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CAST and Fraunhofer IPMS Mark 20-12 months Partnership with Product of the 12 months Win


Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and Dresden, Germany — June 16, 2022 –– Digital programs analysis and improvement group Fraunhofer IPMS and semiconductor mental property supplier CAST have been partnered to efficiently develop, ship, and assist reusable IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs since 2002. The standard and utility of the staff’s work had been lately acknowledged by Elektronik Journal, which awarded the EMSA5-FS Practical Security Embedded RISC-V Processor the 2022 Product of the 12 months award within the Automotive class.

Two Many years of Higher IP

The scientists and engineers on the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) deal with utilized analysis and improvement in fields resembling sensible industrial options, medical & well being functions, and improved high quality of life. They efficiently ship revolutionary digital, mechanical and optical parts and combine them into miniaturized modules and programs. One enterprise unit develops superior digital core modules, particularly for automotive functions.

By the early 2000s, IP pioneer CAST had already constructed an revolutionary advertising, gross sales, and technical assist group coupled with long-term partnerships with IP builders around the globe. The corporate was one of many few to focus completely on reusable IP, and likewise one of many few IP startups to thrive.

The 2 organizations discovered they’d a symbiotic relationship, and signed their first contract collectively – for the CAN Bus Controller IP Core – in 2002. The joint product line grew and at this time options a few of the trade’s highest-quality, lowest-risk IP cores for the LIN and CAN buses, Time-Delicate Networking (TSN) Ethernet, and most lately the EMSA5-FS RISC-V processor. Near 200 completely different clients are utilizing this IP, many for a number of tasks.

“This yr we have fun 20 years of working carefully with CAST to convey our modern IP cores to market. Collectively we’ve efficiently served clients from the automotive, aerospace, and different industrial sectors with world-class platform-independent IP cores” mentioned Frank Deicke, head of enterprise unit WMS for Fraunhofer IPMS. “Right here’s to the following 20 years!”

About Product of the 12 months EMSA5-FS

The EMSA5-FS Practical Security Embedded RISC-V Processor is the primary fault-tolerant, purposeful security processor utilizing the favored RISC-V instruction set. It has already been licensed on the most stringent ISO 26262 security degree, ASIL D. This 32-bit processor is quick and environment friendly on FPGAs or ASICs, and it’s supported by improvement instruments from IAR and Lauterbach in addition to many open-source RISC-V toolsets.

“Fraunhofer’s imaginative and prescient {and professional} execution allow us to ship the primary RISC-V embedded processor that’s ASIL D licensed,” mentioned Nikos Zervas, chief govt officer of CAST. “This is only one instance of how effectively our 20-year partnership works to profit clients around the globe, and we plan to proceed increasing our mutual product choices and glad buyer base for the foreseeable future.”

Celebration at Embedded World

The businesses plan to have fun their twentieth anniversary — and the Product of the 12 months award — all through Embedded World, June 21–23, 2022, in Nuremberg, Germany. They’ve adjoining stands — cubicles 4-569 and 4-462 — and on Wednesday, June twenty second at 4:00 pm CAST is internet hosting an open beer celebration on the present flooring. All are welcome, for refreshments then or to cease by any time.

About Fraunhofer IPMS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS stands for utilized analysis and improvement within the fields of commercial manufacturing, medical expertise and improved high quality of life. Our analysis focuses on miniaturized sensors and actuators, built-in circuits, wi-fi and wired knowledge communication, and customised MEMS programs. Fraunhofer IPMS has years of expertise within the design of IP cores for automotive communication and has a household of TSN IP cores. The multidisciplinary IP design staff of Fraunhofer IPMS with experience in domain-specific laptop architectures, community buildings, RTL design and implementation of digital programs can be accessible as a reliable improvement companion for application-specific variations of the IP cores and their integration into advanced architectures. Be taught extra at www.ipms.fraunhofer.de.

About CAST

Laptop Aided Software program Applied sciences, Inc. (CAST) is a silicon IP supplier based in 1993. CAST’s ASIC and FPGA IP product line consists of RISC-V and different microcontrollers and processors; picture, video, and knowledge compression engines; interfaces for automotive, aerospace, and different functions; numerous widespread peripheral units; and complete SoC safety modules. Be taught extra by visiting www.cast-inc.com.

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