IP-блоки CAST

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Компания CAST предлагает широкий выбор IP-блоков для проектирования СБИС и ПЛИС. Весь список IP-блоков, предлагаемых компанией CAST, можно видеть здесь.

=== Новости 2016 года от CAST:

CAN FD Bus Controller IP Core Gains Time-Triggered TTCAN Capability.
Available from CAST, Inc. this fully-featured soft CAN FD core supports all relevant specs, has Verification IP available, and will undergo its second Plug Fest in April

Nuremberg — Embedded World, February 23 2016

Semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. today introduced standard support for the new Time-Triggered communication on CAN (TTCAN) protocol in the CAN Bus Controller IO Core it offers.

This CAN-CTRL CAN 2.0 & FD Controller Core, sourced from partner Fraunhofer IPMS, is among the few ASIC RTL and FPGA netlist cores to support TTCAN, the Flexible Data-Rate CAN FD protocol, and all popular CAN bus specifications:

CAN 2.0 and CAN FD — ISO 11898-1:2015 and earlier ISO, and Non-ISO (Bosch) versions
TTCAN — Time-Triggered CAN (ISO 11898-4 level 1)
Optimized support for the AUTOSAR and SAE J1930 specifications.
This CAN core was the first soft core to undergo rigorous testing at the CAN Open Plug Fest (in March 2015), and is scheduled for a second round at Detroit and Nuremberg Plug Fests in April and June respectively. Subsystem boards with the CAN-CTRL core and transceivers from ON Semiconductor and Microchip will be used in these strenuous evaluations.

Design verification for CAN-CTRL Core customers is facilitated through a partnership with verification IP expert Avery Design Systems. Developed independently but cooperatively, the Avery CAN 2.0 and FD VIP works “out of the box” with the core to provide smooth design and verification.

A ready-to-run reference design board and other development aids are also available from CAST to further shorten the time to market for CAN FD based systems. Visitors to Embedded World and DVCon (San Jose) are welcome to stop by the CAST booth for more information.

CAST, Inc. 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 low-power, high-value IP, including 8051s and BA2x 32-bit Processors; video, image, and data compression; peripherals, interconnects and other functions needed for complete system designs. Visit www.cast-inc.com, or follow @castcores on Twitter.
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New Tiny 80251 Beats Other Low-Power, High-Capability Microcontroller Options.
Available from CAST, Inc. this fast, easy-to-program, peripherals-loaded 16- and 32-bit controller needs less silicon area and code memory space and fewer memory operations than most 8-bit 8051s or 32-bit RISC processors

Nuremberg — Embedded World, February 23 2016

Semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. today introduced a new microcontroller in its 8051-compatible IP line, the T80251XC3 Tiny, Configurable, 16-bit 80251 Microcontroller IP Core.

The new MCU is optimized to provide the 16- and 32-bit data processing capabilities of the 80251 architecture in less than 13K gates, a silicon area no larger than a fast 8-bit 8051 and much smaller than a typical 32-bit processor. It further offers system-wide cost and energy savings through greater code density for 16-bit processing—enabling the use of smaller firmware memory units—and a CISC design using more complex addressing modes that slashes the number of power-consuming load-store operations typically comprising 20–25% of the code for 32-bit RISC designs.

In addition to smaller size and less cost, the Tiny 80251 offers advantages that make it an excellent match for many modern applications. Sourced from partner Silesia Devices—one of the most experienced 8051 IP development teams in the world—the design is carefully optimized for performance and achieves a Dhrystone benchmark score of 0.1455 DMIPS/MHz (using the Keil compiler). A fully configurable set of proven peripherals is included and the 8051 ecosystem is mature, simplifying and reducing the risk of developing systems using the T80251XC3. Finally, the royalty-free licensing fees for the Tiny 80251 are likely much lower than for other advanced MCUs, further enabling low product pricing in IoT and similarly competitive markets.

Visitors to Embedded World and DVCon (San Jose) are welcome to stop by the CAST booth for more information.

CAST, Inc. 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 low-power, high-value IP, including 8051s and BA2x 32-bit Processors; video, image, and data compression; peripherals, interconnects and other functions needed for complete system designs. Visit www.cast-inc.com, or follow @castcores on Twitter.
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=== Новости 2015 года от CAST:

CAST and Boost Valley Partner for Better Verification of IP Cores
ссылка здесь.

CAST Makes Evaluating 32-bit Processor IP Easier with Talos for BA20 Plus FreeRTOS
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New 80251 Microcontroller IP Core Available from CAST is the World’s Fastest 8051-Compatible
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CAST Introduces Secure GZIP/Deflate Data Compression IP Cores from Sandgate Technologies
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MIPI® Support Added to Multilayer LCD Display Controller Available from CAST
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CAST 8051 IP Line Expands with IAR Systems Tool Support and New Tiny 8-bit MCU
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=== Новости 2014 года от CAST:

First CAN FD Bus Controller IP Core for ASICs & FPGAs Available Now from CAST

Woodcliff Lake, NJ — January 22, 2014 — Semiconductor intellectual property provider
CAST, Inc. is now shipping what it believes is the first available CAN Bus Controller soft IP
core that supports the recent CAN Flexible Data specification.

Sourced from Fraunhofer IPMS, the revised product adds FD support to the CAN 2.0
controller core CAST has carried for several years. The core’s FD extension completely
supports the CAN with Flexible Data-Rate Specification released by Bosch in April 2012.

This improved data link layer protocol significantly increases bandwidth, making the CAN bus
suitable for the greater demands of modern automotive, industrial control, and other systems.
As provisioned by the spec, the new core imposes no changes on the physical layer, allowing
the gradual updating of existing CAN networks with CAN FD capacities.

“CAN FD makes the stability and reliability benefits of the CAN bus available to designers of
today’s more data-hungry systems, and we’re excited to be the first delivering this capability
in an easy to use and integrate soft core via our partnership with Fraunhofer,” said Nikos
Zervas, chief operating officer for CAST. “The flexibility and performance of this royalty-free
CAN controller core have already helped some fifty customers get to market on time and on
budget, and we expect this FD option to help many more.”

The CAN Controller 2.0/FD IP core is available in VHDL or Verilog source code, or FPGA
netlists. Deliverables include scripts and a testbench for basic verification; work is underway
with Avery Design Systems for a complete suite of CAN FD-compatible Verification IP.

CAST, Inc. is a 20-year-old developer, integrator, and aggregator of IP cores and
subsystems. The company’s royalty-free product line features 8- and 32-bit controllers and
processors with peripherals; video and image compression codecs; and graphics, encryption,
interconnect, and interface IP for quickly building complete systems. See www.cast-inc.com
for product details.
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=== Новости 2013 года от CAST:

CAST Introduces H.264 Video Over IP Subsystem to Simplify Video Streaming Product Development

Woodcliff Lake, NJ — October 11, 2013 — Semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. has released a reusable subsystem and suite of hardware reference designs that make it easier to build video streaming into mobile and other products.

The new H264OIP-HDE Subsystem integrates three IP cores available from CAST: the H.264 High Profile Video Encoder (H264-HP-E) core for high-quality video compression, and the RTP and UDP/IP hardware stacks for encapsulating video for Internet Protocol transmission. Flexible video, memory, and network interfaces simplify system integration, and optional logic blocks enable standalone, processor-free subsystem operation. Available hardware reference design systems provide a turnkey jumpstart to streaming system development.

The new subsystem is an especially competitive solution for low-latency applications that demand minimal video delay. The advanced rate control capabilities of the H.264 encoder core, the near-zero latency of the hardware RTP/UDPIP encapsulation, and the ability to directly process the uncompressed video stream as presented by the capturing device together enable the H264OIP-HDE Subsystem to stream video with ultra-low—sub-5ns—latency. Furthermore, the subsystem’s dedicated hardware implementation means it consumes significantly less energy than any similar software-based alternative.

“This new video over IP subsystem makes the superior H.264 compression we offer drop-in ready for high-performance, low-latency, low-energy, video streaming over Ethernet or Wi-Fi,” said Nikos Zervas, chief operating officer for CAST. “Completing the solution are FPGA reference designs for turnkey HDMI- or DVI-to-Ethernet streaming in hardware, and customization services through which we can deliver a pre-packaged and fully-verified combination of any video-in or network controllers a customer requires.”

Reference designs for the streaming subsystem are available now for the Altera® Stratix® IV and Arria® V families, and the Xilinx® Kintex®-7 line. These include the CAST and other essential IP cores implemented in an FPGA, plus the necessary interfaces, memory, drivers, and software.

CAST’s IP customization services are available to integrate the Subsystem with a variety of memory controllers, input video interfaces (e.g., DVI, HDMI, MIPI-CSI, or SDI), and IP-based MAC controllers (e.g., Ethernet or 802.11 Wi-Fi). Other options include multiple video channels, different video preprocessing modules, or different compression algorithms (e.g., JPEG or JPEG 2000), and mapping the subsystem to different FPGA platforms.
The H264OIP-HDE Subsystem in RTL for ASICs or netlists for FPGAs is available now, including the H.264 Encoder Core (sourced from Alma Technologies SA) and the CAST RTP and UDP/IP Cores, other essential functions, complete documentation, and more. Call CAST at +1 201.391.8300 or visit www.cast-inc.com for more information.
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Low-Power BA21 Processor Core Brings 32-bit Benefits to Embedded Microcontroller Applications

Design Automation Conference — Austin, Texas, USA — June 3, 2013 — Processor intellectual property company Beyond Semiconductor and IP provider CAST, Inc. today unveiled the ultra-low power BA21™ embedded processor, further expanding the BA2x™ family of 32-bit processor cores.

The BA21 Low-Power Embedded Processor delivers 32-bit processing capability in a small, energy-efficient package, achieving 2.5 CoreMarks, operating up to 125 MHz, and needing under 10K gates (with a 65nm process). Its two-stage pipelined design is optimized for low power consumption in deeply embedded applications such as wireless communications or mixed-signal control. It offers a powerful step up from 8-bit microcontrollers used for such applications, as well as being a more efficient choice over larger general-purpose system processors.

“The world’s rush towards big data accessed anywhere requires devices that can capture, process, and analyze information within severe power budgets, and this can only be achieved through highly efficient hardware designs,” said Matjaž Breskvar, chief executive officer of Beyond Semiconductor. “To address such needs, this new BA21 core applies unmatched design efficiency to the most area- and power-sensitive end of the processor spectrum, doing more work in less silicon and using less energy than any comparable 8-, 16-, or 32-bit processor. It’s the perfect fit for the next generation of intelligent sensors, deeply embedded devices, or as a helper in complex SoCs.”

Energy consumption levels for a BA21-based system can be as low or lower than those possible with any competing processor thanks to the small silicon footprint, extreme code density, and lower memory demand of the BA2™ instruction set architecture (ISA). Effective power management functions such as clock gating of unused units and hardware or software controller dynamic frequency scaling further reduce energy usage. Options for expanded capabilities include floating point functions, hardware multiplication/divide, vectored interrupt control for fast response, and a memory protection unit.

“The royalty-free BA2x family has a growing reputation for offering a smart, technically-competitive IP choice in a processor market dominated by a single provider,” said Nikos Zervas, vice president for marketing of CAST. “CAST has long been a leader in 8051 applications and for last few years our customers have been asking for greater capabilities for more advanced designs. The BA21 is the perfect answer to that request: it offers great appeal to designers seeking to differentiate their products through better performance, lower energy usage, quick development, and a lower price point.”

The BA21 comes bundled with a customizable set of peripherals and functions. It expands the BA2x Family of 32-bit processors, complementing the mid-range BA22™ and the higher-end BA25™ full application processor. All support the BA2 instruction set architecture, which provides efficient operation and extreme code density for greater system-wide power savings.

Product packages include the Eclipse- and GNU-based BeyondStudio™ tool set to facilitate software development. A complete BA21 system board is available for easy evaluation or as a quick software development platform.

Already in use by early customers, the BA21 Low-Power Embedded Processor Core is available immediately, and will be highlighted in CAST’s booth at DAC (#2024).

BA2x, BA21, BA22, BA25, and BeyondStudio are trademarks of Beyond Semiconductor. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Ultra-Low Latency H.264 Video Encoding Now Available from CAST

Woodcliff Lake, NJ — May 16, 2013 — The H.264 video encoder IP cores available from semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. now feature an option for ultra-low latency video encoding. This enables near-real time video transmission for streaming and wireless video applications, especially when coupled with CAST’s hardware stacks for fast, processor-less video processing.

Low Latency and Video Encoding
Latency is the delay incurred in processing and transmitting live video. Having a negligible delay of under 150 milliseconds (4.5 frames for 30 frames per second video) is critical in applications involving human interaction—such as video conferencing, remote surgery, online gaming, or high-value surveillance—and an even lower delay of 30ms (one frame for 30fps) or less is essential for many automotive, industrial, and medical systems.
While total latency is determined by the end-to-end process of video capture, encoding, transmission, decoding, and display, it is the encoding that typically has the most critical role. An ultra-low latency encoder needs to meet the target bit rate (e.g. 7 Mbps) over a small period of time (e.g. 1 frame). This allows the decoder to start the decoding process after buffering just a small amount of the compressed stream, and provides guarantees that the decoder buffer will not underflow throughout video playback.

Achieving Ultra-Low Latency Video Encoding
The H.264 video encoder cores available from CAST have always allowed a designer to regulate latency down to a few frames through a sophisticated rate control algorithm. The intra-only versions of these encoders can now go further, giving designers the ability to regulate latency at a deep sub-frame level. This enables latencies under 20ms for 30 frames per second video, and under 10ms for 60fps.
The sub-frame rate control feature for ultra-low latency is now a standard part of the intra-only version video encoder cores and available from CAST worldwide. These new ultra-low latency intra-only encoders support the Baseline, Main, and High Profiles of the H.264 standard (ISO/IEC 14496-10/ITU-T) and are sourced from technology partner Alma Technologies.

Video Streaming Hardware Stacks
Processing the encoded video stream for transmission also impacts end-to-end latency. Most video systems rely on a central system processor to handle this, but for many applications there is a quicker method.
Dedicated hardware stacks can more efficiently transmit video over specific channels. CAST has developed two such stacks that can prepare and transmit a video stream without the assistance of a processor: the UDP/IP Hardware Protocol Stack Core handles video transmission over an Ethernet LAN or similar Internet Protocol media, and the Hardware RTP Stack Core encapsulates H.264/NAL streams to Real-time Transport Protocol packets that are compliant with RFC 3894 and RFC 6184.
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