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Welcome to Zipcores IP Cores

Zipcores design and sell Intellectual Property (IP Cores) for implementation on Semiconductor Devices. We offer a wide range of cores for a variety of applications - from basic building blocks to more complex systems. Our IP Cores are supplied as VHDL source code (or Verilog on request) and can be synthesized across multiple technologies - whether it be FPGA, ASIC or SoC. Please click on a category to expand the list of available cores or contact us to discuss a custom solution.


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Nov 24, 2022

Looking for a cost-effective On-Screen Display (OSD) solution for real-time video applications? Well look no further! Zipcores offers a range of versatile and functional text and graphics overlay IP Cores with very simple interfacing and no complex programming required. Our Text overlay and GPU overlay IP Cores may be programmed in real-time via an external MCU/uP or embedded processor. Simple programming interfaces such as UART, I2C or SPI are also offered for ease of product integration.

Zipcores OSD IP Cores are ideal for a wide range of interactive applications such as HUDs, menus, lists, charts, gauges, tables, counters, timers, clocks etc. All FPGA, SoC and ASIC technologies are supported with no external frame buffer memory required.


On-Screen Display (OSD) IP Cores from Zipcores


Oct 1, 2021

A new project at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, "QUIJOTE"), intended to study Deep Space Cosmic Background Radiation, is making use of our FMC breakout card. Together with a Xilinx® Zynq-7000 base board (ZEDboard), our FMC Card is being used for the interfacing and control of a 256 channel x 24-bit data acquisition system. The system uses an array of small microwave antennas and a bank of high-res 24-bit AD7768 ADCs from Analog Devices.

Engineer, Sergio Gonzalez, adds: "The success of our work with IAC continues with the ZIP-FMC-BRK card and it's proving to be a very useful prototyping platform during tests. The IAC research project will study very deep space (20-100 GHz) residual radiation and its anisotropy."


FMC-BRK card


Dec 11, 2020

Professor Ming C. Wu's group at the University of California, Berkeley, has chosen Zipcores' ZIP-FMC DSP Mezzanine card for their research into machine learning using photonics. Philip Jacobson, key PhD researcher at Berkeley explains:

"Given our reliance on analog electronics, we're using an FPGA with the Zipcores FMC card to control the data I/O within our system. This FMC card allows us to sample at high speed using a low-cost, low-power PicoZed platform. The FMC card has proven critical for the demonstration of complicated machine learning tasks like image recognition.

Ultimately, the goal of our work is to develop novel, high-speed, low-power machine learning platforms by leveraging photonics. Our work is based on the reservoir computing paradigm, in which an electro-optic modulator with delayed feedback is used to perform classification tasks".

You can learn more about UC Berkeley EECS department and their research projects just here.


Berkeley chooses Zipcores' FMC-DSP card


Jul 9, 2020

Zipcores is an official member of the Xilinx® Alliance Program. We are experts in all matters relating to Xilinx devices, technology and solutions. Please check out our member profile at: Zipcores Alliance Member Profile . If you need help with a Xilinx-based project then you can either contact us directly via our website or request info from Xilinx quoting 'Zipcores' as your preferred alliance partner!


Xilinx Alliance Member


Apr 13, 2020

Zipcores sends out heart-felt thanks to the medical professionals working tirelessly during this COVID-19 pandemic. They are the true heroes in this crisis. Here's hoping for better times and a return to 'normality' as soon as possible. To our customers, we would like to advise that Zipcores' employees will be working remotely from home during the next couple of months due to the severity of cases here in Spain. We've been hit hard by the coronavirus, but we'll do our best to maintain services to the best of our ability under the circumstances. All IP Core sales, FPGA, SoC and ASIC custom design will continue but with some restrictions on physical board testing and prototyping services. Many thanks for your understanding.


Zipcores schedule changes during COVID-19


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