Enabling new design services using innovative FPGA solutions

What can Sembarc do for you?

The team that make up Sembarc has been providing quality silicon design solutions for more than 20 years. We bring you industry perspectives and best-in-class approaches to using the latest technology to make your business better. We begin by getting to know you and your challenges. We then deliver options, ideas, and business solutions that increase your efficiency, lower your costs, and enable new services. We enable your employees to work faster and smarter as they anticipate and respond to market opportunities.
Working with high profile clients such as Nortel (Metro Ethernet Networks) and Flextronics, Sembarc have designed and implemented the system architecture, the silicon ASICs and FPGAs, and embedded software for the most complex of telecom network solutions. We provide cost efficient, proven solutions with extra high levels of system integration, giving our customers excellent return on investment that exceeds competitor design companies and open market vendor ASSPs.

Why Sembarc?

Sembarc is a complete, end-2-end, telecoms design team. We apply our founding disciplines (Silicon design with EMBedded SW & system ARChitecture) to provide complete solutions to the increasing bandwidth demands and system density requirements of network operators. We understand the real-time issues facing Telecoms Equipment Manufacturers as they balance cost, flexibility and time to market.

Sembarc core competencies include:
  • System Architecture in telecoms/packet networks
    • OTN, SONET, SDH, PDH, GFP, VCAT, Ethernet
  • ASIC & FPGA design and implementation
    • TI, LSI, STM, Xilinx, Altera, Lattice
  • System On Chip design and implementation
    • ARM, PowerPC, NIOS, Microblaze cores
  • Embedded software design and implementation
    • RTOS, Linux & in-house designed for time critical applications

Key to the team’s success is getting it ‘right first time’; our last 7 designs have been deployed without rework and under budget.

Why Outsource?

The trend towards outsourcing hardware design continues to accelerate as more and more companies understand the value proposition and become more proficient at managing external vendors. But why outsource your product development?

The benefits in outsourcing product development include:
  • Greater focus, flexibility, capability and control
  • Access to specialized skill sets
  • Ability to manage engineering peaks
  • Greater control over costs
  • Accelerated time-to-market

The primary benefit of outsourcing is the accelerated time-to-market whilst controlling overhead and reducing risk. We recognise that building a new engineering team, or adding capacity or specialized skill sets is time consuming. The reality of engineer resource allocation is more peaks and troughs versus a steady state. Too often this leads to a form of project scheduling that is driven by availability of resources instead of alignment with market demand. In addition, underlying technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Companies who manage to leverage the latest technologies can leapfrog into the market or increase their market share. Conversely any inefficiency in the product development process could translate into a loss of market share, or reaching the market too late.  Proven and trusted outsourcing partners like Sembarc are current with the latest technologies, processes, and tools that reduce development cycle time.


Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) combined with rapid board-level prototyping can be your fastest path to initial product proof-of-concept, or even full production when unit volumes are less than 100,000 units per year. We can help you capatalize on the FPGA advantages over ASIC implementation to drive your product into the market at the earliest opportunity and meet critical market windows.

Leveraging our extensive experience in the development of System on Chip (SoC) ASICs, Sembarc has created a successful design methodology for FPGA solutions. Imagine developing reconfigurable electronic products with the lowest possible power consumption by utilizing hardware that can be reconfigured on the ‘fly’.

FPGA solutions now support multi million system gates at speeds up to 600+ Mhz, 1000+ I/O pins, multiple high speed SERDES ports up to 11.3Gbps (28Gbps in development), internal memory up to 40Mbits, external memory support for high-speed external memory interfaces including DDR, DDR2, DDR3, SDRAM, RLDRAM II, QDR II, and QDR II+ SRAM.

Combine this capability with our Embedded Software experience and board-level design expertise and you can quickly get to market. FPGA solutions from Sembarc can often save millions of dollars in the development of new ASIC prototypes and systems. Getting started with Sembarc couldn’t be easier. Call us now to see how we can support your business +44 2892 620430 or email us on info(at)sembarc.com.