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.

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Recent news summary page

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News Geon Secure Execution Processor Brings Royalty-Free Protection to IoT Devices

IP core now available from CAST cryptographically protects critical code and data within a low-power, high-performance 32-bit processor

IoT DevCon, Santa Clara, CA, April 26 2017

The Geon Secure Execution Processor builds data and code protection into a 32-bit processor UP coreSemiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. today announced the availability of an IP core that builds secure code execution into a 32-bit processor suitable for embedded systems and Internet of Things devices.

The Geon™ Secure Execution Processor uses two or more cryptographically separated execution contexts for a high degree of security during code execution and for data storage and transfer to and from the processor.

Firmware stored outside the processor is encrypted and thus safe, and Geon decrypts and checks that code and data only after it is transferred and isolated to a particular execution context within the processor. Geon isolates the multiple execution contexts from one another by assigning specific address space and execution units to each, and using a separate set of encryption keys per execution context for the code and data encryption. In this manner, even a complete breach of a software context in one execution context fails to compromise the data and code of the other contexts.

Geon protected processor block diagramUnlike approaches employing a special secure or trusted mode of processor operation, Geon completely and securely separates each execution context 100% of the time. Any compromise to the confidentially or integrity of one Geon execution thread is separated from all the other contexts by the authenticated encryption, and cannot spread to the rest of the system. Moreover, Geon’s security methods are relatively low in complexity and add no significant software overhead, making Geon practical for use in even very small, deeply embedded systems.

“The Geon processor offers a different approach to system security that is both elegant in its design and unrelenting in its protection of sensitive data and code,” said Nikos Zervas, chief operating officer of CAST. “Built-in security, excellent performance, small silicon area, and low-power operation make Geon extremely suitable for IoT nodes and similar devices, while Geon’s royalty-free licensing is an extra bonus for these low-cost products.”

Geon’s 32-bit processing unit uses a five-stage pipeline and achieves up to 1.79 DMIPs/MHz (running at, for example, 450MHz on a 90nm process technology). It features separate instruction and data caches, supports tightly coupled internal memories, and has a Memory Management Unit supporting virtual memory. Thirty-two general purpose registers and several popular peripherals and interfaces are included, with more optionally available. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) extensions are available, and an inline coprocessor interface handles custom instructions.

Sourced from Beyond Semiconductor and a member of the 32-bit BA2x™ Processor Family, Geon benefits from the extreme code density of the BA2x ISA, and employs advanced power management to further lower CPU and memory subsystem power consumption.

The royalty-free Geon Secure Execution Processor is available now from CAST in RTL source code, complete with the BeyondStudio™ Eclipse-based IDE. A non-intrusive JTAG or serial debug package, ready-to-run reference design boards, pre-integrated platforms for AMBA bus based systems, and a variety of companion cores are also available.

To learn more about CAST and its line of IP cores and subsystems, call +1 201.391.8300, email info@cast-inc.com,  or visit www.cast-inc.com. Learn more about Beyond Semiconductor by visiting www.beyondsemi.com.

Geon, BA2x, and BeyondStudio are trademarks of Beyond Semiconductor. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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