About us

GreenSocs® was formed in 2005 to offer a complete range of solutions for the implementation of Model Based Design Engineering for embedded systems.

Those solutions range from implementation of the design cycle to the delivery of pre-developed models through support of modeling teams of customers and to complete outsourcing of modeling.

GreenSocs makes use of (but not exclusively) open source tools for modeling (GrenSocs Open Source Technology ) which multiplies the potential of SystemC.

The GreenSocs® mission is to enable the ESL community to quickly develop models and tools that can be used together with independence of vendor (whether the vendor is of models or tools). Our scope includes everything from package management for ESL, simple IP blocks, integrations with scripting tools and of course interfaces.

The GreenSocs Offer

  • The GreenSocs technology allows users to gain considerable productivity in the conception of their systems, allowing them to rapidly develop complex models and to be able to quickly deploy them during device and system conception, simulation, validation and integration; allowing all phases to be reduced in terms of risk, cost and time.
  • Significantly, the GreenSocs technology is specifically designed to allow interconnection and exploitation of heterogeneous models (implemented in different ways, or with different tools).
  • Because of GreenSocs's licensing model, based on Open Source, duplication of licensing costs throughout the IP chain is avoided, and models can be cleanly passed between partners, customers and suppliers. This also means that the entire value chain can benefit from, and contribute to the model based design flow.
  • The technology is Open Source and standards based, adhering to IEEE 1666-2011 for SystemC and TLM.
  • GreenSocs continues to develop the technology, and continues to support and provide technology into the Accellera SystemC standards initiative.


About Mark Burton - Founder

Dr Mark Burton is the founder of GreenSocs.

Mark graduated from Warwick university with a degree in computer systems engineering. He worked for some years for Inmos (now part of ST microelectornics) and then moved to ACRI (The Advanced Computer Research Institute). He completed a PhD in Artificial Intelligence within Education, specifically focusing on the simulation of high level collaborative learning processes. Mark then worked for ARM becoming the manager of the modeling group. At this time he was also the chair of the OSCI TLM WG.

Recently Mark formed GreenSocs with a number of aims, notably to support the entire Electronic System Level industry to better inter-operate, but also to support research and development environments to have more contact with relevant industrial tools and techniques.

Mark is currently the chair of the OCP-IP SLD WG. see http://www.ocpip.org/people_to_know_in_ocp_ip.php

You can take a look at Mark's personal world here : HelenAndMark.

About Christian Labezin - Marketing and Strategie

Christian graduated from Université Paris-Sud-11 with a M.Sc. in Computer Science and he qualified as an Industrial Computer Systems Engineer with an Engineer Diploma. He graduated from Université Toulouse I Capitole with a MBA.
He worked for CISI and CS (listed on Paris Stock Exchange) where he held various positions in engineering and management, including Vice President Aerospace Branch (80M€) and Chief Operating Officer Mission Critical Systems Branch (100M€) serving Aeronautics, Space and Defense majors in Europe.

Christian has founded several companies, including CS Canada, an Engineering start-up focusing on the development of Avionics Embedded Systems for North American Customers.
In his current assignments he is particularly interested in the efficient implementation of business models and as such he brings his experience and skills for the benefit of business development of GreenSocs.
He also participates in the launch of the open source platform OPEES/POLARSYS for embedded systems in Eclipse and performs various support or evaluation missions of investment projects.

About Francis Mourembles - Commercial development and Sales

Francis graduated from INSA Toulouse with a specialization in Automatic, Electronic and Software.
He worked for CISI and CS (listed on Paris Stock Exchange) where he held various positions in commercial development, director of the skills and department manager Aeronautic and Industry, including critical embedded systems. In his current assignments he is particularly interested in the efficient development of new business and as such he brings his experience and skills for the benefit of business development of GreenSocs.

About the community

  • The GreenSocs community currently extends to over 2200 members
  • GreenSocs partners with a selection of highly regarded service providers in the field

About GreenSocs Ltd

GreenSocs®; is the trading name of GreenSocs Ltd. Registered in England and Wales with registered number 05379256. Registered office 10 Wellington Street, Cambridge CB1 1HW. Son implantation en France est prévue pour le second semestre 2012

Contact phone numbers

  • UK: +44 (0)20 7100 3485
  • FR : +33 (0)5 33 52 01 77
  • US: 707-356-0783