About Silex Insight

Silex Insight is a micro-electronic design house. We serve as your ideal partner for IP, targeting security and video solutions in embedded system developments, ready for IoT and video everywhere.

Silex Insight is also providing design services for complex ASIC, SoC, FPGA and electronic boards. Since its foundation we are involved in hundreds of FPGA, ASIC and SoC designs. Thanks to its strong relationship with Faraday since more than 15 years and several first time right designs, we can deliver competitive complex SoC solutions. This expertise of FPGA and ASIC design,  helps us in better understanding the needs of our customers, when negotiating specifications and requirements. The highly qualified engineers for hard and software and a proven design methodology, enables Silex Insight to provide complex product development projects, with a commitment on budget and schedule.

Markets and application areas:

  • Image and video processing
  • IoT
  • Automotive (V2x, HSM)
  • Payment
  • Wearable devices
  • Healthcare
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Communications
  • Industrial electronics
  • Defense and aerospace


Key competences for your benefit

Security and especially data encryption projects, developed for players of the electronic payment market, brought us advanced competences in this area. These high level competences allow us to provide a comprehensive range of complete security solutions or offer highly flexible cryptographic cores used for symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

Image and video processing has been a key competence since the start of Silex Insight in 1991. As a logical outcome of several 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 HQ, MPEG2 and  JPEG IP cores. In 2016 , we added the production and sales of Video over IP boards to our activities.


Silex Insight roadmap

1991: Founded as Silex, ASIC/FPGA design house in Belgium

1995: Acquired by the Barco group, renamed to Barco Silex

1999: 1st SoC development for payment terminal

2003: Introduction of JPEG2000 IP cores for FPGAs

2006: 1st  HSM development

2011: Development of Public Key and AES cryptographic IP cores

2015: Development VC-2 HQ IP cores: lightweight low delay codec

2016: Development of VIPER: a HDMI over IP OEM board

2016: Introduction of eSecure: Embedded Security IP

2018: Renamed to Silex Insight after MBO


Silex Insight is certified ISO 9001:2015