Our family of microcontroller and microprocessor related cores includes capable and competitive 32-bit BA22s and the best-available set of proven 8051s.

32-bit Processors
BA2x Family Overview

Application Processors
BA25 Adv. App. Processor
BA22 Basic App. Processor

Cache-Enabled Embedded
BA22 Cache-Embedded

Embedded Processors
BA22 Deeply Embedded
BA21 Low Power
BA20 PipelineZero

Peripheral Platforms
& AMBA Infrastructure

BA2x AHB Platform
BA2x AXI Platform


See Peripherals Cores >

These video and image compression cores and subsystems help you handle video compression for demanding, high-quality applications or choose the best type of image compression for your specific system.

JPEG 2000
J2K Platform

Lossless Image Compression
LJPEG Encoder
LJPEG Decoder
JPEG-LS Encoder

Lossless Data Compression
GZIP Compressor
GUNZIP Decompressor

Complement or replace system processors with GPUs and easily integrate memories, peripherals, and hardware networking stacks into SoCs.

NOR Flash Controllers
Serial/SPI NOR Flash
Parallel NOR Flash

Legacy Peripherals
DMA Controllers
8237, 82380
16450S, 16550S, 16750S

AMBA Infrastructure
AMBA Infrastructure Cores
AHB 32-bit DMA

Interconnect Peripherals

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Quickly complete the standard parts of your SoC with these memory and peripheral controllers, interfaces, and interconnect cores.

• Receiver

Ethernet MAC
• 1G eMAC Controller

Data Link Controllers

PCI — Target
32-bit multi
PCI — Master
32-bit multi
PCI — Host Bridge
32 bit
32 bit - AHB
32 bit & device - AHB

These encryption cores make it easy to build security into a variety of systems.

DES single
DES triple

  • BA2x 32-bit Processor Cores

    • Deeply embedded system controllers through
      full application processors.
    • Royalty-free.
    • Super-dense instruction set.
    • Fast: up to 3.o4 DMIPS/MHz,
                    3.41 CoreMarks/MHz.
    • Low-Power: from 0.01 µW/MHz.
    • Dev tools, peripherals & more >>>
  • 8051 Microcontrollers

    The leading supplier of
    8051 IP Cores

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    State-of-the-Art S8051XC3 MCU Core
    Mature RX8051XC2 MCU Core
    Legacy-configurable L8051XC1 MCU Core
    Fast: up to 26.85x original
    Flexible: configurable peripherals
    Easy: mature development ecosystem
    Cost-Effective: royalty-free licensing
    Debug and Development Tools
    On-chip debug with IAR & Keil


  • The Highest-Quality H.264 Video Encoders

    • No-compromise video quality
    • Economical: 1080p 30fps in small FPGAs,
      beyond at 60fps in ASICs
    • Easier system integration
      and application support

    See the High-Profile,
    Main Profile, or Baseline Encoder.
    See the Video Encodng Platform.

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IP for FPGA & ASIC Design

CAST, Inc. develops, markets, and supports reusable semiconductor IP (intellectual property).

Electronic system designers use these popular and standards-based IP cores and platforms instead of designing their own.

CAST offers A Better IP ExperienceHigh quality products, superior support, and 20 years of business success help us give designers a better IP experience. Search, browse, or request info above to find the CAST IP you need, or give us a call any time.

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