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 Endpoint Controller
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

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by CAST, Inc.

CAST — An IP Business that Works

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— Hal Barbour, CEO

I joined CAST in 1999 through a merger with my EDA data management start-up Lineage Systems. We all knew Lineage Systems logoeach other well from working together at HHB Systems, and shared a common vision of delivering great value to customers,seeking enduring relationships rather than quick deals, loving leading-edge technology, and generally enjoying what we’re doing.

Shaded by our experiences in a global corporation and aware of how many tech firms fail following the classical business school approach to growth, we were determined to avoid outside investment and to grow CAST in a bootstrap fashion. The resulting frugality lead to three factors that remain key to CAST’s success today: building a flexible, low-overhead infrastructure; adopting an up-front, fixed-cost model for IP licensing; and embracing a networked partnership approach to development and sales.

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As designers began to understand then demand the advantages of IP-based design, we quickly realized we couldn’t adequately provide everything they needed by developing it all ourselves.

We found that smart, educated people all over the planet were forming groups around IP development with unique ideas and great knowledge of specific application areas, but without access to potential customers.  By connecting with the best of these groups, we developed a unique global business model that leveraged a diverse set of creative energies under the unifying and trustworthy CAST business umbrella.

Our commitment to keeping operating expenses low in order to make our products more affordable for customers led us to focus resources more on development, sales, and support and less on fancy offices and other overhead, and to outsource non-mission-critical services (e.g., read Cultivating a Company in Cyberspace). We quickly found big advantages to this approach: employees were more productive and better aligned with our primary objectives, and workspace flexibility meant we could better support customers in time zones all around the world.

Our hands-on experiences with early IP adopters also made clear how many were leery of IP becoming a big lifetime expense. This led us to offer fixed-price, up-front IP licensing rather than charging royalties, devising, refining, and still using today a simple, project-based IP licensing model. VSIA LogoWe also joined and participated in industry initiatives for better IP licensing and quality, from partner programs at Altera, Xilinx, and others to industry initiatives like the Virtual Socket Alliance (VSIA) and its Quality IP (QIP) effort.

We continue with this model today, excited to work with some of the best IP experts in the world, and proud to deliver to a large and growing customer base the high-quality, easy-to-use, cost-effective IP that helps them produce class-beating electronic products. 

 

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