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

JPEG Still & Motion
Encoders
Baseline
Extended
Ultra-Fast
Decoders
Baseline
Extended
Ultra-fast

JPEG LS
Encoder
Lossless & Near-Lossless

Lossless Data Compression
GZIP Compressor
GUNZIP Decompressor
GZIP Reference Designs
    • Intel Accelerator
    • Xiinx PCIe Board

Easily integrate memories, peripherals, and hardware networking stacks into SoCs.

Display Controllers
TFT LCD

Device Controllers
smart card reader

NOR Flash Controllers
Parallel Flash for AHB
SPI Flash
Octal, XIP for AHB
Quad, XIP for AHB
Quad, XIP for AXI

Legacy Peripherals
DMA Controllers
8237, 82380
UARTs
16450S, 16550S, 16750S
Timer/Counter
8254

Quickly complete the standard parts of your SoC with these memory and peripheral controllers, interfaces, and interconnect cores.

Ethernet MAC
• 1G eMAC Controller

Network Stacks
40G UDPIP Stack
1G/10G UDP/IP stack
• Hardware RTP Stack
  – for H.264
  – for JPEG
• MPEG Transport Stream
  Encapsulator

Automotive Buses
CAN

CAN 2.0/FD controller
CAN FD Reference Design
CAN PHY Daughter Card
CAN Bus VIP
LIN
LIN Bus Master/Slave
SENT/SAE J2716
Tx/Rx Controller
Automotive Ethernet
IEEE 802.1AS Hardware
   Protocol Stack

Avionics/DO-254 Buses
MIL-STD 1553
ARINC 429
ARINC 825 CAN

SPI
Octal SPI
XIP for AHB
Quad SPI
XIP for AHB
XIP for AXI
Master/Slave
Single SPI
Master/Slave
Bridges
SPI to AHB-Lite

I2C & SMBUS
Master/Slave Controller
Master/Slave VIP
I2C
Master  • Slave

Data Link Controllers
• SDLC & HDLC
UARTs
16450S, 16550S, 16750S

PCI — Target
32-bit, 32-bit multi, 64-bit
PCI — Master
32-bit, 32-bit multi, 64-bit
PCI — Host Bridge
32 bit, 32 bit - AHB
32 bit & device - AHB

These encryption cores make it easy to build security into a variety of systems.

AES
AES, programmable
  CCM, GCM, XTS
Key Expander

DES
DES single
DES triple

Hash Functions
SHA-3 (Keccak)
SHA-256
SHA-1
MD5

by CAST, Inc.

News CAST and Boost Valley Partner for Better Verification of IP Cores

Advanced VIP package for I2C Bus Controller Cores available today; work underway for additional standard protocols and functions

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and Cairo, Egypt, September 10 2015

Reusable intellectual property (IP) has proven essential for electronic system design. Verifying the correctness of IP cores and their proper working in a system, however, remains a significant challenge. Now one of the oldest and most experienced IP providers—CAST, Inc.—has joined forces with one of the newest and most forward-thinking verification IP developers—Boost Valley, LLC—to work together on developing and delivering class-leading IP verification solutions.

In the new partnership, CAST will share IP products and expertise to help Boost Valley develop and improve their verification IP solutions, and will in turn market and sell Boost Valley’s VIP alongside the corresponding IP cores available from CAST. The team has focused first on the Inter-IC (I2C) Bus standard, and verification IP for it is available now through CAST.

“Our custom verification services and our standard VIP products have already seen significant success, and we’re looking to expand the breadth and reach of our solutions,” said Randa Hashem, Business Development manager of Boost Valley. “We feel great alignment with CAST—clearly a leader in IP products and customer satisfaction—and are looking forward to working with them.”

Verification IP (VIP) reduces the time system developers need for testing functional correctness and standards compliance while also improving their results. VIP products combine functional models, coverage blocks, test cases, and more to simplify the set up and use of a complete verification environment for a specific function, protocol, or standard. Since functional verification of today’s complex systems can take as much as 70% of overall development time, efficiency improvements here have a significant impact on reducing product time to market.

The Boost Valley VIP in particular helps make bus interface IP like the I2C extremely reusable because of an innovative modular approach the company developed in its research lab.

“Helping system developers conquer the huge challenge of IP verification is a next step in our 20-year drive to make IP reusability painless, cost-effective, and low-risk,” said Nikos Zervas, chief operating officer of CAST. “We’re excited to provide this I2C verification solution from Boost Valley today, and look forward to satisfying CAST customers with many more joint IP/VIP combinations in the future.”

About Boost Valley

Boost Valley, LLC is a digital design and verification specialized firm focused on developing and delivering advanced verification solutions for both standard semiconductor IP blocks and customer-specific requirements. The company deploys a client-centric, total-solutions approach, embraces advanced verification technologies, strives to have an edge over existing Verification IPs, and works with a growing network of technology partners and satisfied customers. Learn more at www.boostvalley.com.

About CAST, Inc.

CAST is a twenty-year-old developer, integrator, and aggregator of IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs. The company offers some of the best available choices for other -power, high-value IP, including BA2x 32-bit Processors; 8051 microcontrollers; video, image, and data compression; security, interfaces and other functions needed for complete system on chip designs. Visit www.cast-inc.com, or follow @castcores on Twitter. 

 

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