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)

Related Products

The Talos Series Eval Kits work with our:

Talos Series Kits for BA2x Processors include the Beyond Debug Key .

Related Information

Nikos Zervas, CAST, Inc."Designers considering IP are tired of wading through marketing claims and puffed up specs. With Talos we offer a simple proposition: try it for yourself."

Nikos Zervas,

News Releases

04/26/12, CAST’s Talos Evaluation Kits Help Designers Choose the Best Microcontroller/Processor IP Cores

Getting Talos

Talos Eval Kits are available to qualified potential customers. Please contact Sales (email, or call +1 201-391-8300) or your local representative for more information.

Talos Series Evaluation Kits for Microcontroller and Processor IP Cores

The Talos Series of integrated hardware/software kits include everything you need to quickly and easily evaluate our microcontroller and processor cores in your own environment.

CAST Talos Eval Kits include the DE0-Nano board from TerasicEach kit combines a hardware processor core, peripherals, interconnects, and memory with essential software, programming tools, and a sample application.

This allows you to run your own performance, power, or code benchmarks, interface the processor with your own hardware system, and fully exercise and evaluate the processor to determine how well it will satisfy your specific project requirements.

The Talos Series kits are built on the versatile Terasic DE0-Nano Development and Education board, which uses an Altera Cyclone® IV 4C22 FPGA.

Talos Series kits are available for both our 8051 nd our BA2x MCU/MPU IP families.


The Talos Series 8051 Evaluation Kits

The Talos 8051 evaluation  kit comes complete and ready to runThis eval kit includes a board with pre-loaded FPGA, connectors and cables, and software.

  • DE0-Nano Terasic board (details below) with USB cable.
  • CDP-XC Debugging kit for the IAR Systems Embedded Workbench for 8051 or Keil µVision Debugger for C51. This external debug pod transmits data between the debugger and the debug target through two interfaces: USB to a PC and either JTAG or Single-Wire to the 8051.
  • A sample software application, complete documentation, and the debugger set.

The board ships ready-to-run with the selcted 8051 core impemented in the board's FPGA. For example, The Talos R8051XC2 implementation includes:

  • 8051 CPU with 256 bytes of internal RAM
  • 16 kB of external program memory - ROM
  • 16 kB of external data memory - RAM
  • Serial 0 interface
  • Two timers
  • Port 0 configured for 4 inputs and 4 outputs
  • Two external interrupts

The Talos Series BA2x Evaluation Kits

The Talos 8051 evaluation  kit comes complete and ready to runTalos Series kits for BA2x include a board with pre-loaded FPGA, connectors and cables, and software.

  • DE0-Nano Terasic board (details below).
  • The Beyond Debug Key and Connector,
  • USB to mini USB and USB to RS232 cables.
  • The BeyondStudio Eclipse GUI, a sample software application, and complete documentation.

The Altera Cyclone IV FPGA on the board includes the selected BA2x Processor Core and related peripherals and interconnects. For example, the Talos-BA22DE Evaluation KIt includes:

  • BA22DE Deeply Embedded Systems CPU with 16 GPRs
  • 64k of unified QMEM memory
  • Hardware floating point unit
  • Hardware multiplier
  • Hardware divider
  • Programmable Interrupt Controller
  • Tick timer
  • An AHB SoC bus connected to the following peripherals
    • UART
    • GPIO
    • SPI-Master
    • SPI-Slave
    • I2C
    • Watchdog Timer


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