DCD is celebrating 20th Anniversary

More than 500 000 000 electronic devices around the globe have been based on DCD’s IP Cores. Among them one can easily find YOUR solution. Taking the chance we’d like to thank you for our hitherto cooperation, cause this 20th anniversary for DCD wouldn’t be possible without you.

Taking the chance to thank you, we’ve prepared some gifts for you. First one is our summer promo – 20% off from the IP Core price for 20th anniversary. Sarting from June till September you can easily license any of our IP Core with great discount. No matter if it’s 32-bit royalty-free CPU, I3C or World’s Fastest 8051 IP Core – they’re all here, waiting for you and your project. Just drop us an e-mail and let us know what you need.

The second one is our… knowledge. That’s why, taking the chance, we’ll be publishing some of our best case studies from last 20 years. First one is here: http://mailchi.mp/77bf92df4dd1/cryptographic-ip-core-system

And last but not least – please remember, we’re here for you! Let us know by e-mail, social media, phone what can we do for you.


Meet us at Hannover Messe 2019

DCD unveils CryptOne cryptographic system

at Hannover Messe, Germany (01-05.04.2019) – the biggest industry fair in Europe!


Digital Core Design, celebrating 20th anniversary in 2019, mastered a completely new and innovative cryptographic systeme. Basing on two decades of IP Core market experience and best Polish cryptographers solutions, DCD’s programmers introduced:

CryptOne, a 100% safe cryptographic system.

What is the top concern for developing IoT solutions? 39% of the answers stated: security (Copyrighe 2018, Eclipse Foundation, Inc.). That’s why Digital Core Design decided to create an innovative cryptographic system which will boost encryption & decryption performance. Eager to know more? Join us in Hannover, Germany starting from April 1st till 5th. Official press conference will be held on Monday, 1st of April at Polish National Booth (Hall 27, H12) – 12:00 CET.




DCD’s GDPR data protection policy

Digital Core Design has been established in 1999 and since then excellent cooperation with our Customers has always been a key issue. That’s why we can ensure you that all data you provide us so far will be safely stored, basing on our best practices. If there’s any concern or other question, DCD’s team is at your service: info@dcd.pl, tel. +48 32 282 82 66, ul. Wroclawska 94 41-902 Bytom.


The DCD Team



Context and overview


Key details



Digital Core Design needs to gather and use certain information about individuals.

These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact.

This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the company’s data protection standards — and to comply with the law.

Why this policy exists

This data protection policy ensures Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.:

Data protection law

The General Data Protection Regulation describes how organisations — including Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. — must collect, handle and store personal information.

These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials.

To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully.

The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:

  1. Be processed fairly and lawfully
  2. Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
  3. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  4. Be accurate and kept up to date
  5. Not be held for any longer than necessary
  6. Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
  7. Be protected in appropriate ways
  8. Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country or territory also ensures an adequate level of protection


People, risks and responsibilities

Policy scope

This policy applies to:

It applies to all data that the company holds relating to identifiable individuals, even if that information technically falls outside of the GDPR data protection policy. This can include:

Data protection risks

This policy helps to protect  Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. from some very real data security risks, including:


Everyone who works for or with Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately.

Each team that handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles.

However, these people have key areas of responsibility:

General staff guidelines


Data storage

These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored. Questions about storing data safely can be directed to the IT manager or data controller.

When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people cannot see it.

These guidelines also apply to data that is usually stored electronically but has been printed out for some reason:

When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts:


Data use

Personal data is of no value to Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. unless the business can make use of it. However, it is when personal data is accessed and used that it can be at the greatest risk of loss, corruption or theft:


Data accuracy

The law requires Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. to take reasonable steps to ensure data is kept accurate and up to date.

The more important it is that the personal data is accurate, the greater the effort Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. should put into ensuring its accuracy.

It is the responsibility of all employees who work with data to take reasonable steps to ensure it is kept as accurate and up to date as possible.


Subject access requests

All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. are entitled to:

If an individual contacts the company requesting this information, this is called a subject access request.

Subject access requests from individuals should be made by email, addressed to the data controller at info@dcd.pl. The data controller can supply a standard request form, although individuals do not have to use this.

Individuals will be charged €10 per subject access request. The data controller will aim to provide the relevant data within 14 days.

The data controller will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information.


Disclosing data for other reasons

In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject.

Under these circumstances, Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. will disclose requested data. However, the data controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the board and from the company’s legal advisers where necessary.


Providing information

Digital Core Design Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand:

To these ends, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company.

D32PRO awarded as the most innovative

The D32PRO is a deeply embedded, fully scalableand royalty-free 32-bit RISC CPU. It’s been designed from the scratch by Digital Core Design, the company known for more than 70 other IP Cores, among them e.g. the World’s Fastest 8051 IP Core, the DQ80251. Awarded D32PRO CPU features performance up to 1.52 / 2.67 DMIPS/MHz or 2.59 CoreMarks/MHz and small footprint starting at 10.6k/6.8k ASIC gates.
The non-commercial “Teraz Polska” Competition has been held for the past twenty years, under the honorary patronage of President of the Republic of Poland, awarding a group of best products and services, which thanks to their quality, technology and functionality, stand out in the market and can be a model for others.
– The Award for D32PRO IP Core is a second succesive distinction given to our silicon-proven CPU –  emphasizes Jacek Hanke, DCD’s CEO – It’s a proof that both customers and other industry experts estimate innovative product as our CPU.  Taking the Chance I can just point that this product is a basis for our next product which will be a 100% safe cryptCPU, called the CryptOne.
To date the Competition Jury has granted nearly 500 awards, which have entitled recipients to use the ”Teraz Polska” (“Poland Now”) Emblem and to take advantage of the Foundation’s promotional program, which offers discounts on advertising in the media, an opportunity to participate in foreign fairs and exhibitions co-organized by the Foundation, or membership in an elite “Teraz Polska” club, bringing together previous Awardees of the Competition.

D32PRO named as a Product of the Future

The D32PRO is a deeply embedded, fully scalable and royalty-free 32-bit RISC CPU. It’s been designed from the scratch by Digital Core Design, the company known for more than 70 other IP Cores, among them e.g. the World’s Fastest 8051 IP Core, the DQ80251. The newest DCD’s CPU features performance up to 1.52 / 2.67 DMIPS/MHz or 2.59 CoreMarks/MHz and small footprint starting at 10.6k/6.8k ASIC gates.

Polish Product of the Future” (Polski Produkt Przyszłosci – PPP) competition has been organized annually since 1997. Since 2008, the competition and promotion of winners is co-financed by the European Union. The competition’s objective is to promote and disseminate information on achievements of innovative techniques and technologies which have the opportunity to be applied on Global market. The competition is intended for innovative enterprises, research and development units, scientific institutes, research centers and also for individual inventors from EU Member States.

The Award Gala was held on November the 30th in Warsaw, Poland, where DCD’s CEO, Mr Jacek Hanke received the award from the hands of Mrs Patrycja Klarecka, PAED’s CEO. – We’ve designed the D32PRO from the scratch, basing on our best experience both from our World’s Fastest 8051 and several other innovative IP Cores – said Jacek Hanke, CEO of Digital Core Design – the D32PRO is silicon proven, fully scalable and like all other DCD’s IP Cores – royalty-free.
DCD’s 32-bit CPU has been awarded by Polish Agency for Enterprise Development not only for the performance,small footprint (starting at 10.6k/6.8k ASIC gates) and very high clock frequency (up to 1 GHz in modern ASIC technologies) but most of all for flexible licensing methods. – Starting from 1999, all of our IP Cores are royalty-free – said Jacek Hanke – many of our customers emphasized the lack of royalty-free 32-bit IP Cores, so… we made a step further and offer D32PRO in a royalty-free model and flexible Fast Track License.

All peripherals on board

The D32PRO has been equipped with Floating Point Coprocessor and great variety of available peripherals like e.g. USB, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN, RTC, HDLC, Smart Card etc. There’s no problem to add other peripherals to the CPU.

3-stage pipeline – ultimate code density

The D32PRO is a universal & fully configurable solution, which effectively executes application codes both with many jumps (e.g. switch tree) and homogeneous one (e.g. arithmetic operations). This wouldn’t be possible without variable pipelining. Another innovation lies in the command list, which is based on special instructions – derivatives to the higher level language like e.g. C. That approach enabled ultimate code density, which goes in hand with short and compact command list. The D32PRO has been equipped with 13 general registers R0-R12and most of them are being refreshed automatically after interruption. Thanks to it the CPU accelerates interrupts and context switching in the real time systems. And if it’s still not enough, the D32PRO has been equipped with 1 non-maskable and several real-time reconfigurable interrupts: like its activity, priority level and number of automatically stacked registers.

Low power for (not only) IoT

Modern 32-bit CPU should be designed with a special concern for power-performance ratio. That’s why the D32PRO emphasizes low power consumption. This wouldn’t be possible without special PMU (Power Management Unit), which dynamically controls the clock’s frequency. Thanks to it an engineer can program power-saving mode for the CPU, where all the peripherals will be working with nominal clock. Moreover, the CPU itself can be moved to the STOP mode, with the clock detached from it. Then it can return to the normal mode by an interrupt from any peripheral. There’s no problem for the CPU to switch off the peripherals which are unused at the moment, and the same save additional power.

Debugger – Bootloader

The D32PRO, similarly to DCD’s 8051 IP Cores, is delivered with a built-in hardware debugger. But this special solution has been tailored for 32-bit CPU, that’s why it enables full control from Eclipse level (complete Eclipse debugging system, GCC => USB 2.0 cable => D32PRO). Moreover, in DCD’s debugger only two pins have been used, when in competitive solutions communication requires the use of at least 5 pins (JTAG). The hardware bootloader unit enables firmware program memory saving directly from external Flash memory connected through an SPI interface. Moreover, the bootloader has been equipped with a hardware encryption tool stored in non-volatile memory. It can significantly protect firmware against reverse engineering.

Digital Core Design at Hannover Messe 2017 Trade Fair

Digital Core Design for Industry 4.0


INDUSTRY 4.0 was the main topic for the Hannover Messe 2017. So there’s no wonder that the D32PRO – deeply embedded, royalty-free 32-bit CPU and CryptOne – Absolutely Safe Crypto CPU have been chosen to represent best Polish ICT companies in Polish National Pavillion.

During World’s biggest industrial fair, Hannover Messe 2017, Digital Core Design was looking for customers targeting their new product for industrial, deeply-embedded, smart city and IoT electronics. – In DCD we believe that royalty-free business model, outstanding performance and ultimate low power consumption are the key – said Jacek Hanke, DCD’s CEO.

In less than 5 days DCD’s presentation stand have been visited by thousands of potential customers, technology influencers and politicians. Among them e.g. Polish Prime Minister Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs EU Commissioner Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska and many other.


The World’s fastest 8051 CPU
Digital Core Design, a leading IP Core provider and System-on-Chip (SoC) design house from Poland, introduced the new DQ80251 Core. DCD’s microprocessor is the World’s fastest solution. Confirmation came after successful tests run on Dhrystone 2.1 benchmark program, which showed clearly, that Polish IP Core is up to 56.8 times faster than the original 8051 at the same clock frequency.

Bytom, Poland. Digital Core Design introduced the newest 8051 implementation, which is significantly much more efficient than any other solution available on the market. Independent tests were carried out on Dhrystone 2.1 benchmark program, which is the most representative of general processor (CPU) performance. Achieved results were recognized by many IT professionals as revolutionary. DCD’s DQ80251, the quad-pipelined ultra-high performance IP Core is 56.8 times faster than the original 8051 at the same clock frequency. – Our DQ80251 runs at 300MHz without losing’s breath. It was possible not because of adding higher frequency, but thanks to unique architecture we implemented. I can just mention that original 8051, to get equivalent performance, must be clocked with 17 000 MHz – says Thomas Krzyzak, vice president of Digital Core Design. Moreover, Polish Core provides up to 0.54311 DMIPS/MHz (VAX MIPS) and uses only 14 500 ASIC gates, which locates DQ80251 far away from other competitors. These unique features effect on DCD’s solution as a perfect choice for all embedded applications demanding cost effective and best possible solutions.
DQ80251 family provides efficient real-time JTAG based DoCD debugger and is fully user configurable, which influences on its unique features, which are tailored to exact specification. Digital Core Design’s 8051 have been sold to hundreds of customers during the last decade, among them Intel, Siemens, Philips, Toyota or General Electric. They have been provided by DQ80251 family as a heritage of DP8051/DQ8051.
DCD’s DQ80251 family is available as VERILOG Source code, VHDL Source code and FPGA Netlist formats. As customers differ themselves, the same DCD’s IP Cores are designed in a wide variety of additional packaging and flexible licensing options.

More information: http://dcd.pl/ipcore/198/dq80251/