Digital IP Cores
and Subsystems

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

Secure Processors
Geon - Secure Execution

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

Processor-Based AMBA® Subsystems
Family Overview
AHB Low-Power
AHB Performance/Low-Power
AXI Custom Performance

AMBA Bus Infrastructure Cores
See Peripherals Cores >

Efficiently compress media or data with these high-performance hardware codecs. See the video and image compression Family Page for a media compression overview.

 H.264 Video Decoders
Low Latency Constrained
  Baseline Profile

Low-Power Constrained
  Baseline Profile

 H.265 HEVC Decoders
Main Profile

Companion Cores
Image Processing
WDR/HDR
CAMFE Camera Processor
Network Stacks
40G UDPIP Stack
1G/10G UDPIP Stack
• Hardware RTP Stack
  – for H.264 Encoders
  – for H.264 Decoders
  – for JPEG Encoders
IEEE 802.1Qav & 802.1Qbv
   Stack

• MPEG Transport Stream
  Mux

JPEG Still & Motion
Encoders
Baseline
Extended
Ultra-Fast
Decoders
Baseline
Extended
Ultra-fast

JPEG-LS
Lossless & Near-Lossless
Encoder
Decoder

Lossless Data Compression
GZIP Compressor
GUNZIP Decompressor
GZIP Reference Designs
    • for Intel FPGAs
    • for Xiinx FPGAs

Easily integrate memories, peripherals, and hardware networking stacks into SoCs.

Display Controllers
TFT LCD

Device Controllers
smart card reader

Flash Controllers
Parallel Flash
Parallel Flash for AHB
Universal Serial NOR/NAND
   Flash for AHB

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

Automotive Buses
CAN

CAN 2.0/FD controller
CAN FD Reference Design
CAN Bus VIP
Automotive Ethernet
TSN Ethernet Subsystem
CAN-to-TSN Gateway
LIN
LIN Bus Master/Slave
LIN Bus VIP
SENT/SAE J2716
Tx/Rx Controller

Avionics/DO-254 Buses
MIL-STD 1553
ARINC 429

SPI
Octal/Quad/Dual/Single SPI
XIP & DMA for AHB
XIP for AHB
Quad SPI
XIP & DMA for AHB
XIP for AHB
XIP for AXI
Master/Slave
Single SPI
Master/Slave
Bridges
SPI to AHB-Lite

I2C & SMBUS
Master/Slave Controller
I2C
Master  • Slave

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

GEON SoC Security
GEON Security
    Platform

Encryption Primitives
AES
AES, Programmable
  CCM, GCM, XTS
Key Expander
DES
Single, Triple

Hash Functions
SHA
SHA-3 (Keccak)
SHA-256
SHA-1
MD5
MD5

Other Posts & News

Recent Blog Posts

Recent News

See all the blog posts or news items

Tags

by CAST, Inc.

8051s at DesignCon: Survey Insights

by Article

We're big on 8051s here at CAST, with the longest ongoing 8051 IP business track record and currently offering a brand new MCS®51-compatible 8-bit core that's the fastest in the industry.

We also know there continues to be positive press coverage about the ongoing role of 8051s, especially as the Internet of Things unfolds.

CAST 8051 MCU IP raffle prize: Lego Technics #8051But we're curious what real designers think, and so we did a fun little contest at DesignCon in Santa Clara last month. Entering was simple: booth visitors had to answer a couple of questions about 8051s and chat with us a bit. The prize? A collectible Lego Technics set model #8051, with which one can build two different motorcycles.

We got quite a good response. First we asked about past projects in which people used 8051s. Some of the best of the very diverse answers:

  • Power management unit for a current, leading-brand GPU chipset
  • Management unit for new electronic hydraulic elevator control valves
  • 8051 controlled four FPGAs in a radar frame grabber
  • Barcode reader
  • Video game controller
  • Handheld VHF radio
  • RF Thermometers measuring and sending room temp

We also asked for opinions on the 8051's future role:

  • Real-time applications where 8-bit is enough
  • Control applications
  • Home controllers and security systems
  • Games
  • Cost-sensitive systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Low-cost, higher-speed 200-400 MHz embedded systems

CAST 8051s raffle winner Claus Knudsen

The answers to our little survey—and the discussions we had with folks around them—further convinced us that the 8051 has a useful ongoing role, whether standalone in highly-targeted embedded and control systems, or as a manager for IoT sensors, or a helper in large heterogeneous systems.

Watch for continuing growth in the 8051s we carry in the coming months.

Oh, and who won the DesignCon raffle? Claus Knudsen, an excited chief R&D electronics engineer for Malema Sensors in California.  

 

 

 

tw    fbk    li    li    li
Top of Page