Show and Tell Episode 2!

Show and Tell is a weekly segment where we focus on Digilent products and services that you may not know about. Larissa returns in the second episode to talk about one of our most popular tools, the Analog Discovery, and some of its accessories and add-ons (this includes the Analog Parts Kit).

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Getting to Know the Electronics Explorer Board

One of our lesser known products that definitely deserves some more attention is the Electronics ExplorerTM Board. This is an incredible piece of hardware that everyone interested in electronics should have. When I first started in electronics, I used the popular Analog Discovery. After using the EE Board, another analog design product offered by Digilent, it has become my new favorite.

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Digilent and CoreEL Participated in IUCEE 2015

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.

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Fun With the Project Box

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!

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My Favorite Digilent Product, the Uno32

When I started working at Digilent as a technical writer in 2012, I had no background in electronics or engineering. I spent my first couple of weeks here learning basics of electronics so that I could better write about what we do. I was handed an Analog Discovery and a chipKIT Uno32 to use and do some basic projects. Since it was one of the first Digilent products I used, it holds a special place in my esteem. What makes it so special?

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iLAB Analog – Practical Introduction to Analog Circuits

During the Christmas break, I ended up reading iLAB Analog, a new textbook written by Dr. Chen Yun Chao from National Taipei University of Technology Department of Electronic Engineering. I was excited to read a book that deals with both conceptual knowledge and has practical labs. For anyone who wants to learn about analog circuits but has very basic knowledge of physics, it is a good starting point. This book is currently being used in the Intro to Analog Circuits class held at National Taipei University of Technology.

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Christmas Wishlists!

Here at Digilent, a few of us got together and started wondering — what do we want for Christmas? Especially from the Digilent catalogue? And what would we make with those products? We went ahead and asked several people around Digilent for their wishlists, check them out!

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Digilent and Xilinx at Higher Education Conference 2014

Xilinx University Program and Digilent China, our licensed partner in China, recently attended the Teaching Electronics Innovation Technology for Higher Education Conference 2014. The conference was organized by 360 Electronic Engineering Technology, one of the most popular engineering education portals in China. This conference is held for a month across China in Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Xian, Nangjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Guangzhou.

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With So Many Starter Kit Options, Which One Should I Choose?

We here at Digilent Inc. are proud to be a leading hardware provider for educators, students, professionals, hobbyists, and hackers alike. We have developed numerous devices to help with every stage of developing projects, from learning the basics to prototyping to finished projects. If you can think of it, we have the hardware to help you build it. So it should come as no surprise that we have a few options to choose from should you decide you want a parts kit to go along with your new Electronics Explorer Board or chipKIT Max32. So, which kit is right for you? Well I’m here to help make that decision a little easier. I will be discussing three kits that we offer: the chipKIT Starter Kit, the Analog Parts Kit, and the TI myParts kit.

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Come Attend Our First Ever Workshop in Chile

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.

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Joint E-elements Workshop at Taiwan and the Growing Worldwide Maker Community

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.

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Recap for Joint CoreEL Workshop–Bringing Technology to Students Worldwide

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.

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Digilent and Trenz at SEFI Conference 2014!

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.

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American Control Conference Portland Recap

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.

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