Who we are

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.

What we do

Synogate specializes in highly flexible digital circuit designs such as commonly required components for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). These so called IP-cores implement common algorithms or data structures as highly efficient digital circuits.

Using Gatery, our solution to complex hardware design, we strive to offer a wide variety of highly flexible IP-cores. You can, however, also contact us for contract work if you have specific needs.

Why choose us

As a user of our products you benefit from highly customizable IP-cores, smooth integration in existing designs, and a simple sales model, which allows to fully evaluate our products without the hassle of an upfront sales negotiation. You can choose to use C++ and Gatery and profit from the same agile development flow as we do. But we also offer IP-core generators, which can generate HDL, test bench, and documentation while giving you full control about many aspects of the generated core. We are happy to assist in generating your IP-core variant or design custom solutions for your needs.


Our sales model

Full transparency. Know what you buy - before you buy it.

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:

Open-Source license

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.

Commercial license

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.