Dream Chip

Garbsen, Germany

Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT) is the largest independent German Design Service company specializing in the development and design of ASICs, FPGAs, and discrete systems. We have substantial experience in low-power design for various applications across all technologies from 0.25 micron down to 45 nm and support products from specification to GDSII.


ASIC Design and System-on-Chip

With an average SoC and ASIC design experience of more than 15 years, DCT provides the complete portfolio from IC architecture to GDSII design as well as chip delivery. With proven designs in the Consumer Electronic, Mobile Phone, Automotive and Industrial markets with complexities up to 12 Million gates, technologies from 350 nm down to 28 nm and design experience with ARM, Tensilica, ARC and MIPS based processor system, we guarantee to turn your product ideas into highly efficient silicon for high volume / low unit cost production as well as for low volume / special use case applications with moderate NRE cost.


ASIC design

On the Tool side we support the Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor tool chains including the design in Verilog and VHDL, verification methodologies like SystemVerilog/UVM and System C and the complete backend flow up to GDSII.

Our key to success is the highly motivated team of experienced hardware, software and system engineers working together for many years to provide our customers the one-stop solution they need.



FPGA Design

We have a long track record with Altera, Xilinx and Lattice FPGA designs from concept, design, verification and mapping to the final board design and bring-up. We partition complex RTL-Designs with millions of gates into multi-FPGA systems for validation, and tune designs for high performance and low cost components.

Our offering includes:


  • Concept & Feasibility study
  • Cost estimation and evaluation
  • Architecture and interface definition
  • System specification
  • IP selection, including Third Party IP
  • Verilog or VHDL implementation
  • Top level and functional verification
  • Hardware/software co-verification
  • Synthesis
  • FPGA mapping
  • Performance and size optimization
  • Migration to ASIC technology



Embedded Software

Our embedded Software team specializse in combining system and software design, and has successfully developed a wide range of solutions, including:

  • Linux and Android Base Port
  • Linux and Android Driver Development
  • Linux Software IP for Video, Audio and Streaming IP
  • Linux Image Processing Frame Work
  • OpenGL and Graphics IP
  • ARM based Microprocessors
  • Tensilica Microprocessors and IP
  • Streaming Audio over wireless networks based on AVB standard

In addition, we offer:

  • Full life cycle – Requirements through implementation
  • High availability real time embedded systems
  • Driver development for complex hardware devices
  • Board Support Packages (BSP)
  • Custom application development
  • Language proficiency including: Assembly, C/C++, QT
  • Experience with: Linux, Embedded Linux, ucLinux, Nucleus
  • Disciplined development process: requirements tracking, source code control, unit testing and bug tracking

Evaluation Board Design

With vast expertise of verifying high performance ICs and IPs on FPGAs, we can help you minimize  design risk using cost-optimized FPGA based prototypes. We offer:

  • Board definitions and specifications
  • Selection of commercial evaluation board
  • Schematic capture and netlist generation
  • Bill of material generation
  • PCB layout and manufacturing (extern)
  • PCB assembly and verification (extern)
  • Hardware integration
  • Software implementation
  • Alpha testing and debugging
  • Cost optimization