XUP Open Hardware Design Contest 2015 Announcement

Digilent is proud to announce its partnership with Xilinx University Program, together with Europractice and CNFM, in the European section of the Open Hardware Design Contest 2015.

XUP OpenHW2015

Undergraduate and postgraduate university students in Europe are encouraged to participate in this excellent opportunity! Participants may work alone or in teams of up to five members and must be supervised by a senior member of university staff.


There are 3 categories:

  • Embedded Systems — the participants must use the Xilinx Zynq All-Programable SoC using the recommended Digilent boards ZYBO and/or Zedboard
  • High Level Synthesis — the participants can use any device supported by Vivado HLS
  • FPGA design using Vivado — the recommended platform are Digilent boards Nexys 4 (based on the Artix 100T) and Basys 3 (based on Artix 35T)

Teams may request a donation of the above hardware from XUP. XUP will provide teams with licenses for Xilinx software. The donation request must be made by the supervising professor.


Participants should upload complete source code, project files, documentation and a project report written in English. They are also required to upload a YouTube overview video of 2 minutes maximum as part of the entry submission.


The winning project in each category will receive a $1000 prize.


Registration closes February 28, 2015 and entries must be submitted by June 30, 2015.


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