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
Automotive Ethernet
TSN Ethernet Subsystem
CAN-to-TSN Gateway
LIN
LIN Bus Master/Slave
SENT/SAE J2716
Tx/Rx Controller

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

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

by CAST, Inc.

Related Links

News Xilinx and CAST Expand AllianceCORE Offerings With Seven New Cores

New Cores Make Cost Effective Solutions in New 3.3-volt SpartanXL and XC9500XL Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE), October 12 1998

C2901, C8255A, C8259A have been discontinued. Please contact Sales to learn more.

Xilinx Inc., (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced today seven new AllianceCORE products available immediately from Xilinx AllianceCORE partner CAST, Inc.

These products include serial communications and microprocessor peripheral cores. They are often used in PC and embedded applications such as medical instrumentation, industrial control, aerospace, defense, and communications systems.

These new AllianceCORE products are significant because they are functional replacements for common functions, many of which are no longer available as discrete solutions," said Newton Abdalla, president of CAST, Inc. "They constitute the beginning of an embedded systems design kit, providing essential building blocks in a proven, easy-to-reuse form."

The cores that are now available from CAST for use in Xilinx programmable logic are:

  • C16450 UART
  • C16550 UART with FIFOs
  • C_UART Compact UART
  • C6850 Asynchronous Communications Interface Adapter (ACIA)
  • C8255A Peripheral Interface
  • C8259A Programmable Interrupt Controller
  • C2901 Bit Slice unit

With this addition, CAST becomes the largest contributor of cores to the AllianceCORE program," said Mark Bowlby, AllianceCORE program manager at Xilinx. "This makes them an attractive supplier to Xilinx customers who want to buy multiple cores from a single source."

These cores are also among the first to support the new Xilinx SpartanXL FPGA and XC9500XL CPLD 3.3-volt families. They can be cost effective when integrated with additional logic in one of the recently announced SpartanXL devices. For example, CAST's compact UART core only takes seven percent of the logic cells of an XCS30XL device, making the effective cost of that core in programmable silicon only $0.46. The added cost of the core license fee amortized in high volume applications is negligible, as shown in the table below for all of the new CAST cores.

Cast core         Percentage of XCS30XL            Effective cost of
              used  ($6.95 US direct pricing       in core in silicon
                 mid-99 for 100,000 units)
C_UART                           7%                   $0.46       
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C2901                           13%                   $0.93  
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C16450                          27%                   $1.89  
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C16550                          86%                   $5.95  
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C8255A                          13%                   $0.93  
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C8259A                          30%                   $2.08  
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C6850                           15%                   $1.04  
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                       CAST license fee                Total cost per          
Cast core            (Xilinx-only netlist -         device (effective          
                      Charged by CAST)               silicon cost +            
                                                amortized license fee)
            
C_UART                       $1500                    $0.48        
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C2901                        $3000                    $0.94        
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C16450                       $5000                    $1.94        
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C16550                       $6250                    $6.01        
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C8255A                       $4500                    $0.98        
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C8259A                       $8500                    $2.17        
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C6850                        $3000                    $1.07        
----------------------------------------------------------------------

All cores support the Xilinx XC4000XL and Spartan FPGA families. The C_UART, C6850, C8255A, and C16450 cores also support the XC9500 and new XC9500XL CPLD families. License fees for the Xilinx netlist versions of each core range from $1,500 to $8,500. CAST can also provide source code versions at additional cost.

CAST develops and markets synthesizable cores and simulation models for HDL design. The company is a member of the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA) and of the Xilinx AllianceCORE programs. CAST is located at 24 White Birch Drive, Pomona, NY 10970. Phone: 914/354-4945, fax: 914/354-0325, e-mail: info@cast-inc.com, Web: www.cast-inc.com.

Xilinx is the leading innovator of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and commands more than half of the world market for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to significantly reduce the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunication, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, high-reliability/military, and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com.

Xilinx is a registered trademark of Xilinx, Inc. All XC prefixes and AllianceCORE are trademarks of Xilinx. CAST is a trademark of CAST, Inc. Other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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