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.

A flexible, solid and reliable partner for your embedded system design

With many years of experience of highly integrated digital electronic systems developments, Barco Silex is providing design services for complex ASIC, SoC, FPGA and electronic boards, for various markets and application areas:

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

Thanks to a team of qualified engineers, and a proven design methodology, Barco Silex is providing you with the flexibility needed in complex product development projects, together with a strong and reliable commitment on budget and schedule.

Key competences for your benefit

Since its foundation, Barco Silex has been involved in hundreds of FPGA, ASIC and SoC designs, building up a well recognized expertise in the development of fully integrated SoC products. Relying on our design experience with ARM architectures, a large range of AMBA/AXI based IPs, together with a strong relationship with Faraday, we can deliver competitive SoC solutions.

Security and especially data encryption inquiries, thanks to our  long term relationship with major players of the electronic payment market, have  brought us advanced competences in this area. Barco Silex provides a comprehensive range of solutions and highly flexible cryptographic cores for standard algorithms like AES and various Public Key systems.

Image processing in general and video in particular is another key competence of the Barco Silex design team. As a logical outcome of many projects performed in the Barco group, and within several R&D projects, 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 JPEG2000 IP cores.


One major asset of Barco Silex is a solid design methodology, based on a set of stringent rules and recommendations. Thanks to this, we have developed a certified DO254 design flow already used by Barco Avionics and 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 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1,158 Billion euro in 2013.