Imagination University Program and Xilinx University Program will host two one-day workshops designed specifically for teachers on May 13th and 14th. It is based on the soon-to-be released “MIPSfpga” core. The workshop will be held at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Southern California, USA. MIPSfpga is a configuration of the MIPS microAptiv family found in many embedded devices.
CoreEL Technologies, Digilent’s exclusive academic partner in India, attended the second Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education 2015 (IUCEE) in Bangalore January 7-9. They showcased the demo powered by the Digilent Zynq FPGA development board, Analog Discovery, and Basys 3 Artix-7 FPGA development board in the booth and held a workshop to teach the embedded design on Xilinx’s All Programmable Zynq SoC with the Digilent Zedboard.
Digilent is proud to announce that together with our Chilean distribution partner, Ingeniería MCI Ltda (Olimex), we will be hosting two workshops, “Hands-on digital design using Xilinx Vivado” and “Using Digilent Analog Discovery to analyze the engineering design” from November 12-13 in Santiago. This digital design workshop will provide professors, makers, and students with an introduction to digital design tool flow in Xilinx All Programmable devices using Xilinx Vivado Design Suite. For the Digilent Analog Discovery workshop, attendees can learn how to use the portable tool to analyze their own designs (e.g., analog and digital circuits) and eventually create innovative projects.
Digilent is proud to announce that together with our Brazilian distribution partner, Anacom, and our academic partner Xilinx University Program, we will be hosting a workshop, “FPGA Design Flow using Vivado,” from Oct 29-30. This course will provide professors with an introduction to digital design tool flow in Xilinx All Programmable devices using Xilinx Vivado Design Suite. It will be held at Escola Politécnica da UFBA, Brazil. Attendees will use the Digilent Nexys 4 and the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite to gain the hands-on experience with digital design, basic HDL knowledge, Xilinx 7-series architecture overview, and Xilinx Vivado design suite.
I just got back from Birmingham, and I’m eager to share some of the experiences we had at SEFI 2014 Conference. It took place from September 16-18, bringing Digilent in front of the pan-European university representatives. The event was organized in conjunction with our distributor from Germany, Trenz Electronic.
Before I conducted the joint CoreEL workshop in September, I went to Taiwan to show educators how to teach electronics using the Digilent Analog Discovery and chipKIT. This was a joint effort with E-elements Technology, Digilent’s distributor and Xilinx’s academic training partner in Taiwan. Field application engineers from E-elements showcased the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable Systems on Chip (SoC) with the Digilent ZEDboard.
I am happy to work with distributors around the world to introduce Digilent educational kits and bring the latest technology to worldwide colleges. This summer, CoreEL Technlogies and Digilent organized five half-day workshops for educators and graduate teaching assistant at five different cities in India — New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai. I am honored to be invited by CoreEL Technologies to conduct the workshop.
Digilent is happy to announce that we will be at SEFI from September 15-19. The SEFI Conference is being held at University of Birmingham, UK. Digilent will have a workshop called “Hands-on Learning with All-in-One Portable Sab” on September 16. Dr. Mircea Dabacan from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca will demonstrate how active learning modules using the Digilent Analog Discovery can be integrated into undergraduate circuits and electronics courses for majors and non-majors, as well as into outreach programs for high school students. Digilent will also have a joint booth with Trenz, Digilent’s EU Partner, in the exhibit hall.
Digilent recently attended the pre-conference workshop session at the American Control Conference (ACC) at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. We were there to provide support for the Analog Discovery, which was being showcased in the pre-conference workshop “Ubiquitous Hands-On Learning: The Future of Engineering Education”. Workshop speakers included Bonnie Ferri, Al Ferri, and Deborah Warner. In addition to the presenters, 9 attendees were there. After discussing student involvement in engineering education, participants were able to play with various test and measurement devices.
We are excited to announce that that we will be hosting a pre-conference workshop this year at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Indianapolis. This workshop will be led by our Academic Initiatives Director, John Schneider, and will be held on Sunday, June 16, at the Indianapolis Convention Center. We are excited to promote our “every student, every assignment” message with this workshop entitled, “Teaching Engineering Design with Student-Owned Digital and Analog Lab Equipment”. Look for pictures of the workshop to be posted after the event!