Alma Technologies



Alma Technologies is a semiconductor IP provider, developing high-quality FPGA and ASIC IP Cores since 2001. Its products stand out for their engineering, being complete, easy-to-use and reliable IP solutions. Best-in-class technical support and a long track record of proven designs by more than 200 licensees in 20 countries provide Alma Technologies customers with the best service and value.


Available either as standalone and implementation technology independent VHDL or Verilog RTL, or as optimized Netlists for Altera, Lattice, Microsemi and Xilinx FPGA and SoC devices, Alma Technologies IPs ensure a fast and trouble-free integration in any FPGA or ASIC design.


Alma Technologies offers IPs for H.264, JPEG 2000, JPEG and JPEG-LS compression, AES security and hash functions, as well as SPI, SPI Flash and SDRAM controllers.

IP Cores

UHT™ Image & Video Compression IP

Ultra High Throughput Image & Video Compression with Silicon Resources Versatility


Powered by a scalable and transparent multiple processing engines architecture, the Alma Technologies UHT™ Image and Video Compression IP Cores bring all the speed needed today in the 4K/8K Ultra HD and Ultra High Frame Rate video applications.


Packed with configurable expanded features and silicon speed versus size versatility, these IPs optimize resource usage and enable massive pixel rates in highly cost-effective FPGA and ASIC implementations.


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Video Compression IP

True H.264 Encoding Efficiency and Perceptually Optimized Image Quality


A full range of standalone, easy-to-use, CPU-less, strictly compliant and widely configurable IP cores for Baseline, Main and High Profiles H.264 encoding, supporting 8-, 10- and 12-bit per component video in 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 chroma sampling formats.


A very rich and well balanced H.264 feature set is offered, along with six base configurations and more than five key options to fine tune each. These highly configurable Alma Technologies H.264 IPs ensure the best mapping of bandwidth, latency and power figures to the application requirements, while minimizing silicon, system BOM and IP licensing costs.


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Image Compression IP

The Broadest IP Portfolio for JPEG, JPEG 2000 and JPEG-LS Image Compression


The Alma Technologies Image Compression IPs offer Standard or High Dynamic Range – up to 16-bit per component – lossy, visually lossless and numerically lossless compression of Full Color – 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, 4:2:0, and more – Grayscale, Infrared and Panchromatic image data.


  • 8-bit Baseline, 12-bit Extended and Lossless JPEG compression, including Constant Bitrate video encoding.


  • Up to 16-bit per component lossy or numerically lossless JPEG 2000 encoding, including high-quality accurate rate control and single component Multiple Quality Layers support.


  • JPEG-LS encoding, offering the JPEG 2000 lossless compression efficiency advantage in much more compact silicon footprint and without requiring an external memory device.


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Cryptographic Functions IP

AES Block Ciphers and Hash Functions



Controllers IP

Robust, Efficient, Tried-And-True SPI, SPI Flash and SDRAM Controllers


  • Single, Dual and Quad SPI Flash Memory Controller IP with Boot and Execute On-The-Fly features.


  • SPI bus Master and Slave Interface Controller IP.


  • SDR and Mobile SDR SDRAM Memory Controller IP.


  • LPDDR , DDR and DDR2 SDRAM Memory Controller for Altera Cyclone III/IV/V, Arria II/V and Stratix II/III/IV/V FPGAs.


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