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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Power Supplies and chipKIT– What Should I Be Looking for?

When using a microcontroller or FPGA, or any electronic component for that matter, you will need access to a source of power. However, when you check out our numerous microcontroller and FPGA projects on our Learn site and Instructables, you’ll notice that most of them use our programming USB cable connected to our computer as a source of power. But what if we wanted to use our chipKIT project somewhere else besides next to the computer? Can we use any source of power? Let’s find out.

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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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Sparkle Labs Discover Electronics Kit Review

While Digilent has just recently launched the new Learn Site that is dedicated to teaching beginners, students, and hobbyists alike, it is always good form to share a great find, and the Discover Electronics Kit from Sparkle Labs qualifies! If you’ve had even the slightest interest in getting your feet wet in the world of electronics, but struggle to find a good starting point, look no further; this kit is designed specifically for beginners. The Discover Electronics Kit contains all of the basic components and information needed to get those feet submerged in the proverbial ocean of electronics.

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