volume 3 — issue 1
January 30, 2004
In this issue ...
CAST has reached a milestone that's unusual for this industry: we're celebrating our tenth year of delivering great IP products.
Incorporated in late 1993, we initially built on our simulation and hardware modeling roots at HHB Systems and started shipping models for TTL and other standard parts in 1994. Customer demand led us to higher-level devices and to "synthesizable models," the precursor to the IP core industry as we all know it today.
Of course we haven't achieved ten successful years sitting alone in the US. A key strength is our tight partnership with experts all over the world: Evatronix SA in Poland, Alma Technologies in Greece, Ocean Logic in Australia, and the email@example.com
If you're near Santa Clara next week, be sure to visit us at DesignCon. Our live demos will include a USB 2.0 application and a real-time video comparison of JPEG and JPEG 2000. We'll also be announcing a couple of interesting products: a new Flexible JPEG Family, and a new USB 2.0 On-the-Go (OTG) core.
The JPEG Family is a new approach that answers frequent customer requests for a simpler, less expensive, standards-conforming image processing core.
The Family starts with baseline JPEG processing for a remarkably low price, then has options you can mix and match as needed: Motion adds video stream processing, Speed doubles the performance of the core, and Program gives you control over the core's many configurable options and capabilities.
All the options get rolled into the top-of-the line JPEG Super core, representing a great value and easy solution if your needs are extensive. See the JPEG Family datasheet to learn more, and contact Sales for pricing and other details. Core datasheets and additional info will be posted on our web site after the announcement goes public next week.
OTG promises to build on the huge popularity of USB by making it even easier to connect different digital devices. It enables a single port to act as either a host or a peripheral device, depending on which end of the cable gets attached. This means, for example, you can connect your digital camera to a printer for producing photos, to a cell phone for sharing them on the Internet, and to a flash memory drive for archiving them, all without a host computer.
Give us a call (201/391-8300) or email if you'd like a private meeting at DesignCon, or just to learn more about our new cores, and about our plans for the next ten years!
Next up: DATE, CNIT La Defense, Paris, France, February 17-19, 2004
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