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

by CAST, Inc.

CAST at Twenty-Five

Article

CAST website banner 1999We recently had the pleasure of celebrating CAST’s twenty-fifth year in operation. We've been focused on reusable silicon intellectual property through this whole period, though the terminology and certainly the industry has changed over time: we started with "synthesizable simulation models" before terms like "IP cores" were even coined. 

CAST has thrived this long—as many other IP firms have come and gone–through a commitment to making silicon IP both truly reusable and extremely cost-effective. 

CAST booth at DAC 2000As the IP industry and semiconductor design practices evolved, we learned that just providing excellent IP designs is not sufficient. Delivering IP that's actually easy to reuse and significantly benefits the customer requires much more, including:

  • rigorous coding practices and excellent documentation,
  • bundling of scripts, testbenches, and other implementation essentials,
  • backing by knowledgeable engineers and proactive customer support, and
  • fair pricing with straightforward licensing.

These lessons have paid off, as hundreds of customers shipping millions of product units have found the IP we offer helps make their designs competitive in a crowded marketplace. (For more on the company’s history, see see the 20th Anniversary Newsletter issue.)

An Ever-Improving IP Product Line

Excellent IP is also essential, of course. For this we’ve augmented our own engineering team by partnering with brilliant IP developers around the world. Our customers then get more choices of innovative, class-leading IP, all with the reusability and outstanding support that CAST pioneered.

Today our product line ranges from the standards-based IP fundamental to most system designs to advanced solutions that are increasingly critical to particular application areas.

A Personal Perspective

N. Zervas at 2002 trade show

I myself have been involved with CAST since 2001, when I saw the company’s expertise in reusability and marketing and sales effectiveness as benefits for the image and video compression engineering firm I headed. I then joined CAST in 2010, eventually becoming CEO. 

Today I'm more excited to be part of CAST than ever before. Not just because we have survived twenty five years—in IP I think only ARM is older—but rather because we continue to build a team and product line that together can deliver on the promise of reusable IP for many more year to come, to the great benefit of our customers.
— Nikos Zervas, CEO

Our twenty-fifth anniversary newsletter issue takes a brief look at several of these advanced solutions:

25th Year Team Gathering

A distributed company for twenty-five years, we marked this anniversary by getting everyone together in the same place. 

“Everyone” today includes CAST engineering teams in the USA, Czech Republic, and Greece; technical sales people in multiple locations; and a lean executive management team in the USA and Greece.

For the anniversary, much of the company gathered in our CEO’s home country of Greece during a week in October, bringing families and enjoying group and private touring time as well as all-hands meetings. 

It was an invigorating and inspiring time, helping us all to focus on bringing even more success to CAST customers in 2019 and beyond.

scenes from CAST 25th anniversary trip to Greece

 

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