Meet the Engineering Interns-Summer 2014!

A decent portion of the Digilent blog content is produced by marketing interns and maintained by our blog editor and web staff . As awesome as our projects are and as important as the Learn site is, an equally as important part of the Digilent family is the engineering interns. The engineering interns primarily work on support for you, our customers. They write documentation, libraries, and FPGA cores.

This is Marshall, whom you might remember him from MakerFaire. Marshall is currently between project but the last project he completed was to verify a new Pmod that can operate at 16Mbps. He had to write a UART receive core for FPGAs to test it because 16Mbps is too fast for our PIC32 microcontrollers.

"I am one of the engineering interns that are responsible for a variety of tasks including email support, techincal writing, and building demo projects on FPGAs and PIC32 microcontroller boards. Primarily I verify, build demos, and write documents for new hardware. I also answer support emails dealing with PIC32 microcontroller, Xilinx FPGAs, and Pmods (peripheral modules). " - Marshall
“I am one of the engineering interns that are responsible for a variety of tasks including email support, techincal writing, and building demo projects on FPGAs and PIC32 microcontroller boards. Primarily I verify, build demos, and write documents for new hardware. I also answer support emails dealing with PIC32 microcontroller, Xilinx FPGAs, and Pmods (peripheral modules). ” – Marshall

 

This is Jesse. He is working on demo code for the PmodIA.  The PmodIA uses I2C serial communication to talk to a microcontroller.  

"My name is Jesse Njuguna, and I got my degree from WSU in computer engineering. I am a systems design enthusiast who enjoys red wine." - Jesse
“My name is Jesse Njuguna, and I got my degree from WSU in computer engineering. I am a systems design enthusiast who enjoys red wine.” – Jesse

This is Varun. He is currently working on a demo project for the prototype of the Basys 3. It will use 16 slide switches to provide two 8-bit binary inputs and pushbuttons to select the result of what arithmetic operation is to be displayed on the seven segment display.

"I am from Hyderabad, India. Did my undergrad in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and came here to the U.S. for my Masters. Graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC), last year majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I like food, traveling, and movies. In my free time, I try my hand at photography. Working at Digilent is a great learning experience for me and I am very glad to be here. " - Varun
“I am from Hyderabad, India. Did my undergrad in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and came here to the U.S. for my Masters. Graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC), last year majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I like food, traveling, and movies. In my free time, I try my hand at photography. Working at Digilent is a great learning experience for me and I am very glad to be here. ” – Varun

These two interns are Tommy and Sam. Right now they are working on Pmod libraries so that our Pmods are more accessible to all audiences.

"I am a 23 year-old computer engineering student at WSU. I like playing guitar, video games, hanging out with friends, and the Seattle Seahawks. I am from Snoqualmie, WA." - Tommy
“I am a 23 year-old computer engineering student at WSU. I like playing guitar, video games, hanging out with friends, and the Seattle Seahawks. I am from Snoqualmie, WA.” – Tommy
"I am a 21 year-old electrical engineering student at WSU. In my spare time I enjoy shredding guitar and hanging out with friends. From Vancouver, WA. Go Cougs!" - Sam
“I am a 21 year-old electrical engineering student at WSU. In my spare time I enjoy shredding guitar and hanging out with friends. From Vancouver, WA. Go Cougs!” – Sam

This is Mike. Mike is developing a microphone circuit to be used as a new Pmod design. It involves a MEMS mic, an high-pass filter, low-pass filter, and a variable gain feature. The filters will keep anything outside of the 20-20kHz hearing range frequency. The Pmod will use a SPI interface for communication.

"I am an electrical engineering Masters student at WSU. My dream job is either designing medical equipment or electric vehicles. I like snowboarding, cycling, and family bike rides with the wife and kids" - Mike
“I am an electrical engineering Masters student at WSU. My dream job is either designing medical equipment or electric vehicles. I like snowboarding, cycling, and family bike rides with the wife and kids” – Mike

Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers!

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