We are a group of people driven by the shared conviction that designing digital circuits must become easier, faster, more flexible, and affordable. Situated in Berlin, Germany, we have all the terrible weather necessary to stay indoors all day and work on digital circuits. In addition to strong software and HDL skills, our engineers have backgrounds in networking, computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning.
Our IP-core products are published under a dual-license scheme that is similar to the dual-license concept of the software domain. We implicitly grant you an open-source license but additionally offer to sell a commercial license as well. This choice of two licenses means that if you want to evaluate our products or just tinker around with them, you can do so directly and completely hassle-free. The decision to buy can follow.
In simple, not legally binding english, the two licenses work as follows:
Under the open-source license, you are free to download and use our products for evaluation and non-commercial use free of charge. However, any modifications to our code have to be published under the same licence. This license is ideal for evaluation, academic use, or simply for private tinkering.
The commercial license allows for modifications to be kept private and is also required when the IP-core is part of your shipped commercial product. We do our best to be transparent about licensing costs in advance, so you can plan ahead while evaluating.