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

JPEG Still & Motion

Easily integrate memories, peripherals, and hardware networking stacks into SoCs.

Display Controllers

Device Controllers
smart card reader

NOR Flash Controllers
Parallel Flash for AHB
SPI Flash
Octal, XIP for AHB
Quad, XIP for AHB
Quad, XIP for AXI

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.

Ethernet MAC
• 1G eMAC Controller

Network Stacks
1G/10G UDP/IP stack
• Hardware RTP Stack
  – for H.264
  – for JPEG
• MPEG Transport Stream

Octal SPI
Quad SPI
Single SPI
SPI to AHB-Lite

Data Link Controllers
16450S, 16550S, 16750S

PCI Express
Family Overview
x1/x4, x8
application interface

PCI — Target
32-bit, 32-bit multi, 64-bit
PCI — Master
32-bit, 32-bit multi, 64-bit
PCI — Host Bridge
32 bit, 32 bit - AHB
32 bit & device - AHB

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)

The CAST Global Team

CAST's team of IP experts spans the globe

We have over a hundred people worldwide focused on your IP success.

A pioneer in the "virtual organization" approach, the CAST team is anchored by a core group of founders and key employees, all with engineering backgrounds.

We're complemented by tight partnerships with dozens of experts and firms around the world.

CAST Management Team

Our management team includes:

CAST Offices

Long before it reached today's popularity, CAST embraced the "home office" approach as en excellent way to deliver both superior service and outstanding value to our IP customers. Most of us still work primarily from home, enabling the 24-hour, super-fast response support for which we are known.

Our headquarters are in New Jersey near New York City, and several employees are situated in and around that area. We also have people in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Brazil.

Our main CAST engineering office is in Brno, Czech Republic. Bus and interface experts there lead our in-house development in these areas. They're augmented by USA employees who develop serial communication, multimedia, and other cores, and lead our innovative work in designing, packaging, and delivering semiconductor IP for easy reusability.

Technology Partners

Our tight relationships with expert IP developers means customers of most of our products can still speak with the actual developers of their specific IP cores.

Ocean Logic logo, experts in video compression and encryption IP cores

Ocean Logic, Australia

Ocean Logic Pty Ltd is a small company formed in 1996. Their expertise in ASIC and FPGA design and the hardware implementation of complex algorithms led them to evolve from digital design consultancy services to developing state-of-the-art intellectual property. Their video compression and encryption IP cores have been successfully incorporated in many shipping customer products around the world.

Beyond Semiconductor logo, experts in 32-bit  processors IP cores

Beyond Semiconductor, Slovenia

Beyond Semiconductor is a privately-held fabless semiconductor IP company whose comprehensive product offering includes the innovative BA2x Family of 32-bit processors—with the highest code density in the industry—plus advanced software development tools and a complete rapid design and debug ecosystem. Beyond Semiconductor has been a CAST IP Technology Partner since 2011.

Fraunhofer Institute IPMS logo, experts in CAN IP cores

Fraunhofer Institute IPMS, Germany

As Europe's R&D partner to industry, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems has been the source of multiple CAST cores through the years. Today we're proud to feature their excellent CAN 2.0 & CAN FD Bus Controller Core, which is the first such IP core available with support for the advanced Flexible Data specification. Fraunhofer, IPMS Institute has been a CAST IP Technology Partner since 2002.

Fraunhofer Institute HHI Logo, experts inmobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems


Fraunhofer Institute HHI, Germany

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is a leading developer of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems. From real-time video and image processing architectures to photonic components and systems to fiber optic sensor systems, the Heinrich Hertz Institute works together with its international partners from research and industry. Fraunhofer HHI has been a CAST IP Technology Partner since 2014.

Sandgate Technologies, experts inscalable IP and technology designed for extraordinary performance in single and multi-stream networking use cases

Sandgate Technologies, Australia and Pennsylvania, USA

Sandgate Technologies provides scalable IP and technology designed for extraordinary performance in single and multi-stream networking use cases. The company’s core team of engineers began working together in 1996 and has remained focused together on data compression and networking through several corporate iterations. Sandgate has been a CAST IP Technology Partner since 2014.

Silesia Devices logo, microcontroller and processor IP development

Silesia Devices, Poland

Founded in 2013, Silesia Devices' engineers bring with them many years of microcontroller and processor IP development at Evatronix SA. Focused on designing a new-generation 8051-compatible controller, they are determined to deliver the best performance, area, and energy usage results available anywhere. Located in Upper Silesia, the company is helping transform this former home of heavy industry in southern Poland into an emerging new high-tech business center. Silesia has been a CAST IP Technology Partner since 2013.

SOC Solutions logo, diverse processor-based system designs

SoC Solutions, Georgia, USA

The engineers at SoC Solutions have years of experience developing, programming, debugging, and delivering diverse processor-based system designs. They provide system and application platforms using ARM, Tensilica, and other popular processors. They are also available for a range of SoC design services to help further ensure your success. SoC Solutions has been a CAST IP Technology Partner since 2004.

Sales Partners

We have long-term relationships with several companies who have proven their ability to understand—and satisfy— the IP needs of engineers in their own local markets. See our current Sales Partners, or visit our Sales Offices page to contact the representative in your region.


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