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
LIN
LIN Bus Master/Slave
SENT/SAE J2716
Tx/Rx Controller
Automotive Ethernet
TSN Ethernet Subsystem

Avionics/DO-254 Buses
MIL-STD 1553
ARINC 429
ARINC 825 CAN

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

The GEON Security Platform

There is a growing awareness of threats posed by devices that were traditionally not considered security critical. With rising connectivity, versatility and programmability built into modern chips, many end up in a position where they can be used to facilitate the extraction of valuable data or influence operation of a critical system.

The growing impact and costs of security breaches are shifting the industry towards a future where sound security architectures and approaches must be employed to ensure device compliance with emerging standards and regulation. The lack of appropriate security functionality is quickly becoming the biggest threat to device longevity.

Introducing an IP Solution:  
the GEON Security Platform

The GEON™ Security Platform, the essential suite of hardware security IP, is the natural response to support design teams across a wide spectrum of chip designs and industries. Since there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution in secure chip design, the GEON Platform includes all the common and usual security functions necessary to secure a modern SoC.GEON Securty Platform Block Diagram: interoperating IP blocks ensure secure boot and debug, firmware encryption, and a hardware secure module (HSM), while sharing encryption resources for efficiency.The GEON Platform consists of the following modules:

The GEON Platform is configurable so that only those functions needed to address the threat assessment of the design team need be selected. This allows a team to minimize area requirements while optimizing the performance of the security subsystem being deployed. The platform is also processor agnostic and works with all modern architectures including ARM, MIPS, RISC-V, and the entire BA2x processor family from Beyond Semiconductor.

Achieving SoC Protection with the GEON Security Platform

It is well known that the starting point for any secure design is a complete assessment of what assets need to be protected from which threats. From this comes a definition of an appropriate security architecture.

In almost every case, the architecture starts with a GEON Secure Boot function, which establishes a hardware root of trust and without which most other security measures fall short. Since a secure key storage mechanism is always a requirement, the platform provides a Secure OTP controller interface. In cases where maximum security is a necessity an optional GEON HSM is available to manage keys, authentication and signing as well encrypting and decrypting essential data.

Once a secure boot process is established, Firmware Encryption come into play. The GEON Platform is underpinned by a complete line of basic security cores such as AES-GCM, SHA-3, RSA, and a variety of other silicon-proven functions. The needs of each individual application dictate the choice and final setup.

An often-overlooked part of the total security package is the need for a secure debug function. Often the approach is to simply remove access to the debug chain after manufacturing test, but this leaves no way for future failure analysis which is essential in industries such as healthcare and automotive. The GEON Secure Debug function provides a complete solution to the problem.

SoC Security with Silicon Efficiency

All the security functions in the GEON platform share common hardware logic and accelerators wherever possible. This way, adding additional security functions will have only negligible impact on power and gate count.

For example, cryptographic hardware accelerators, secret (key) storage, protection mechanisms, random number generation, and other common functions are shared among all instantiated GEON security functions.

Let Us Help Solve Your SoC Security Challenges

Building a secure SoC is a complex task. We understand this complexity and recognize that there are trade offs that must be analyzed throughout the design process. The GEON Security Platform is supported by our team of security experts to help customers achieve an optimum solution.

For more information, please submit the Request Info form on this page, email info@cast-inc.com directly, or call +1 202.391.8300.

 

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