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

7th December 2006

Gaisler Research AB is awarded a contract for developing the LEON4 processor

Gaisler Research AB announced that a contract with the amount of 165000 Euro has been signed by Gaisler Research and the Swedish National Space Board. The aim of the development is to improve the highly popular LEON3 processor with respect to performance. The LEON4 processor will be provided in a fault tolerant version for space applications and in a standard version for consumer and industrial applications.
- "This contract will enable us to develop the next generation LEON processor with even higher performance. The development will further position Gaisler Research as the leading European supplier of high performance SoC solutions, says Jiri Gaisler the founder and CTO of Gaisler Research AB”

The LEON4 processor will have an improved pipeline and wider cache memories giving a performance increase of 25-50% for a typical application at the same clock frequency as compared to LEON3. The LEON4 will be available the second half of 2007.


About Gaisler Research AB
Gaisler Research AB is a provider of SoC solutions for exceptionally competitive markets such as Aerospace, Military and demanding Commercial applications. The Gaisler Research's products consist of user-customizable 32-bit SPARC V8 processor cores, peripheral IP-cores and associated software and development tools. Gaisler Research solutions help companies develop highly competitive customer and application-specific SoC designs.