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
LIN Bus VIP
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

Recent news summary page

Download this release (PDF).

News CAST Opens European Operations Center with New VP Chris Sheldon

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, October 28 2002

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced the appointment of industry veteran Chris Sheldon as Vice President of European Operations.

The new position is part of the company’s initiative to invigorate the European IP market by increasing IP evangelism, continuing effective relationships with regional sales partners, and developing more flexible sales programs tuned to the needs of European firms.

“We believe that differences in market conditions and a bias towards self-sufficiency have impeded the acceptance of IP-based design in Europe,” said Hal Barbour, president of CAST. “Our new commitment to communicating the undeniable benefits of IP should help shift the entire market, while a European organization and policies that make IP especially easy to acquire and use will help CAST sales in particular.”

Accelerating IP Adoption in Europe

Market statistics show that European designers have bought significantly less IP than those in other regions. Despite Europe being a major seat of design activity, CAST’s IP sales to date have been roughly 50% North American, 30% Asian, and 20% European. Gartner/Dataquest reported remarkably similar figures in April 26, 2002, breaking IP sales down to 49% in the Americas, 33% in Japan and Asia, and 19% in Europe.

CAST’s new vice president of will focus on bringing European sales to parity with other regions. A twenty-five year veteran of the electronics and electronic design automation (EDA) industries, Chris Sheldon has held senior sales and marketing management positions in Europe with companies such as GenRad, HHB Systems, Racal-Redac, and LeCroy Instruments. This gives him an excellent perspective on the mindset of European designers, and on the needs for improving the electronic design process.

From CAST’s new European Operations Center in Marlow, England, Sheldon will manage and support the network of regional sales distributors that already exists (see covered countries and companies on the Web site) and will interface directly with various key accounts. He will also lead an increased effort by CAST to communicate the technical and economic benefits of IP-based design in Europe through greater participation with the design community and more exposure to analysts and the press.

Sheldon’s initial activities will be directed towards gaining a better understanding of the reasons for slow IP acceptance in Europe and then developing and promoting effective solutions. Factors to be considered are the range of IP cores available and how they are packaged, preferences for ASICs versus FPGAs, achieving a longer term “design reuse” perspective to project economics, and providing the best mix of pricing options, including upfront licensing fees, royalties, a subscription basis, or other innovative approaches.

“IP makes electronic design quicker, it makes companies more competitive, and it makes impressive economic sense in a tight design economy,“ said Chris Sheldon. “We believe that CAST’s hallmarks — a broad range of practical, cost-effective IP from a single supplier backed by really fantastic support — can be as beneficial to European designers as they have proven elsewhere, and we’re committed to getting this word out.”

Chris Sheldon can be reached at +44 (1628) 484880 or chris@cast-inc.com.

About CAST, Inc.

CAST provides general purpose IP (gpIP), a broad range of popular and standards-based cores that includes processors, interfaces, and application-specific functions for multimedia and encryption. Designers use these cores so they can concentrate on the more unique, creative aspects of their system designs, or to quickly incorporate technology beyond their normal expertise. Privately owned and operating since 1993 with a focus on making IP practical and affordable, the company has established a reputation for high-quality products, simple licensing, and responsive technical support. CAST is located near New York City, and works with an international network of IP developers and distributors.

CAST is a trademark of CAST, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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