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 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

by CAST, Inc.

Related Links

Recent news summary page

Download this release (PDF).

Datasheets:

  • JPEG Baseline Cores

News CAST Introduces Flexible Family of JPEG IP Cores

Designers get greater choice of performance and price for JPEG coder, decoder, and codec cores

(DesignCon) Santa Clara, California, February 02 2004

This product is no longer available to license from CAST. Please contact CAST Sales for more info.

p>JPEG_SUPER_D has been replaced with JPEG-D
JPEG_SUPER_E has been replaced with JPEG-E
JPEG_SUPER_C has been replaced with JPEG-C

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced a new flexible family of JPEG image processing cores that gives greater choice in matching the characteristics and cost of a JPEG-standard core with an application’s specific requirements.

The CAST Flexible JPEG Family starts with new baseline JPEG cores that provide inexpensive image compression and decompression in conformance with the JPEG standard. Designers can add one or more additional options, in any combination:

  • Motion adds the ability to process video streams.
  • Speed doubles the performance of the core.
  • Program gives the designer access to a set of controllable processing factors.

A core combining all these options, JPEG Super, completes the CAST Flexible JPEG Family. All the cores are suitable for use in ASICs or FPGAs. Select cores are available now, the rest in the second quarter. Pricing varies; contact CAST for details.

About the New Cores

JPEG is an image compression algorithm popularly used for photographs and other naturalistic images (see http://www.faqs.org/faqs/jpeg-faq). CAST’s JPEG cores all provide baseline compliance with the ISO/IEC 10918-1 JPEG standard, but this standard includes options that aren’t all needed for every application.

The base CAST JPEG coder, decoder and codec cores are delivered in a fixed configuration as specified by the customer. An encoder, for example, might be configured to only work with grayscale images sized 640 x 480 pixels and to use pre-set encoding options (like Huffman and quantization tables). This contrasts with most competing cores — and CAST’s JPEG Super cores — which offer full programmability and a complete set of processing capabilities whether these are actually needed or not.

CAST’s base JPEG cores process images sufficiently fast for applications such as inexpensive digital cameras or frame-per-minute surveillance systems. If quicker processing is required — as for high-end digital cameras — the customer can add the Speed option.
If video processing is required, the customer would add the Motion option, perhaps by itself for a consumer video conferencing product or with Speed as well for a real-time video conferencing system. Likewise, if the core is to handle a variety of frame sizes, quality levels, and so on, then the Program option is the best choice.

All the cores are developed by CAST partner Alma Technologies, based in Greece (www.alma-tech.com).

About CAST, Inc.

CAST provides general purpose IP (gpIP), offering nearly 100 different popular and standards-based cores including processors, interfaces, and application-specific functions for multimedia and encryption. ASIC,FPGA, and System-on-Chip (SoC) designers use these cores to significantly shorten their development time and reduce their overall costs. The company has about 200 customers developing products in nearly every applications area.

Privately owned and operating since 1993 with a focus on making IP practical and affordable, CAST has established a reputation for high-quality IP products, simple licensing, and responsive technical support. The company is headquartered near New York City, has a European office in the UK, 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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