Serial Interface Controllers

I2C, SPI, UARTs & other interface protocol cores

CAST IP makes it easy and cost-effective to integrate serial communications functions in nearly any sort of system. The family includes:

  • a controller for a single-, dual-, quad-, or octal-lane Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus, which can operate either as a master or as a slave;
  • a serial interface controller for the Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) bus and the System Management Bus (SMBus); and
  • a set of popular UARTs, with legacy device compatibility in fully-synchronous, flexible designs; and
  • a controller for the High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and the Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC) protocols. 

All of these IP cores conform to their relevant industry or de facto standards, and have been thoroughly silicon proven in multiple customer products.

    Products in Family
    UART with Synchronous CPU Interface
    UART with FIFOs and Synchronous CPU Interface
    UART with FIFOs, IrDA and Synchronous CPU Interface
    HDLC & SDLC Protocol Controller
    I2C Master/Slave Controller
    Octal SPI Master/Slave Controller

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