Cobham Gaisler AB provides IP cores and supporting development tools for embedded processors based on the SPARC architecture. We specialize in digital hardware design for both commercial and aerospace applications


Aeroflex Gaisler uses an open-source business model based on dual licensing. This model allows to provide commercial licenses for a fee, while at the same time offering the source code under open source licenses. The advantages of the dual licensing are:

  • Free access for the academic research community
  • Free evaluation possibilities for companies
  • Large user base gives sizeable and quick feedback
  • Commercial license fees provides funding for new development

Simulators and monitors are available under a commercial license. The software development environment is based on open source tools, and is freely available under the GNU GPL license.

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