DesignWare JPEG Core


Synopsys’ DesignWare® JPEG CODEC is part of an SoC-based multimedia solution that enables fast and simple image compression and decompression. The CODEC encodes and decodes still or motion image data of up to four color components, according to the JPEG baseline algorithm (as specified in the ISO/IEC 10918-1 standard). The design’s simplicity allows for easy SOC integration, high speed operation, and suitability for multimedia and color printing applications. 


  • 100% baseline ISO/IEC 10918-1 
  • JPEG-compliant 
  • Verified in hardware 
  • 8-bit channel pixel depths 
  • Up to four programmable quantization tables 
  • Single-clock Huffman coding and decoding 
  • Fully programmable Huffman tables (two AC and two DC) 
  • Fully programmable Minimum Coded Unit (MCU) 
  • Encoding/decode support (nonsimultaneous) 
  • Single-clock per pixel encoding and decoding 
  • Support for up to four channels of component