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Hal Barbour, President
We introduced another new processor core at the Design, Automation & Test in Europe conference in Paris last month: the C80186TX.
Software-compatible with the popular 80C186 but running up to six times faster, its an excellent choice for many embedded processor applications. Loaded with integrated peripherals and flexible features, youll find it quick and easy to integrate with new systems. It also makes an affordable and straightforward plug-in replacement for older parts you cant buy any more.
see the C80186TX datasheet for more details
Headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Evatronix is one of the leaders in the high-tech renaissance spreading through Poland. A large engineering office in Gliwice and close ties to the technical university there, fuel the companys efforts in IP development and advanced design services.
We count on Evatronix for their unmatched expertise in designing processors and standards-based buses and interfaces. Their experience makes our products better and easier to use, and their support is immediately available when technical challenges do arise.
Their tag line is We turn engineering into art. Theyre also literal artists; be sure to check out the gallery on their web site.
Our goal is to give you everything you need to understand, integrate, and test CAST products.
To supplement industry specifications and standards documents, we provide a detailed technical usage guide covering every aspect of the core, and our Verilog or VHDL source code products are extensively commented. We also provide a rigorous testbench, and sets of input test vectors and expected outputs so that you can verify the correctness of our cores yourself.
Every core also includes relevant scripts for getting the best results for synthesis and simulation, and several also include extras such as application-related tests or additional documentation.
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With the dual concerns of privacy and security growing around the world, designers are rushing to integrate encryption into many new products. CAST offers more encryption cores than youre likely to find at any other IP provider. These include:
two Advanced Encryption Standard cores, each implementing the Rijndael algorithm. The AES supports encryption, while the AES_ED also offers integrated encryption and decryption functions.
two Date Encryption Standard cores that implement the rigorous spec set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology: the DES and even more secure triple DES.
the SHA-1 Secure Hash Algorithm processor, based on the proven MD4 message digest algorithm by Prof. Ronald L. Rivest of MIT.
These cores are generally available in synthesizable HDL source code, or already optimized for Altera and Xilinx devices.
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