FPGA Prototyping Solution for Image Processing Delivered by VeriTigers!

Vision is the highest level of human perception and using images and videos as information carriers can create colorful applications. Image and video data acquisition, processing, output, and other technical realizations have significantly changed the production and life of modern society; intelligent mobile devices, such as photography, video, and other functions to record and share life has become more convenient, more colorful, medical imaging, face recognition, scientific visualization, car recording, security monitoring, defense detection, space exploration, and other frontier areas are permeated with image, video information processing technology, image processing has formed a substantial upstream and downstream industry.

With the progress of knowledge and the promotion of consumer upgrading, the picture and video data acquisition, processing, and output technology have developed to a reasonably sophisticated level; the pixels of the image sensor acquisition data are constantly improving, and the image signal processor can realize the functions of auto focus, auto exposure, bad point removal, lens shadow correction, demosaicing, color correction, gamma correction, noise reduction, compression and storage of data, etc. Furthermore, the development progress of high-speed transmission protocols such as MIPI enormously enhances the transmission speed of image processing data.

Meeting more cutting-edge application scenarios makes current image processing designs need to support complex and diverse functions. Meanwhile, modern digital image processing applications increasingly tend to miniaturize systems to accommodate the booming development of the mobile Internet, achieving multiple procedures and high integration requirements make contemporary digital image processing designs exponentially more complex while putting higher needs on the simulation and verification of the invention, which requires not only extensive testing and confirmation of the graphics processing. It is not only necessary to verify the design module iteratively, but also to evaluate and validate target SoC fully. 

FPGA Prototyping Solution for Image Processing delivered by VeriTigers

Image processing is the most intuitive and visual implementation of application functions. FPGA prototyping using real sensors and output displayer to provide an intuitive and visual presentation of DUT execution results is the most suitable functional verification means for image processing designs. HyperSilicon’s VeriTiger® series prototyping systems deliver high-performance FPGA prototyping for all view capture and image processing designs.

The hardware environment of the VeriTigers image processing prototyping solution consists of a FPGA motherboard, supporting daughter cards, an acquisition sensor, an output displayer, and cables for data transmission. The prototyping environment is quickly built with the supporting daughter cards, sensor, displayer and cables, and then engineers can bring up the project of target image processing DUT.

In response to the evolving needs of image processing for capture pixels, transmission speed, and integration, we offer multiple proven FPGA prototyping solutions based on various communication protocols like DP, HDMI and MIPI.


DP protocol project: The prototype environment was built with calling Xilinx DisplayPort 1.4 RX Subsystem and DisplayPort 1.4 TX Subsystem IP, taking local or AXI4-Stream interface as acquisition sensor and using MST or SST as output method, assisting by HSMGT-040-DSIP-A11, HSPI2-044-GPIO-A10 and other daughter cards from HyperSilicon.

It is a wonderful prototyping solution for serial reception and transmission plugin designs, and these plugins will apply to large video processing systems.

HDMI Protocol Project: Calls Xilinx HDMI Transmitter/Receiver Subsystem IP to receive the captured TMDS data from the PHY layer, and then it extracts the video and audio streams from the HDMI stream and converts them to video and audio streams for video and audio processing, followed by the HDMI Transmitter Subsystem transmits the processed video and audio streams to the HDMI stream, thus completing the transmission of the video streams. AXI4-Stream, Native Video, or Native Video can be selected as the video interface of the HDMI 1.4/2.0 subsystem, HSMGT-048- HD20-B11 daughter card from HyperSilicon is also needed to build the prototyping environment.

◆ It will be a wise prototyping choice for HDMI module plugin designs which will apply to video processing systems based on HDMI protocol.

MIPI(Mobile Industry Processor Interface) Protocol Project: Using MIPI CSI-2 RX Subsystem IP to capture image date from MIPI CSI-2 sensor and output AXI4- Stream video data for image processing; this subsystem allows for quick selection of top-level parameters and automatic completion of most lower-level parameterization, the AXI4-Stream video interface allows seamless connection with other AXI4-Stream-based subsystems; HSPI2-070-MIPI-A10 and HSPI2-041-HD14-C11 daughter cards from HyperSilicon is also needed to build the prototyping environment.

◆ It is the most suitable prototyping solution for mobile device image processing designs with evolving needs for capture pixels, transmission speed and integration.


The types of image processing designs are diversified with the diversification of application requirements. Therefore, in addition to the above proven and trusted solutions, we provide fast and efficient daughter cards design services to meet the verification needs of different image processing design users.

HyperSilicon - A Trustworthy Verification Partner

Information technology is changing rapidly, and as application markets continue to compress the time to market for next-generation chips, the pressure of time-to-tapeout on the development team is increasing. HyperSilicon has been enthusiasm in accelerating SoC/ASIC design and verification for more than a decade. We provide the most advanced FPGA-based rapid prototyping system and high performance emulators to significantly shorten the development cycle.

HyperSilicon serves every customer in the service concept of “Service deeply from RTL to post-silicon, Create value continuously from one project to multiple”, With over 500 customers around the world, our practised engineers and market tested products can deliver high-efficiency solutions for today s innovative SoC/ASIC designs.