As someone who has a vested interest in audio and video technology, I find our new board, the Nexys Video, very exciting. It has HDMI input and output ports as well as a standard 24-bit audio codec, which, along with the massive DDR memory, make it ideally suited for handling audio and video signals.
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We have a new product, and it’s terribly exciting! We’d like to welcome the LabVIEW Physical Computing Kit to our lineup. As we’ve mentioned before, LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform used for data acquisition and analysis, instrument control, prototyping and more. The LabVIEW Home Bundle makes this affordable for makers and students. What if you want to bring this portability and functionality to fruition in the physical world, though? That’s where the LabVIEW Physical Computing Kit comes in.
NI LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform used by millions of engineers and scientists for problem solving, data acquisition & analysis, instrument control, automated testing & validation, prototyping, and more. Now, there’s LabVIEW Home, a brand new product for Digilent, which has been targeted at makers and students, allowing anyone to program visually, using icons and wires to connect hardware and other applications in a single environment.
The ZYBO Smart Car was developed by Digilent China. It is one of the items in the Zrobot line, the educational kit solely developed by Digilent China. The smart car is powered by the Digilent ZYBO that features Xilinx Zynq technology. Users can control the robot from an Android phone using the Bluetooth interface within 20m. The OS is Linux. Users can develop the software and Linux driver using Xilinx Vivado.
We all know how much of a hassle it can be to safely transport your electronics, and let’s face it, the protective cases that many of our boards previously came in were flimsy, unaccommodating, and caused a great deal of stress for our customers. Well, we’ve responded to all of your feedback and I’m here to talk about our new Project Boxes!
Our new product, the Nexys4 DDR, is now available for sale! We have been anxiously awaiting this board’s release ever since we received an end-of-life notice from Micron (our memory provider) about cellular RAM that we had been using on all of our Nexys-class products. Rather than strip features off the current Nexys4, we decided to evolve the product line to accept DDR Memory. Check it out now!
Have you been looking for a microcontroller development board that you can use for a wide variety of PIC, PIM and DIP arrangements? We have the board for you! The Universal Development Board (UDB) was created for anyone who wants to be able to utilize multiple functionalities on the same board. You can easily use this board for multiple microcontroller development projects, which makes this board really useful and cool! This board is complex, but don’t be scared away–all the functionality you require was thought of and put into this board.
After 15 years, we’re still hard at work building better tools for engineering education. We’re working more closely than ever with leading companies like Xilinx, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, and Linear Technology, and our shared mission is the same — to create tools and technologies that give students access to the most relevant technologies. And I can honestly say that we’re all still loving our jobs! Since joining with National Instruments almost two years ago, we’ve gained access to a larger group of world-class engineers and improved our manufacturing processes, but we’ve maintained our laser-focus on producing the best, lowest-cost teaching and learning kits for engineers.
Have you ever had trouble separating your shields and boards? So did we, but not anymore! Use this shield separator tool to pry between your chipKIT or Arduino board and a shield to easily separate the two and avoid bending the pins on your shield. It also has a hole so you can keep it on your key ring and have it wherever you go. I designed the tool in Autodesk Inventor and printed it with our Makerbot Replicator, and it turned out great!
Imagination Technologies is making its innovative FlowCloud technology available to developers, including the maker community and hobbyists, to speed application development for the Internet of Things (IoT). FlowCloud support will be available on several low-cost development boards with MIPS CPUs across a range of operating systems.
The story behind the Analog Shield began with Dr. Gregory Kovacs, professor at Stanford University, who saw the successes his students had with the Arduino Uno and use that as a bridge into the world of analog electronics. However, the analog features on the Uno were limited and he needed to create a platform that would enable all of the concepts he wanted to teach on one platform. So when Dr. Gregory approached us and asked if we wanted to make his Analog Shield, we said, “Absolutely!”
As the chipKIT ecosystem and user base continue to expand, there’s a growing need for more flexible ways to mount these boards. After all, the standard form factor hole-pattern leaves much to be desired when it comes to mounting your host board into your project. Which is why we created the zUNOTM Clip for chipKIT, Arduino, and Arduino form-factor boards.