eASIC Teams with CAST to Deliver ARM926EJ AMBA Compliant Peripherals for 90nm NextremeTM Structured ASICs
CAST joins eASIC¡¯s newly established eZ-IP
Santa Clara, California, January 11, 2007 - eASIC Corporation, a provider of Structured ASIC devices and Configurable Logic IP, today announced the availability of ARM AMBA Platform IP (PIP-AMBA) from CAST for eASIC¡¯s 90nm Nextreme Structured ASIC product family. CAST, who joined the company¡¯s newly established eZ-IP
The PIP-AMBA package will enable designers to successfully and rapidly build complete embedded systems using the industry standard ARM926EJ processor in a configurable logic fabric. The unique combination of the ARM926EJ core, the CAST PIP-AMBA and the Nextreme logic fabric enables designers to build cost-optimized custom embedded systems in a zero mask charge and no minimum order quantity.
"We're extremely pleased to be a charter partner in eASIC's eZ-IP
¡°By partnering with ARM, CAST, and other leading IP core providers, eASIC aims at helping its customers gain competitive advantage, leveraging the combined benefits of reusable cores with low-power and low-cost Structure ASICs,¡± commented Jasbinder Bhoot, Senior Director of Marketing at eASIC. ¡°CAST, who has been providing high quality IP cores for cell-based ASIC and FPGA vendors for many years, understands the benefits and limitations of these technologies and can now broaden its customer reach by including Structured ASICs. We welcome CAST to our eZ-IP
CAST PIP-AMBA Package
The PIP-AMBA package includes an AHB, an AHB Arbiter, an APB Bridge, a watchdog timer, two timers, a Scalable Interrupt Controller, two 16550 UARTs with FIFOs, General Purpose I/O (GPIO), an Internal SRAM, an external bus interface and a SDRAM controller. It includes the multi-master and arbitration features of the high-performance AHB bus, and a bridge to the slower APB peripherals bus. The architecture makes it straightforward to add additional IP cores or custom logic to either bus.
The PIP-AMBA includes everything required for successful implementation:
eASIC has established the eZ-IP
eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough Structured ASIC devices and Configurable Logic IP aimed at dramatically reducing the overall fabrication cost and time of customized semiconductor chips. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are enabled through patented technology of FPGA-like programmable logic coupled with ASIC-like Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric efficiently employs mask-less customization with Direct-write e-Beam, and thus allows eASIC to offer NRE-free Structured ASICs.
Founded in 1999, eASIC Corporation is privately held, headquartered in
About CAST, Inc.
CAST provides over 100 popular and standards-based IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs. The company is headquartered near