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

Other Posts & News

Recent Blog Posts

Recent News

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by CAST, Inc.

Gabrielle Saucier Interviews Nikos Zervas about CAST IP Cores at D&R IP-SoC Day, Beijing

by Video

Design and Reuse's founder Gabrielle Saucier graciously interviewed CAST's Nikos Zervas (now COO) at IP-SoC Day in Beijing, China, September 12, 2013. Some highlights from the four-minute video follow.

Gabrielle thanked CAST for our long support, mentioning how our partnership with the respected IP portal evangelism  site goes back to D&R's founding in 1997. She then asked what's responsible for CAST's long success providing reusable IP cores, and why do designers continue to choose IP from CAST?

Nikos touched on the key points that make CAST different and are responsible for satisfying hundreds of IP designers over twenty years, including:

  • compelling, high-quality IP solutions;
  • flexible licensing—including royalty-free IP—with competitive pricing;
  • tremendous value in the form of support from one of the industry's most experienced IP teams.

Gabrielle next mentioned CAST's well-regarded success with 8051 microcontrollers, and asked about our recent  new 32-bit processor IP family. 

Nikos explained that the low-power BA2x 32-bit Processor Family we source from Beyond Semiconductor is actually a family of processors. They all use the BA2 instruction set, enabling perhaps the greatest code density in the industry, which tremendously reduces system-wide energy consumption. 

The BA2x processors are suitable for a range of systems, from deeply embedded system controllers through full application processors running Android or Linux (equivalent to ARM® Cortex™-M0 through -A5 up to -A9). BA2x processors have been in production use for two years now; all are available royalty-free.

Gabrielle next asked about what CAST has in mind for the future.

Nikos pointed to CAST's continuing dedication to adding value to IP customers across the board, but in particular for processor and multimedia applications, and in the form of IP subsystems that deliver more complete solutions.

Work on new processor products is well underway, and the next few months will see multimedia solutions that address 4K video as well as evolving mobile and video product requirements. For IP subsystems, look to the new H.264 Video Over IP Subsystem launching as this blog post is written.

Gabrielle concludes the interview with approval for CAST's IP subsystems approach, and best wishes for the future. We're looking forward to seeing her again at D&R Grenoble in November.

 

 

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