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 Announces 1394a IP Core for High-Bandwidth Digital Connections

AMBA™ interface eases ASIC or FPGA integration for FireWire™ and i.Link™ devices

(DATE) Paris, France, February 17 2004

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced a new 1394a core that implements a link layer controller for the high-speed digital bus known commercially as FireWire™ and i.Link™.
The IEEE 1394a standard was developed for use with digital video and other demanding applications arising from the convergence of computers and consumer products. It defines a high-bandwidth serial interface with real-time data transmission rates of 100, 200, and 400 Mb/sec. It features automatic bus reconfiguration (plug and play), support for connecting up to 63 devices with freeform daisy chaining and branching, and guaranteed full bandwidth and transfer rates for all connected devices. Apple Computer pioneered the technology under the trademarked name “FireWire,” and Sony Corporation uses it in many products with the trademarked name “i.Link.”
CAST’s C1394A core conforms to the IEEE 1394-1995 and 1394a-2000 standards, and provides all the specified features and capabilities. It is similar to the popular Texas Instruments TSB12LV32 General Purpose Link Layer Controller, but includes a 32-bit APB interface for easy connection with an AMBA™ bus host system. (AHB and other standard interfaces are also available.) The core can interface with any 1394-compliant physical layer (PHY) device, and it includes easy-to-apply C-language software functions for all basic operations (optional software packages provide the transaction layer and serial bus management function).
The C1394A core is FPGA-proven and has been exercised in a FireWire video camera demo system. Additional sample implementations optimized for speed (and using 2KB FIFOs) show the core yields competitive area and performance results:

Technology

Approx. Area

Frequency
(APB clock)

ASIC
UMC 0.18um process


38,834 gates


111 MHz

Altera
Stratix EP1S10-5
Cyclone EP1C12-6


8,130 LEs
7,698 LEs


110 MHz
101 MHz

Xilinx
Virtex-II XC2V1000-6
Spartan-3 XC3S1000-4


4,728 SLICEs
4,973 SLICEs


100 MHz
61 MHz

                                                                                             
The core ships with full user documentation and a complete verification environment. An additional verification option further facilitates system-on-chip testing by serving as a working physical layer and emulating bus traffic and other nodes on the bus.
The C1394A core was developed by CAST partner Evatronix SA, based in Poland (www.evatronix.pl). Commercial shipments will begin later this quarter. Pricing varies by configuration and license type; contact CAST for details.

 

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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