Warp Intel® FPGA IP

The Warp Intel® FPGA IP is a highly optimized IP core for applying geometric corrections and arbitrary non-linear distortions to a real-time video stream.

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Warp Intel® FPGA IP


The Warp Intel FPGA IP is a highly optimized core for applying geometric corrections and arbitrary non-linear distortions to a real-time video stream of up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and up to 60 frames per second. Maximum image quality is achieved through per-pixel filtering with bi-cubic interpolation on full color resolution 4:4:4 video data at up to 10-bits per color plane. The Warp Intel FPGA IP is delivered with a set of software components including a software driver that configures and controls all of the necessary parameters of the IP, a warp data generator, and an example warp mesh generator. The software can be deployed on a Nios® II processor-based system or SoC (recommended).


  • Arbitrary warp transforms and rotations
  • Highly optimized external memory interface
  • 0.5x to 2x local scaling
  • High quality per-pixel bi-cubic interpolation
  • Coefficient sets available for highest filter quality
  • Full data buffering to allow input and output to operate on independent clock domains
  • Support for 10 bit per color component
  • Support up to 2 pixels in parallel per clock processing
  • Low latency
  • Support resolutions up to 3840 × 2160 at 60 fps and future support for up to 8K at 60 fps
  • Low FPGA resource utilization
  • AXI4-Stream video I/O interface
  • AXI4-Stream ↔ Avalon® stream interface Protocol Converters
  • Avalon memory mapped CPU control and memory interfaces

IP Quality Metrics


Year IP was first released


Latest version of Intel® Quartus® design software supported





Customer deliverables include the following:

    Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)

    Timing and/or layout constraints

    User guide


Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP

Testbench and design example

Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP


IP core is enabled for Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode Support


Source language


Testbench language


Software drivers provided


Driver OS Support

Bare metal


User interface

Intel FPGA Streaming Video Protocol, Intel Avalon Memory-Mapped

IP-XACT metadata



Simulators supported

VCS, VCS MX, Active-HDL, Riviera-PRO, Xcelium, Questa-Intel® FPGA Edition, Questa

Hardware validated

Intel® Arria® 10 GX

Industry-standard compliance testing performed


If Yes, which test(s)?


If Yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)?


If Yes, date performed


If No, is it planned?



IP has undergone interoperability testing


If yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)

Intel® Cyclone® 10, Intel® Arria® 10, Intel® Stratix® 10, Intel® Agilex™

Interoperability reports available


Design Example

Based on the Intel® Arria® 10 UHD HDMI 2.0 Video Format Conversion design with a simplified video pipeline and additional controls to operate and program the IP.

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