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.

We make use of (but not exclusively) open source tools for modeling (GreenSocs 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, integration's with scripting tools and of course interfaces.

GreenSocs aquired Antfield in 2018, brining together the very best in Qemu and SystemC technologies.


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Meet the Team

The GreenTeam building tools of your dreams.

Mark Burton

Founder / CEO

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.

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.

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

Clément Deschamps


Clément received his MSc degree in computer engineering at the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) in 2009. He worked for 3 years at Inria on Virtual Machines, before joining the TIMA lab as a research engineer. In 2016 he co-founded Antfield with Luc, transfering the Rabbits technology from the TIMA lab. His research interests include operating systems and virtualization.

Luc Michel


Luc obtained his PhD in 2014 from Grenoble Université, where he focused on fast simulation of VLIW processor and on automatic generation of CPU simulation models from architectural descriptions. He is an expert in CPU simulation technologies including dynamic binary translation.

Christian Labezin

Marketing & Strategy

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.

Frédéric Pétrot

Scientific Advisor

Frédéric is a CAD veteran cumulating 20+ years of research experience on simulation tools for electronic system level design. As Scientific Advisor, he helps GreenSocs stay in touch with the state of the art in virtual prototyping technology. Frédéric holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and is currently deputy director of the TIMA lab.


Our main office is located in the beautiful region of the Dordogne, part of Aerospace Valley, which stretches between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Our engineering happens in Grenoble.

24380 Chalagnac
46 Avenue Félix Viallet, 38000 Grenoble