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BARCO-SILEX is a micro-electronic custom design house belonging to the BARCO group. We are BARCO’s competence centre for micro-electronic design. We have a long experience designing embedded systems with particular focus on ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and DSP (Digital Signal Processor). In each of these technology fields, we have established partnerships with key vendors, allowing us to offer the best technological solution to our customers. We offer a complete portfolio of high-end design services ranging from specification to chip back-end, from ASIC/FPGA desing to advanced SoC (System On a Chip) design.
An important area of development is in the field of video processing where we have participated to the realization of several systems for our customers. In this field our focus is the design of custom high-speed high-quality video systems combining video processing know-how and efficient hardware optimizations.

Interest in the project

SILEX interests in the BOSS project are:

  • the acquisition of advanced know-how in the field of video coding and analysis and their implementation and optimizations on high-speed embedded platform targeting a trade-off between cost and complexity.

  • the exploitation of the optimized video coding and analysis tools in our own custom developments for a wide range of different customer applications.

Role in the project

Our role in the BOSS project will be to define a suitable low-cost embedded platform for real-time optimization of the video coding and analysis algorithms, and to perform the optimizations and needed trade-offs. Our work will enable us to provide feedback to the algorithmic developments and will maintain the real-time aspects as an important key criterion for the successful achievement of the project.


BARCO, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, provides visualization and display solutions for professional markets. BARCO designs and develops solutions for large-screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. BARCO is active worldwide and has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. BARCO is quoted on Euronext Brussels and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.

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