Digilent recently attended Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference in Madrid. More than 450 professors and students from universities worldwide met to share ideas about developments in computer science, engineering, and STEM education.
In the FPGA section , we featured two demos:
- The new FPGA Basys 3 board for entry-level use, based on Xilinx Artix-7 and exclusively designed for the Vivado Design Suite. With the help of a Digilent peripheral podule (PmodTM AMP2), a keyboard, and a speaker, the Basys 3 is turned into a piano synthesizer.
The Zybo-based color filter demo– image processing for advanced users.
I was excited to meet customers interested in either existing or upcoming products, with others saying, “ I just wanted to stop by to tell you how useful your products are”.
It was a great opportunity to talk about our Digilent Design Contest generally, especially about the EU section, which was launched few days ago. Stay tuned on our site for the contest, http://www.digilentdesigncontest.com/, for news about this event open to all students enrolled in a technical school, college, university, or other educational institution. You can also post your comments on our forum at https://forum.digilentinc.com/!
It was a good opportunity to meet the community collaborating with Digilent and Trenz in our joint mission to make the latest technologies available to students and instructors.