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 - Secure 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
Automotive Ethernet
TSN Endpoint Controller
CAN-to-TSN Gateway
LIN
LIN Bus Master/Slave
LIN Bus VIP
SENT/SAE J2716
Tx/Rx Controller

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

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

by CAST, Inc.

Related Links

Recent news summary page

Download this release (PDF).

Visit the product pages:

  • AES AES Encrypt/Decrypt Core
  • SHA-256 256-bit SHA Cryptoprocessor Core
  • The GEON Security Platform

News AES Encryption IP Cores from CAST Receive NIST Certification

Commercially proven AES encryption and decryption engines now certified to meet standard for function and interoperability.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, October 24 2019

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. today announced that its IP cores for AES encryption have received certification from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as being in compliance with NIST’s Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 197 and successive Special Publications.

Since 2001 when NIST first adopted it, AES, the Advanced Encryption Standard, has been the de facto standard for strong data protection. The FIPS conformance of CAST’s cores was tested by an independent laboratory, and the results reviewed and approved by NIST, which granted the AES certification. 

NIST security core certification“Our encryption cores are already proven in shipping products by several dozen customers, but this NIST certification provides an additional guarantee of reliability and interoperability make these AES cores even more competitive with the best available crypto engines,” said CAST CEO Nikos Zervas.

About the Certification

The AES cores are sourced from partner Ocean Logic (www.ocean-logic.com). They have been certified for the six main AES confidentiality encryption modes—Electronic Code Book (ECB), Cipher Block Chaining (CBC), Output Feedback (OFB), Cipher Feedback (CFB), Counter (CTR), and XTS-AES—and the primary AES combination modes—Counter with CBC-MAC (CCM) and Galois/Counter (GCM)—plus the Liskov-Rivest-Wagner (LRW) mode. 

The AES cores were certified for all three possible encryption key sizes—128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit—except for the XTS-AES, which only supports 128- and 256-bit keys.

The 256-bit SHA cryptoprocessor (SHA-256) offered by CAST and sourced from Ocean Logic also successfully underwent NIST certification. 

Review these NIST certification details at CAST’s Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program entry.

About the IP Cores

CAST offers several fixed and programmable AES IP cores that produce hardware encryption and decryption engines with a range of features, performance, and silicon characteristics to suit a variety of applications. These and the SHA 256-bit Cryptoprocessor Coreare part of the company’s Security IP family, which also includes other encryption primitives and the GEON Security Platform, a solution for complete system-on-chip (SoC) protection. 

The Security cores are in turn part of CAST’s broader IP portfolio, including 32- and 8-bit processors; hardware compression/decompression engines for data, images, and video; and numerous interfaces and peripherals. Learn more about CAST’s complete line of IP by visiting www.cast-inc.com, emailing info@cast-inc.com, or calling +1 202.891.8300. 

CAST is a trademark of CAST, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. CAST, Inc., 50 Tice Blvd, Suite 340, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 USA • phone: +1 201.391.8300

 

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