fps
  • 120fps
  • Progressive and Interlaced scan
  • QVGA
  • SD (NTSC and PAL)
  • HD 720
  • HD 1080
Bit RatesAll H.264 compliant bitrates
  • 0.25ms (input to output)
  • 8-bit
  • 10-bit
Power Consumption
  • Less than 800mW on XILINX Spartan-6 FPGAs
  • Lower if mapped for ASIC
FPGA Resources
LUTs42,500 (8bit); 46,000 (10bit)
Block RAM2,900 kbits; 3,300 kbits (10bit)
Example FPGA75% of Spartan-6 LX150
Block RAMs2,500 kbits
Example FPGA75% Cyclone V 5CEA5
Example Applications
  • TV set-top Boxes
  • IPTV
  • Video conferencing
  • Consumer electronics
  • Surveillance
  • Satellite video/audio transmission equipment
  • Digital cinema
  • Broadcast equipment
  • Medical imaging devices
  • Military applications

Product Table

DC-VA-H264-8b-30-1080-IPVideo+Audio8 bits per pixelup to 30fps
DC-V-H264-8b-30-1080-IPVideo Only8 bits per pixelup to 30fps
DC-VA-H264-10b-30-1080-IPVideo+AudioUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 30fps
DC-V-H264-10b-30-1080-IPVideo OnlyUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 30fps
DC-VA-H264-8b-60-1080-IPVideo+Audio8 bits per pixelup to 60fps
DC-V-H264-8b-60-1080-IPVideo Only8 bits per pixelup to 60fps
DC-VA-H264-10b-60-1080-IPVideo+AudioUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 60fps
DC-V-H264-10b-60-1080-IPVideo OnlyUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 60fps


  1. IP Core as targeted FPGA Netlist
  2. Core instantiation reference design
  3. Documentation

Product Evaluation Kits

The H.264 HD Video Decoder IP Core can be evaluated on SOC'sDevelopment Boards.The boards can also be used for product development, having the ports and extensions necessary for most video-based applications. SOC provides and licenses reference designs and board files if needed.

Begin the evaluation process by any of these methods:

Customer Support

  • Telephone/email support.
  • IP Core updates/maintenance subscription.