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).

H264-BP-E H.264/AVC HD Video Encoder Core

News CAST Releases H.264 IP Core for Highest Quality HD Video Compression

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, July 14 2009

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

The H264-E core has been renamed H264-BP-E.

Silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new H.264 encoder core that delivers some of the best looking compressed video available.

The CAST H264-E Encoder Core (http://www.cast-inc.com/ip-cores/video/h264-bp-e) is intended for applications that require the transmission of the highest quality video over low bit-rate channels, including remote medical diagnostics, military targeting, satellite reconnaissance, and advanced surveillance systems. It offers this quality for screen sizes from handheld (CIF, 352 x 240 pixels) to full HD (1080p30, 1920 x 1080 at 30 frames per second).

The core fully supports the Baseline Profile, Level 4.1, of the H.264 specification (MPEG-4 Part 10, also known as MPEG-4 AVC, Advanced Video Coding). That specification, however, defines a format, not a means for achieving it, and the quality of output can vary across implementations. Every design decision in the CAST H264-E development process was made in favor of improving video quality. This uncompromising approach led to excellent output and nearly constant-quality video for even the most demanding compression challenges: high-motion scenes, quick camera panning, rapid scene changes, artificial motion, and frequent zooming.

Achieving this video quality with just Baseline Profile support means the CAST H264-BP-E generally requires fewer resources—processing time, chip area, and power consumption—than competing cores that support higher-level profiles. In fact, the H264-E readily fits and performs well in popular FPGA devices as well as ASICs, including Altera Corporation’s low cost Cyclone® III devices and the rest of the company’s FPGA and HardCopy ASIC families, and the Xilinx® high-performance Virtex®-4 and Virtex®-5 device families.

“Altera and CAST have been partners for many years providing video codec cores for Altera customers,” said James Smith, director of product marketing, IP partnerships at Altera Corporation.  “CAST offers impressive video image processing, and its new H.264 encoder core will complement Altera’s own extensive video processing IP.”

 “As Xilinx continues to expand its range of technology specific products and platforms targeting market specific customers, our ecosystem plays a key role in the whole product offering. CAST, a Xilinx Alliance member, offers top quality IP for Image Processing and is an integral part of the ecosystem assuring customer successes,” said Mark Jensen, Director of Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Segment Marketing at Xilinx.

The H264-BP-E Encoder Core was developed by long-time CAST partner Alma Technologies S.A., in Greece. The core is available now, in RTL source code for ASICs or optimized netlists for programmable devices. A full description of its features, technical details, end examples of objective quality measures are available on the CAST website, http://www.cast-inc.com.

About CAST, Inc.

CAST provides a broad range of popular IP cores and platform IP for ASICs and FPGAs. Privately owned and operating since 1993, CAST has a reputation for high-quality IP products and industry-leading 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. Learn more at www.cast-inc.com.

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

 

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