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

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

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

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

PCI Express
Family Overview
x1/x4, x8
application interface

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
Key Expander

DES
DES single
DES triple

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

by CAST, Inc.

Related Links

News Novatek Reduces TV Boot Time with Data Decompression IP Core from CAST

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ USA, May 16 2017

Novatek Microelectronics Corp., a customer of semiconductor IP provider CAST, Inc., has applied a data decompression IP core to achieve a major consumer benefit: significantly reduced start-up delay in digital televisions.

Consumers don’t like to wait when they turn on a television set. Much of this start-up or “boot time” delay is due to the time required to read the initial firmware code out of the relatively slow, non-volatile, flash memory where it is stored. Novatek’s innovation dramatically reduces this boot time by storing a much smaller, compressed version of the firmware, and using a fast hardware decompression engine obtained from CAST to rapidly decompress the code during boot.

Novatek Logo & CAST IP purchase news

The ZipAccel-D GUNZIP/ZLIB/Inflate Data Decompression IP Core available from CAST is a hardware decompression engine with remarkably low latency and high throughput. Novatek successfully used its initial single-use license for the core in one of its highly integrated, programmable, system-on-chip (SoC) products targeted to digital TV manufactuers, then upgraded to a multi-use license to apply the technology to additional chipset products. The approach not only increases consumer satisfaction with a shorter boot time, but also reduces system costs by enabling the use of smaller, less expensive memory devices.

GZIP IP product icon

“The GUNZIP core from CAST was relatively easy to integrate, functions and performs well, and gives our DTV chipsets a distinct competitive advantage,” said Daniel Ping, television products director for Novatek. “The core itself is well-designed and packaged, and CAST’s excellent technical service and support has helped us meet or exceed our project schedules.”

The decompression engine Novatek licensed is part of the ZipAccel™ family of data compression IP CAST sources from Sandgate Technologies. A compression engine and complete PCIe Compression Reference Design Kit are also available. Other CAST customers have used ZipAccel engines to reduce boot time and energy consumption in a variety of application areas; read about this approach in the CAST white paper Firmware Compression for Lower Energy and Faster Boot in IoT Devices.

About Novatek

Novatek Microelectronics Corp. is a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company established in 1997 and specializing in display-centered total solutions in a line of ICs and SoCs for all display applications. The company is the world’s largest supplier of display driver ICs, and is ranked as the world’s 10th largest and Taiwan’s 2nd largest fabless company in terms of sales revenue (2015). With successful sales to major TV OEMs around the world, Novatek has been identified as one of the firms dominating the rapidly-growing Ultra HD chipset market (Strategy Analytics research report).

For more information, visit www.novatek.com.tw.

About CAST, Inc.

CAST develops, aggregates, and integrates digital IP cores and subsystems. The company’s product line includes low-power, high-value, processors, video and image codecs, peripherals, interfaces, and more; see details at www.cast-inc.com.

ZipAccel is a trademark of Sandgate Technologies.

 

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