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.

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Recent news summary page

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News CAST Releases Improved IP Core for Controlling Large NAND-Flash SSD Memories

Third-generation IP core improves capacities, performance, and features to handle new 64GB solid state device NAND Flash memories

DesignCon Conference, Santa Clara, California, February 05 2008

The NANDFLASH-CTRL core has been discontinued. Please contact Sales to learn more.

Silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced a new version of its memory controller core that adds features and capabilities needed for managing the latest NAND Flash memory devices.

Representing the third generation of the company’s proven memory controller IP technology, the new NANDFLASH-CTRL core adds support for the newer high-capacity Multi-Level Cell (MLC) architecture while retaining support for traditional Single-Level Cell (SLC) memories. It can also process a bigger page size (4KB) for faster memory operations, and handle larger memory devices (up to 64Gb). These new features plus the technology’s proven reliability and ease of use make the new controller core an excellent choice for system-on-chip (SOC) designers developing products with large solid-state drive (SSD) memories.

“Designers creating memory sticks, digital cameras, music players, smart routers, and even laptops are rapidly migrating to big SSD storage with higher-capacity MLC and SLC NAND Flash memories,” said Hal Barbour, president. “Our new controller core gives them a quick, easy way to take advantage of these advanced memory devices, and even prepares them to use 64GB drives like those coming out now in the latest light-weight laptops.”

Additional new features of the NANDFLASH-CTRL core include sophisticated multiple-bit error correction using the Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) algorithm, freeing the designer from concern for this MCL necessity. The core includes a direct memory access (DMA) manager, uses a comprehensive command set for easy NAND Flash memory access, automatically remaps corrupted memory blocks to improve reliability, can protect memory areas against writes with a block lock mode, has built-in power-saving features, and can boot software directly from Flash memory. The controller works with any suitable memory device that supports the Open NAND Flash Interface Working Group (ONFI) standard.

CAST also offers a custom NAND Flash Controller Driver for use with the NANDFLASH-CTRL core, further simplifying system integration. This allows users to develop their system software without detailed knowledge of the NAND Flash controller hardware. A complete set of driver functions was tested in the eCos and Windows CE environments.

The Driver and a version of the controller for the AMBA® AHB standard system bus are available now. A version supporting the OCP standard bus will be available by April. Custom bus adaptations or extra technical design support are also available.

 A demo application that illustrates the operation of the memory controller core is available upon request. It uses the controller and driver together with a block device emulator controlled by a FAT32 file system running under the eCos real-time operating system. The NANDFLSH-CTRL core, driver, and demo were developed by CAST’s expert development partners Evatronix SA in Poland (www.evatronix.pl).

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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