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.
This is Jesse. He is working on demo code for the PmodIA. The PmodIA uses I2C serial communication to talk to a microcontroller.
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.
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.
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.
Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers!