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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  • JPEG-D-X Baseline & Extended JPEG Decoder Core

News 12-bit Extended JPEG Decoder Further Extends Compression Options Available from CAST

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, May 08 2014

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

A new decoder IP core for the 12-bit Extended JPEG image format is now available from semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc.

One of the few such cores available, the JPEG-D-X 12-bit Decoder Core is sourced from Alma Technologies and is intended for applications requiring images with a greater dynamic range—such as medical imaging and machine vision—or to provide significantly better graphic quality with easy system integration and modest resource use—as in advanced automotive control and display systems. It decodes static images or motion JPEG streams compressed in Baseline or Extended JPEG formats, with 8- or 12-bits per sample precision, in all popular chroma sampling formats.

The core’s hardware-based decoding enables smaller, faster, and lower power systems than are possible with software or software-assisted codecs requiring a host system processor. Standalone operation, simple input/output interfaces, self-programming and error-catching features, and complete deliverables make the JPEG-D-X easier to integrate and use than many less-capable 8-bit-only JPEG decoders.

“Beyond its starring role in medical imaging, forward-looking designers are now considering 12-bit JPEG as a potential solution for handling higher-quality images in more mainstream applications,” said Meredith Lucky, vice president of sales for CAST. “This new decoder complements the 12-bit JPEG encoder already available from CAST, providing efficient, low-latency decompression of deep color images and video with a tiny silicon footprint and very low power consumption.”

The 12-bit Extended JPEG Decoder IP Core is available now. It joins a compression core product line offering the most options available in the industry, including JPEG 2000, 8-bit JPEG, 12-bit JPEG, Lossless JPEG, JPEG-LS, and H.264.

Alma Technologies develops sophisticated, easy-to-use, high-quality IP products for integration in ASIC or FPGA designs and provides these to customers lacking the necessary know-how, time, or resources to develop them from scratch. Alma Technologies specializes in still image and video compression, cryptography, and serial flash memory controllers. Learn more at http://www.alma-tech.com.

Semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. is a twenty-year-experienced IP developer and provider with a royalty-free product line featuring microcontrollers and processors, image and video compression, graphics processing, system interconnects, and more. Call CAST at +1 201.391.8300, visit www.cast-inc.com, or follow @castcores on Twitter for more information. 

 

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