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.

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See LJPEG-D Lossless JPEG Decoder core

See LJPEG-E LJPEG-E Lossless JPEG Encoder core

News Creo Uses CAST IP Cores in Advanced Leaf Aptus Digital Camera Backs

Lossless encoder and decoder enable quicker shoot times and smaller data files while preserving 100% image quality

ANAHEIM, California, DAC, June 13 2005

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

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today revealed that the Leaf® Aptus digital camera backs announced last month by Creo Inc. employ CAST IP cores for image compression and decompression.

Aimed at professional photographers, the new Leaf Aptus 22 and Leaf Aptus 17 camera backs offer photo resolutions of 22 million and 17 million pixels respectively. Along with fast processors and a variety of convenient storage mechanisms, the lossless data compression implemented by CAST’s cores makes the large data files generated by these cameras significantly more manageable.

The cores use the same compression technology recently adopted by Adobe for the Digital Negative (DNG) RAW format standard: Lossless Huffman JPEG (LJPEG). This quality standard is typically used in applications where lossless, high resolution images are critical, such as in medical applications. Added to the JPEG standard in 1995, this little-used but efficient technology is seeing a resurgence because it enables high-performance, bit-by-bit accurate image reproduction using significantly fewer resources than required for other lossless techniques such as JPEG 2000.

“Leaf customers demand absolute image fidelity, and CAST’s cores helped us deliver that in our new Aptus line,” said Dr. Daniel Seidner, senior project manager at Creo/Leaf. "They also helped us achieve faster image processing, with smaller files and no loss of information. The cores were well documented and easy to implement, and we enjoyed a fruitful and smooth relationship working with CAST.”

The Leaf Aptus camera backs use CAST’s Lossless JPEG encoder core to quickly compress images for storage, and the decoder core to decompress them for viewing on the camera’s high-resolution built-in display. Their compact, high-performance architecture mean these cores achieve fast compression times with relatively little silicon area, making them suitable for ASICs and many FPGAs. Developed by CAST’s long-time multimedia partner Alma Technologies, these are the first commercial cores to implement the LJPEG compression algorithm. See the CAST web site at www.cast-inc.com for more information.

About Creo Leaf

In 1992, Leaf introduced the world’s first digital camera back, the Leaf DCB. Since then Leaf has continuously led the professional digital photography market by developing innovative, award-winning solutions. Visit www.creo.com/leaf for more information on Leaf and the Aptus product line.

Leaf is a part of Creo Inc. a global company with key strengths in imaging, software, and digital printing plate technology. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada, and reported fiscal 2004 revenue of US$636 million. Creo trades on NASDAQ (CREO) and the TSX (CRE). See www.creo.com for more information.

About CAST Incorporated

CAST provides about 100 popular and standards-based IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs. 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, partners with IP developers around the world, and works with select sales consultants and distributors throughout Europe and Asia.

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

 

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