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

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Recent news summary page

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Datasheets

  • R8051XC2 High-Performance, Configurable, 8051-Compatible, 8-bit Microcontroller Core

News CAST Rolls Ten Years of 8051 Experience into Configurable Processor Core

8051-compatible IP core runs eight times faster than original, gives designers new flexibility and value based on 100+ customer experiences

SANTA CLARA, California, DesignCon, February 03 2006

The R8051XC has been replaced by the R8051XC2.

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced a highly-configurable IP core that can implement 8051-compatible processors with a variety of features and capabilities. This makes it easier for designers to get a customized 8051 that matches their particular requirements, from fitting into small, inexpensive devices to handling complex and demanding applications.

“The 8051 is still a real workhorse in the world of embedded controllers,” said Hal Barbour, president of CAST. “We’ve had customers use them for everything from washing machines to space probes. Now we’re making it easier than ever for designers to select and CAST to deliver exactly the best 8051 configuration for each specific situation, further trimming development time and project costs.”

The base R8051XC core executes the popular MCS® 51 instruction set, and is architected to use a reduced instruction cycle time for faster operation. Completing instructions in fewer clock cycles, the R8051XC achieves an average eight-times performance increase over the original 80C51 (depending on the actual instructions being executed).

Designers can choose from numerous options that add processing capability or peripherals compatibility. These include: hardware interrupts; interfaces for serial communication interfaces; standard I2C and SPI interfaces; external memory interfaces; a timer system with compare- and capture-reload resources; a watchdog timer; additional 8-bit input/output ports; a multiplication and division unit; and a power management unit. Integrated on-chip debugging is also available, either the proprietary On-Chip Debug Support (OCDS) or the On-Chip Instrumentation (OCI) block from partner First Silicon Solutions (FS2).

See a block diagram and get more details.

Customers can configure and purchase a core with a custom set of options; buy the fully-configurable version that includes all the options; or choose from three standard configurations, the minimum CPU version and two versions that resemble the R8051 (traditionally supporting Intel peripherals) and R80515 (Infineon peripherals). The latter two versions replace the company’s R8051 and R80515 products.

The R8051XC is an evolutionary step for the 8051 family of processors CAST has been delivering for ten years. Developed by long-time partner Evatronix SA (www.evatronix.pl), these 8051 cores have been quality-enhanced and silicon-proven through a hundred successful customer projects.

The R8051XC is competitively efficient in area and performance, as shown by these representative results (using worst-case conditions using optimization for a frequency of 100 MHz with a UMC 0.18 micron ASIC library):

Configuration
Approx. Area
base CPU
6,570 gates
R8051-like
10,656 gates
R80515-like
17,364 gates
with all options
24,451 gates

The R8051XC is shipping now. Pricing varies by configuration and package; see www.cast-inc.com for more information.

About CAST, Inc.

CAST provides over 100 popular and standards-based IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs. Privately owned and operating since 1993, 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.

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

 

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