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

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Datasheets

News CAST JPEG 2000 Encoder Core now Faster and More Capable

Second-generation core nearly doubles throughput speed and now integrates Tier-1 and Tier-2 functions to handle the biggest HDTV images without an external processor

Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Jose, California, June 04 2007

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 announced a new version of its successful JPEG 2000 Encoder Core. The new version is faster, requires no external processing, adds significant features, and is customizable and highly scalable. It will ship next quarter (Q307).

First introduced in 2002, CAST’s JPEG2K-E IP core is successfully in use by multiple military and aerospace customers for various demanding applications. It—and the new version—provide high-quality compression of still or video images using the JPEG 2000 standard (ISO/IEC 15444-1). This flexible JPEG 2000 standard offers both lossless and lossy compression, and it can achieve superior image quality with higher compression ratios (for smaller file sizes) than the ordinary JPEG standard. Though not yet widely used for web-based images, JPEG 2000 has proven invaluable for certain specialized applications. For example, frame-by-frame Motion JPEG 2000 is seen as the best technology for digital film compression, and has been adopted by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) consortium and others.

Built on already-proven code, the new version of the JPEG2K-E Encoder Core is a major advance that improves processing and makes it significantly easier to integrate JPEG 2000 in ASIC- or FPGA-based systems. It features:

  • Nearly twice the processing speed of the previous version, with some of the fastest processing rates available: over 100 MSamples/sec for FPGAs and over 200 MSamples/sec for ASICs.
  • A new rate control capability, by which image quality is maximized while maintaining a constant post-compression bit rate that satisfies a system’s transmission and decoding requirements.
  • Expanded support for arbitrary large images, now handling frame sizes up to 4096 by 4096 pixels without tiling, ensuring efficient processing of even the largest HDTV images.
  • Full hardware handling of both Tier-1 and Tier-2 JPEG 2000 encoding, eliminating the need to do Tier-2 encoding in software running on an additional processor.

This latter feature is most significant, as it means the JPEG2K-E does a more complete job than most similar cores, receiving pixel data and generating an immediately-usable, fully-compliant output stream with no extra processor or programming required. Besides reducing chip area and product cost, this plus other features of the core make the JPEG2K-E one of the easiest available in terms of system integration and software development effort.

The JPEGK2-E core was developed by CAST partner Alma Technologies (www.alma-tech.com). It will ship in the next quarter, in synthesizable RTL for ASICs or optimized netlists for Structured ASICs and FPGAs. Implementation results for the configurable and highly-scalable core vary greatly with application demands and user customization; see the web site for examples and more details at http://www.cast-inc.com/cores/jpeg2k-e.

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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