- Integrated IP cores and software subsystem provides basic infrastructure for many SoC applications
- Platform saves significant time over acquiring and integrating separate modules
- Immediately begin software development and test
- Software device drivers, boot code, and complete user documentation included
- Easily add custom logic or additional IP cores to tailor or expand the system
- AMBA Bus Infrastructure
- AHB Arbiter
- AHB-to-APB Bridge
- Channel and address decoders, and data multiplexers
- AHB Peripherals
- Internal SRAM Controllers for on-chip SRAM and ROM
- External Bus Interface (EBI) and SDRAM controller
- TFT/LCD Controller
- APB Peripherals:
- Watchdog Timer
- Real Time Clock
- Pulse Width Modulator
- Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Master/Slave
- I2C Master
- 16550 UART with FIFOs
- General Purpose I/O (GPIO)
- Parallel Port
- AHB and APB bus infrastructure cores
- GPIO, UART, Timer, EBI
- AHB bus infrastructure cores
- AHB Peripherals listed above
- APB bus infrastructure cores
- APB Peripherals listed above
- AHB and APB infrastructure cores
- All peripherals
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Options and Bundles
The PIP-BA22 modules are offered pre-integrated with the BA22 processor individually, in any combination, or in predefined bundles (see details in the sidebar).
The BA22 Processor Family includes a set of royalty-free, pre-configured products intended for different applications:
- BA22-DE 32-bit Deeply Embedded Processor, for deeply embedded applications that use on-chip instruction and data memories.
- BA22-EM Embedded Processor, for deeply embedded applications that use off-chip instruction and data memories and that may need to run a real-time operating system (RTOS).
- BA22-AP Application Processor, for demanding embedded applications that use off-chip instruction and data memories and that may need to run a real-time operating system (RTOS) or a full operating system such as Linus or Android.
- BA25 32-bit Advanced Application Processor, for demanding systems running applications on general-purpose operating systems such as Linux and Android. The high-performance BA25™ processor runs at high clock frequencies yet has a smaller silicon footprint than most competing application processors (e.g., over 800MHz and 350Kgates in TSMC65nmLP, 12-track library).
This popular December 2012 webinar discussed looking beyond published CPU efficiency stats in choosing a processor core for a low-power system. See the webinar recording or slides >
- 01/29/13, New 32-bit BA25 Application Processor Adds More Performance to Royalty-Free BA2x Family
- 01/22/13, Updated IDE and Latest GCC Toolset Improve Application Development for BA2x Family Processors
- 04/26/12, CAST’s Talos Evaluation Kits Help Designers Choose the Best Microcontroller/Processor IP Cores
- 07/28/11, CAST Releases Royalty-Free 32-bit BA22 Processor Cores for Embedded Systems
- 06/03/11, CAST Complements Popular 8051 Family with New 32-bit Processor Core Partnership
- Webinar - CPU Subsystem Total Power Consumption: Understanding the Factors and Selecting the Best IP
- Power Time - GSA Blog Post & CAST Webinar
- Consider Code Density when Choosing Embedded Processors
- CAST Presentation at DAC 2012 Chip Estimate Theater
- Leapfrogging The Competition Through Smart IP Selection
- Seminar: System Design with 32-bit BA22 Processor IP
- Lauterbach and Beyond Semiconductor Partner for Easier System Development with BA22 Royalty Free 32-bit Processors
- Ron Wilson covers CAST BA22 32-bit Processors at EE Times
CAST: feeling the DesignCon vibe
EDACafe, Peggy Aycinena, 1/30/2013
DesignCon 2013 Yields IP, RF, DoE, and Mind Surprises
IP Insider, John Blyler, 2/1/2013
CAST announces royalty-free BA22 32-bit RISC IP
EE Times, Ron Wilson, 8/3/2011
32-bit RISC Processor IP CorePIP-BA22Platform IP for BA22-Based Systems
The PIP-BA22 provides the essential IP cores and infrastructure software needed for systems using the Beyond BA22 microprocessor. Ready for software development out of the box but also easy to customize and extend, it serves as a basic platform for the rapid development of a variety of system-on-chip (SoC) applications.
The platform is well suited to a variety of BA22-based SoC designs. It includes the multi-master and arbitration features of the high-performance AHB bus, and a bridge to the slower APB peripherals bus. The architecture makes it straightforward to add additional IP cores or custom logic to either bus. The platform includes synthesizable HDL cores for the AHB and APB buses, plus various commonly used peripherals.
The platform is suitable for small microcontrollers and mixed-signal controllers for a variety of applications, including factory automation, automotive systems, hand-held devices, motor controls, and intelligent toys.
This shows all the available bus and peripheral cores.