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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Related Links

Recent news summary page

Download this release (PDF).

Visit Product Datasheet pages:

  • BA22-DE (formerly BA22-BASE) BA22 32-bit Deeply Embedded Processor
  • BA22-RT (formerly BA22-EM, BA22-ADV) BA22 32-bit Real-Time Embedded Processor
  • BA22-AP BA22 Application Processor

Read Related News Releases:

News CAST Releases Royalty-Free 32-bit BA22 Processor Cores for Embedded Systems

Versions from an 8051 step-up to an ARM-9 class applications processor lead industry on fast performance, small silicon area, and low power consumption

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, July 28 2011

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. is shipping new 32-bit processor IP cores based on the BA22 design sourced from Beyond Semiconductor.

The royalty-free BA22 Processor IP Family from CAST gives developers competitive alternatives to popular processors for embedded system designs in ASICs or FPGAs. Engineered to provide high performance using little silicon area, the pipelined 32-bit RISC BA22 architecture delivers 1.41 DMIPS/MHz, with frequencies from 50 MHz to over 300 MHz, using from 12,000 to 38,000 gates, and requiring just 0.023 mW/MHz (in a 65nm process). Multiple customers have already used the BA22 processor in shipping products.

An innovative instruction set language (ISL) with best-in-class code density is key to the BA22’s competitive benefits. Optimized instruction lengths of 16, 24, 36, 48, or 64 bits contribute to programming code compactness; early customers estimate BA22 code to be 7% – 20% denser than that of the comparable ARM® Thumb-2 ISL. This significantly reduces both the physical size of the memory required for a system’s programming code and the number of power-consuming memory accesses required for system operation.

Configurable BA22 processors may include caches and memory management units, up to 32 general purpose registers, enhanced arithmetic processing capabilities such as divider and floating point units, a power-management unit, and an interactive, JTAG-based debug capability. CAST pre-integrates appropriate peripherals with each BA22 core, and additional peripherals are available.

Three preconfigured versions of the BA22 processor core are shipping now:

  • The BA22-BASE (now BA22-DE) Basic Deeply Embedded Processor Core is targeted at embedded applications using on-chip instruction and data memories. (See http://bit.ly/cast-ba22base.) An excellent step up from 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers, it can offer more computing capability with comparable or even less area and power usage.
  • The BA22-ADV (now BA22-EM) Advanced Deeply Embedded Processor Core is targeted at embedded applications that use off-chip instruction and data memories, and may need to run a real-time operating system. (See http://bit.ly/cast-ba22adv.) The eCOS and µClinux RTOSs are already ported.
  • The BA22-AP Application Processor is targeted at demanding embedded applications that use off-chip instruction and data memories, and that may need to run a real-time operating system or a full operating system such as Linux or Android. (See http://bit.ly/cast-ba22ap.) Its performance is on par with the PowerPC 405, ARM® Cortex R4, Ensilica ESI-3200, or Aeroflex Gaisler Leon4, but it uses less power and area than any of these popular processors.

Additional microcontroller peripherals may be ordered for pre-integration and delivery with each BA22 core, individually or in a complete BA22 Platform. CAST also offers IP Integration Services to help integrate any BA22 processor core with memory controllers, image compression, or other CAST IP cores.

Programming with the processors is facilitated with an included C/C++ tool chain, Eclipse IDE, architectural simulator, and ported C libraries. A hardware reference design system board is also available.
Email beyond@cast-inc.com or call +1 201.391.8300 to learn more about the processors’ technical features and licensing details.

About CAST, Inc.

CAST, Inc. is a privately held company that provides semiconductor IP products and services. The company features advanced image/video processing and microcontroller IP families, plus the memory controllers, high-speed buses, peripherals, and other functions needed to build complete systems. Learn more at http://www.cast-inc.com/.

CAST is a trademark of CAST, Inc., Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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