At our UK design centre we create and customise RISC-V processor cores using Codasip Studio for our customers worldwide.

Our Scholarships

Placement Location

Cambridge or Bristol

Type of Placements Offered

• Summer placements only


No first years

2023/24 Scholarships

At least one new scholarship

Who we are and what we do

Codasip was founded on a simple belief – that we could bring together the brilliance of microprocessor architects and software engineers and capture it in tools that made design simpler, faster, and less expensive. Codasip Studio was born in 2014 with the mission of automating processor design.

Codasip Studio is a complete, highly automated toolset for designing and customising processor cores. Whether you need to create a new core or optimise an existing one, Codasip Studio makes the task unbeatably fast and easy, with reliable results.

Codasip Studio employs a revolutionary approach: one single high-level description of the processor replaces multiple manual tasks of writing the RTL, adding any custom instructions, updating the compiler, etc. Unlike similar tools, Codasip Studio generates the design implementation, verification environment, virtual system prototype, and a complete software toolchain fully automatically. The design methodology is protected by patents and we use it ourselves to create the Codasip processor IP.

At Codasip we use Studio to develop our own series of ready-made RISC-V processor core designs that can be deployed in standard configurations or extended and configured in Codasip Studio for a tailored result. At our UK design centre we create and customise RISC-V processor cores using Codasip Studio for our customers worldwide.

What you could be doing during your work placement

Codasip develops a portfolio of RISC-V based processors, easily customizable using a unique toolset, Codasip Studio. Placements are available in the newly created design centres in Bristol and Cambridge.

You will be assigned to a design team developing our next generation of RISC-V processor cores, or performing customisation work for an existing core. The work will be meaningful and project related, using the latest EDA tools for silicon design. Work could be on architecture, design and verification activities and we are looking for enthusiastic people with a willingness to learn and contribute. You will be assigned a mentor who will guide you through your placement and help you develop your skills beyond those which can be learned in a lecture theatre environment.

Meet one of our Scholars

Name: Robin

Sponsor: Codasip

University: University of Southampton

Degree Course: MEng Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems

What appeals to you about Electronics?

Computers have always interested me. It started out with coding but as I went through school and A-levels, it transitioned into the more physical side of the subject. Electronics seemed like the right direction for me to combine many of my interests into one; working hands on real projects and solving problems like an engineer. The field is so large that there is something for everyone, and it’s easier than ever to get into it as a hobby or interest.

Why did you want a scholarship with Codasip?

Codasip is a growing multinational company working on new processors with RISC-V, which itself is a rapidly expanding market. So it seemed like a great fit as it’s all things I am interested and keen on, and it allowed me to work in a relatively new team that is still developing and evolving. This gave me great experience with the kind of work that is done in industry from the top level down to the finished product.

What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?

I worked on a module on a processor for the design team, which included design and implementation using their in-house HLS language (CodAL). This was then run through many simulations and tests before being synthesised. In the second half of my placement, I then worked on using formal verification to verify the implementation I had created. This work was great because it was real and could potentially see actual use.

What are your interests outside of work?

Apart from electronics-related hobbies, space and astronomy have always been hobbies of mine that I enjoy learning about. In addition, when I find the time and space to do so, I am fond of painting miniature figures for myself and my family.