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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Nexys vs. Basys

At Washington State University, the electrical engineering department uses Digilent FPGAs in several classes. Students are allowed to pick from a variety of our FPGAs. The main choice is between the Nexys or Basys lines of FPGAs. As a student, I hear a lot of confusion from students about the differences between the two series of boards. I figured that students can’t be the only ones who have questions about the difference, so I decided to write a quick summary of the differences. I’ll be using the Nexsys 4 and the soon-to-be newest member of the Basys series as an example. I’ve compiled two lists to highlight the differences between the two.

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