About Barco Silex


Barco Silex is a micro-electronic design house established in 1991, that belongs to the Barco group and has both offices and design teams in Belgium and France.

Barco Silex, a flexible, solid and reliable partner for your embedded system design.

Barco Silex is providing design services for complex ASIC, SoC, FPGA and electronic boards, for various markets and application areas:

  • Image and video processing
  • IoT
  • Communications
  • Industrial electronics
  • Defense and aerospace

Thanks to a team of qualified engineers, and a proven design methodology, Barco Silex provides complex product development projects, together with a flexible, and reliable commitment on budget and schedule.

Key competences for your benefit

Since its foundation, Barco Silex is involved in hundreds of FPGA, ASIC and SoC designs. Relying on our design experience with ARM architectures, a large range of AMBA/AXI based IPs, together with a strong relationship with Faraday, we deliver competitive SoC solutions.

Security and especially data encryption projects, developed for players of the electronic payment market, brought us advanced competences in this area. Barco Silex provides a comprehensive range of e-secure solutions and highly flexible cryptographic cores for standard algorithms like AES and Public Key systems.

Image and video processing is another key competence of the Barco Silex design team. As a logical outcome of many projects performed in the Barco group, our engineers are experts at implementing real time, high performance image processing algorithms onto dedicated hardware. This is particularly true for image and video compression, where we also offer the best in class video codecs like JPEG2000, VC-2, MPEG2, JPEG IP cores.


Another major asset of Barco Silex is their solid design methodology, based on a set of stringent rules and recommendations. We have developed a certified certified DO254 design flow already used several market leaders in the aerospace industry.


We have close partnerships with several selected ASIC, FPGA and IP vendors.


Barco Silex is certified ISO 9001:2008

Code of ethics and business conduct

The Barco Code of Ethics and Business Conduct was established in order to translate Barco's ethical values into a formal document.

This Code explains the standards of behaviour that Barco expects of its associates in their daily activities and dealings with others and governs Barco's business practices throughout the world.

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About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of more than 1,000 Billion euro in 2015.