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 - Protected 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
CAMFE Camera Processor
Network Stacks
40G UDPIP Stack
1G/10G UDPIP Stack
• Hardware RTP Stack
  – for H.264
  – for JPEG
IEEE 802.1AS Time Sync.

IEEE 802.1Qav & 802.1Qbv

• MPEG Transport Stream

JPEG Still & Motion

Lossless & Near-Lossless

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

Device Controllers
smart card reader

Flash Controllers
Parallel Flash
Parallel Flash for AHB
Universal Serial NOR/NAND
   Flash for AHB

Legacy Peripherals
DMA Controllers
8237, 82380
16450S, 16550S, 16750S

Quickly complete the standard parts of your SoC with these memory and peripheral controllers, interfaces, and interconnect cores.

Octal/Quad/Dual/Single SPI
Quad SPI
Single SPI
SPI to AHB-Lite

Master/Slave Controller
Master/Slave VIP
Master  • Slave

These encryption cores make it easy to build security into a variety of systems.

AES, programmable
Key Expander

DES single
DES triple

Hash Functions
SHA-3 (Keccak)

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The IP newsletter from CAST, Inc. — June 2, 2011

Time for DAC Again

I can't help but get reflective as another DAC quickly approaches.

In 1995 when CAST first exhibited at DAC (yes, this will be our 16th year there!) few others in the industry even knew what "IP" was. We did, and we believed in its power to help designers, and here we are today.

IP reuse has of course become a mainstream, essential method for time- and cost-effective SoC design. I believe CAST's unique approach to the market has helped accelerate this adoption. Key points include:

  • A dedication to high-quality IP code and complete deliverables, with innovative application expert partnerships to produce the best possible solutions.
  • Simple, royalty-free licensing and competitive pricing, so you know all your costs up front.
  • An intense dedication to customer support, with an experienced, global team providing fast, effective solutions.

Dozens and dozens of small "IP companies" sprang up through the years—some even exhibiting at past DACs—but nearly all are gone now because they failed to provide real value.

Now you're faced with essentially three sources of semiconductor IP. There are a few small firms that do a good job in their particular technology niche. There are the very large firms that offer a broad array of IP as an adjunct to their EDA tools or silicon devices. And then there is CAST.

We offer a wide range of IP—get the advanced memory controllers and high-speed interfaces you need along with your video encoder, for example—with the quality benefits of a large firm but the personal, experienced support of our proven team of IP experts.

This is part of what we mean by saying CAST provides "A Better IP Experience." Stop by DAC booth 2217 to learn more, and to chat with us about your years of IP experience or your new IP-based project just coming up.

-- Hal Barbour, President, +1 201.391.8300 ext. 111

New Video and Image Processing Cores

The new partnership with Trilinear Logic we previously announced is paying off with several new products now rolling out. Three new image scaler cores help you get the big picture (or the small one):

  • SCALER-P Polynomial Video Scaler Core gives good quality enlarged or reduced images with very little use of hardware and system resources.
  • SCALER-F uses 2D frequency domain filtering to produce high quality enlarged images—suitable for large display screens—with just a modest use of hardware and processing resources.
  • SCALER-A uses sophisticated 2D anisotropic filtering to produce extremely high quality enlarged images, providing maximum image quality on even the largest display screens.

Two other cores now available can help round out your graphics system requirements:

  • VDINT-MA is a motion-adaptive video deinterlacer that generates super high-quality progressive video from analog or 1080i interlaced signals.
  • 2D-GRAPHACC accelerates your two-dimensional graphics output though fast, hardware implementation of primitive rendering operations.

Besides each of these cores being useful in its own right, the new additions mean you can get most of what you need for any video and image processing subsystem all from CAST. Check out our full video and images IP family, and stay tuned for more cores to come.

New IP Integration Services

We've helped so many customers succeed with our IP that we've probably already faced the integration issues threatening to slow down your project.

What memory do you need, and how best to interface with it? What are the peculiarities of your specific processor and bus system architecture? Which high-speed interface will prove most effective in the real world?

We're happy to now be able to help you with issues like these through our new IP integration services. We still have to say "no" to requests for broad design services, but we do have people ready to help you with the specifics of integrating our IP in your system.

Contact your sales person or email us to learn more.


In this Issue:

Upcoming Events

CAST IP at DAC 2011

48DAC, the 48th Design Automation Conference
June 6 - 8, 2011
San Diego Convention Center
Booth 2217

Live Demonstrations:

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device Controller
  • H.264 Main Profile Encoder and complete Application Platform

Also stop by for some interesting discussion including our CEO Hal Barbour:

User Story

Printer supplier for the pharmaceutical industry HAPA used our C68000 processo core to develop a new replacement board design that is dramatically more compact and less expensive to produce than the original .

How are you using CAST IP? What do you think of working with us? Email and let us know.

Recent Website/Product Updates

Video & Image IP

  • New Image Scaler cores —
    Scaler-A, Scaler-F, Scaler-P
  • 2D Graphics Accelerator — new
  • Motion Adaptive Video
    Deinterlacer — new

Processor & Controller IP

  • C80188EC 16-bit
    Microcontroller — new

Additional IP

  • AES-GCM — more FPGA results

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