How did Digilent begin? Here’s our story.
In the rapidly changing world of technology, the giant computers of yore are particularly befuddling to the younger generations who weren’t around concurrently with those computers. Children were shown computers from the 1970s and reacted to them.
This week’s throwback features one of the first tri-fold brochures we did, coming up on 11 years ago! Interesting to see the old product lineup. The D2 is probably the oldest board you see there, within the first four or five that Digilent ever built.
Today’s throwback brings us a few pictures from the first time we at Digilent presented ourselves as a company in a trade show setting, around 2007. This conference was very small — it was located in the main floor entry of the ETRL building on the WSU campus. Clint (Cole), our former president, was giving a presentation as well.
Digilent hasn’t always been located at 1300 NE Henley Court! Looking back at its old locations is so fun — getting to see where we were and how we’ve grown. Today, we’d like to show you one of our former locations, the one right before our current building. This was Digilent’s fourth location. Norm snapped these pictures on a Friday night in 2006, just after we had re-organized the main floor. This was the “combine” building — it sits above what is now one of Pullman’s fine dining establishments, Black Cypress.
As February, Black History month, draws to a close, we want to highlight the achievements of an amazing and inspiring engineer. Astronaut Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr., was born in 1952 and is the astronaut who holds the record for most space walks on a single flight.
Recently, we found some great snapshots into what life was like at Digilent between 2003 and 2005. How things have changed in the ten years or so since most of these images were taken!
You may have noticed, but recently we rolled out our new logo, and it’s just the first part of a whole new look for Digilent! This is the 3rd logo design I’ve done for Digilent, and I thought some folks might find it interesting to see where it all started.
After 15 years, we’re still hard at work building better tools for engineering education. We’re working more closely than ever with leading companies like Xilinx, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, and Linear Technology, and our shared mission is the same — to create tools and technologies that give students access to the most relevant technologies. And I can honestly say that we’re all still loving our jobs! Since joining with National Instruments almost two years ago, we’ve gained access to a larger group of world-class engineers and improved our manufacturing processes, but we’ve maintained our laser-focus on producing the best, lowest-cost teaching and learning kits for engineers.
We are thrilled to announce our participation in the 23rd China International Industry Fair, which is currently underway at the prestigious National Convention and Exhibition Center (NECC) in Shanghai. Running …
We recently revamped a tutorial on the Digilent Reference site which details how to set up an LWIP echo server for Zynq-7000 boards: Getting Started with Zynq Servers. This post is …
In the dynamic landscape of electrical engineering education, adaptation to modern teaching tools is essential to provide students with the best learning experiences. A recent success story from Shandong Jianzhu …
In the vast realm of data acquisition, the precision and accuracy of measurements play a crucial role in extracting meaningful insights. This Tech Tip will help you dive into the …