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CEA Integrated circuit and embedded systems design Infrastructure

Upper organisation
CEA Tech
Research Center

17 rue des Martys
38054 Grenoble


Today's technological challenges require implementation of a holistic approach to hardware and software. The embedded systems design platform combines the special competencies of two institutes, specifically Leti's IC design and testing and List's embedded software development. 


The embedded systems design platform possesses unrivaled know-how in hardware-software integration. The platform designs systems that respond to high reliability and security demands for Big Data servers, IoT, transportation, energy, manufacturing and other industries. The R&D conducted at the platform falls into two categories: development of hardware and software solutions for optimizing system design and integration of electronic and computing modules into existing systems. These R&D activities share an objective of enhancing overall system operation and usage through smaller form factors, more memory, better energy efficiency, lower cost, and greater security and reliability. 


The platform’s advanced simulation resources are used to validate target systems in environments representative of the applications, in which they will be used. This unique capacity for addressing simultaneously target application design and final specification has attracted more than 40 industrial partners, including a number of small- and mid-sized companies.

CEA Integrated circuit and embedded systems design Infrastructure

CEA Integrated circuit and embedded systems design Infrastructure

Contact Person
Antoine Viana

is SME contact

CAD tools for hardware and software simulation, Synopsys ZeBu embedded system emulation system, test benches replicating severe environments (high temperature, radiation, etc.). The facility of more than 2000 sq meters is operated by 120 engineers and technicians.


- Scientific & technological
- Study / initial design / Simulation
- Proof of concept / Lab testing of basic experimental set-up/ Characterisation
- Component/ breadboard / process development & testing
- Prototyping (integrated system/ sub-system) development & testing
- Pilot line / demonstration line / preseries
- Product validation / certification

Service for Industry and SMEs