CAST Processor IP Offerings Grow With New DSP and Z80-Compatible Cores.Business/Technology Editors
MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2001
High-Performance Cores from Development Partner Evatronix are
Suitable for New SoC Designs or Obsolete Parts Replacement
Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. and its development partner Evatronix S.A. today announced the release of two new synthesizable cores for electronic design:
-- the C32025 digital signal processing See DSP.
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-- the CZ80CPU CPU
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Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. processor core, compatible with the popular Zilog(TM) Z80 8-bit microprocessor.
Both cores are immediately available and are being demonstrated at the DATE conference in Munich. Different configurations and licensing options are available. Pricing is competitive; U.S. prices start at about $20,000 for the C32025 and $16,000 for the CZ80CPU.
About the C32025 DSP Core
The C32025 is a 16-bit, fixed-point digital signal processor A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing, generally in real-time computing. Characteristics of typical Digital Signal Processors
"Embedded DSPs are the cornerstone of many exciting new product designs," said Wojtek Sakowski, vice president of Evatronix. "Our C32025 core matches the popular Texas Instruments(TM) chip while offering both excellent performance and HDL (Hardware Description Language) A language used to describe the functions of an electronic circuit for documentation, simulation or logic synthesis (or all three). Although many proprietary HDLs have been developed, Verilog and VHDL are the major standards. flexibility."
About the CZ80CPU Processor Core
Intended as an embedded controller within new system-on-chip (SoC) designs or for obsolete part replacement, the CZ80CPU is designed to be technology- and vendor-independent. It can run up to 80 MHz on a typical 0.5 micron process, and it synthesizes to less than 8,000 gates, depending on the technology.
"Designers are finding that integrating processor cores like our new CZ80CPU into SoC ASICs or FPGAs is a great solution for many common applications," said Hal Barbour, president of CAST. "More powerful processors are often overkill, and they're more expensive and require complicated licensing and royalty conditions. The CZ80CPU and our other 8- and 16-bit cores with their flexible control features and proven technology are often the perfect answer."
Development, Testing, and Deliverables
Both cores are fully synchronous, and follow other common guidelines for maximum reusability. Each has been thoroughly tested--including hardware verification comparing the original physical chips to the cores using a hardware modeler--and are delivered complete and ready to use, with technical documentation, test bench, test suite, synthesis scripts, and other design information. Custom modifications such as peripheral extensions are available.
About Evatronix S.A.
Evatronix is focused on reducing electronic companies' time to market by providing IP cores, technical and integration support, and FPGA design and IP development services. Serving the Polish electronic design community since 1991, Evatronix is headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, and has a R&D division near the Siliesian Technical University in Gliwice. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +48 32 231 11 71, Web: www.evatronix.com.pl.
About CAST, Inc.
CAST provides practical, affordable IP products and services for designers of 8- and 16-bit microprocessor-based systems. Operating since 1993, the company has a reputation for quality products and responsive, comprehensive support. The company is located near New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , and works with an international network of IP developers and distributors.
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