Silex Insight


Silex Insight is a recognized market-leading independent supplier of Security IP solutions for embedded systems and custom OEM solutions for AVoIP/Video IP codec. The security platforms and solutions from Silex Insight include flexible and high-performance crypto engines which are easy to integrate and an eSecure IP module that provides a complete security solution for all platforms. For custom OEM solutions for AVoIP/Video IP codec, Silex Insight provides high-end image and video compression solutions for distributing low latency, 4K HDR video over IP. Development take place at the headquarters near Brussels, Belgium.



Embedded security IP solutions

Securing The Connected World With Embedded Security IP Solutions


Highly scalable and flexible silicon proven Security IP for embedded systems used in the ever growing connected world of the IoT. All our turn-key solutions are compliant with most common industry standards (NIST and others). IP integrators can benefit from decades of experience in security ASIC and FPGA design.

Video codec IP cores and AV over IP solutions

Professional High-Quality, Flexible and Robust Video/Image Solutions 


Image and video compression on ASIC/FPGA devices for professional applications. Our focus is on video codecs that provides low latency and high quality such as COLIBRI, JPEG 2000 and VC-2 HQ.


Next to the compression algorithms, we have developed competences around the network transport of the compressed video stream. Thanks to our strong expertise in hardware design and video compression/transport, we deliver OEM solutions to transport audio/video over IP network.


Our high quality/low latency codecs are used in many application domains such as the broadcast, Pro AV, digital cinema, industrial and defense.

IP Cores

Security Enclave

High Security Applications By Shielding The Secret Information


We’re offering modules that are highly flexible and fit all applications of the heterogeneous Internet-of-Things ecosystem, from the ultra-low power sensor to the connected car.


eSecure – The Single Module for SoC Security

Highly scalable and flexible silicon proven Security IP for embedded systems used in the ever-growing connected world of the IoT. All our turn-key solutions are compliant with most common industry standards (NIST and others). IP integrators can benefit from decades of experience in security ASIC and FPGA design


HSM for automotive

The Hardware Security Module (HSM) is the ISO 26262 Functional Safety standard compliant solution for automotive applications, designed and licensed by Silex Insight. The customizable and comprehensively featured HSM is implemented for use on SoC, ASIC or FPGA. and removes the need for a dedicated HSM device.


HSM for industrial

The HSM IP module is a Hardware Security Module for a wide range of applications. It is developed, validated and licensed by Silex Insight (partner of Xilinx) as an FPGA-based IP solution dedicated to the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platform.

Protocol Engines

High Performance IP Blocks To Offload Network & Security Processing​


We’re offering the key components to boost your data center, including one of the fastest SSL/TLS handshaking engines in the industry and ultra-high performance MACsec and IPsec processing.


TLS Handshake Hardware Accelerator
The TLS handshake hardware accelerator is a secure connection engine that can be used to offload the compute intensive Public Key operations (Diffie-Hellman, Signature Generation and Verification).


1.5Tb MACsec Engine
The MACsec Engine implements the latest IEEE 802.1AE specification, providing connectionless data integrity, data origin authenticity and confidentiality on OSI layer 2.


IPsec Engine
The IPsec Engine implements RFC4301 and other relevant RFCs, providing confidentiality, connectionless data integrity, data-origin authentication and replay protection on OSI layer 3.


Blockchain Hardware Accelerator
The blockchain hardware accelerator uses a combination of a load dispatcher and a configurable number of instances of our Public Key Crypto Engine (BA414EP). This saves time and space as the transaction load is distributed among several components, thereby increasing the overall transaction speed and output. The architecture allows for high performance offloading and supports all the cryptography algorithms such as ECC. ECDSA operations that are used by popular blockchain applications like Ethereum, Ripple and Bitcoin and Hyperledger are supported next to EdDSA using the Edwards25519 curve as used in the Libra blockchain.

Crypto Accelerators

High-Performance Solutions To Boost The Cryptographic Processing Speed

We offer a wide range of silicon proven IP Cores for implementation on ASIC/SoC and FPGA technology that enables faster cryptographic processing.


Crypto Coprocessors
The Cryptographic Coprocessors (or CryptoSoc Accelerators) are built upon a hardware IP core platform that accelerates cryptographic operations in System-on-Chip (SoC) environment on FPGA and ASIC.
– Crypto Coprocessor (Compact)
– Crypto Coprocessor (Standard)
– Crypto Coprocessor (Premium)


Public Key Crypto Engine
A versatile IP core for hardware offloading of all asymmetric cryptographic operations.


Hashing Engines
Flexible wrappers supporting a wide selection of programmable hashing models.
– Hash Crypto Engine
– SHA-3 Crypto Engine


Random Number Generators
Used for key generation, key exchange, digital signature, encryption and more for all FPGA, ASIC and SoC designs.
– True Random Number Generator
– Deterministic Random Bit Generator


Block/Stream Ciphers

A wide range of solutions suitable for a wide range of low-cost and high end applications.

AES Engines
– AES-GCM Multi-Booster
– AES-GCM Ultra-Low Latency
– AES-XTS Multi-Booster
– AES Multi-Purpose

ChaCha20-Poly1305 Engines
– ChaCha20-Poly1305 Multi-Booster
– ChaCha20-Poly1305 Crypto Engine

SM4 Engines
– SM4-GCM Multi-Booster
– SM4-XTS Multi-Booster
– SM4 Crypto Engine

ARIA Engine
– ARIA Crypto Engine

3GPP IP Cores
– SNOW3G Crypto Engine
– ZUC Crypto Engine
– KASUMI Crypto Engine

3DES Engine
– 3DES Crypto Engine

Memory Protection

Securely And Transparently Write/Read Data Or Code From External Memory


It leverages our AES Core and the unique architecture enables a high level of flexibility (cache size, performances) and allows it to be used by microcontroller and multi-core architectures


Inline Decrypter IP Core
The Inline Decrypter IP Core enables on-the-fly execution of encrypted code from Flash. It is often used to protect the source code from decompiling or reverse engineering.


Memory & Bus Protection IP Core
The Memory & Bus Protection IP Core module enables on-the-fly encryption/decryption and authentication to the external memory.

Video Codec IP Cores

High Performance Codecs

High-end image and video compression IP cores for professional applications. Our IP cores are available on FPGAs and ASICs. All of the  codecs are scalable and flexible to match the specific constraints of each application (latency, image format, performance).


They support various image resolution, frame rate and latency constraints. They are also suitable for very complex systems with very high image resolution (4K/8K or more) or ultra-low latency.


The future of AV over IP distribution!
Colibri – Optimized video codec to encode perfectly any graphical content while preserving a visually lossless quality for video/moving pictures for the main PRO-AV use cases: 4K60fps over 1GbE/2.5GbE.


JPEG 2000
Our EMMY® award-winning IP core solution can encode or decode JPEG 2000 images and video with unrivalled quality, high-speed and compact footprint and  compliant with the ISO/IEC 15444-1 specification. It has been successfully integrated by market leaders in digital cinema, broadcast, defense, storage and video surveillance applications.


The high quality profile and low delay syntax of VC-2 is used to achieve low compression ratio, typically up to 4 times visually lossless. The algorithm is lightweight and works without external memory allowing cost-effective implementation. The VC-2 High Quality codec has ultra-low latency due to its slice-based processing.


The JPEG IP cores are intended for high-speed encoding and decoding of images according to ISO/IEC 10918-1 baseline coding standard.


Our MPEG-2 decoder IP is optimized for applications such as broadcast, production, digital cinema, video conferencing…

AV over IP Solutions

With our AV over IP solutions you can make your own choice of what is needed for your solution. If you only need our IP Cores, or a complete finished “ready-to-sell” product…we have the solution!



Video Codec IP Core
Highest quality codec (Colibri) designed specifically for the AV over IP market.


Fully integrated board that enables ultra-low latency audio/video over IP. The transmit and receive boards features up to 4K/UHD over 1GbE, 2.5GbE and 10GbE Ethernet cable with compression using the Colibri,  VC-2 HQ, JPEG 2000 or another codec

– Multiview feature
– 2x HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2
– 1x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen1)
– Video processor and scaler
– Audio processor and down-mixer
– RTP transport
– AES security and 802.1x network authentication
– Multigigabit Ethernet interface (1GbE, 2.5GbE, 10GbE)
– Text and logo insertion
– Video wall processor
– Ultra-fast switching
– Configurable forward error correction
– USB over IP


Design your own PCB?
We can deliver the 4K60fps AVoIP transmitter/receiver chip, including all the same features as the VIPER TX/RX board, for you to integrate in your own PCB design. Contact us below for more details.