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The Nexys Video Has Launched!
As you may have surmised from Jesse’s post earlier, we have a new product, the fantastic Nexys Video! To learn more, I talked to Sam Bobrowicz, one of the people at Digilent who worked very hard to get this product released.
New Pmod Cable Kits!
What do you use to connect your Pmods to their host boards? We now have two new options, the 6-pin Pmod Cable Kit and the 12-pin Pmod Cable Kit.
New Product — the PmodMIC3
We have a new member of the Pmod family — our latest addition is the PmodMIC3. The Digilent PmodMIC3 is a small microphone module with a digital interface. An improvement …
The Analog Parts Kit
The Analog Parts Kit contains a large selection of components perfect for creating a wide variety of useful circuits & devices. Featuring Analog Devices components, the kit includes transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, sensors, and variety of useful ICs, including op amps, converters, and regulators. Finally, the kit also comes with an assortment of lead wires, a solderless breadboard, and a screwdriver.
Introducing the ZYBOt!
Our applications and systems engineering manager, Sam B., has had an exciting project sitting on his desk for a long time that we finally get to see. Originally, his project was the Zedbot, a Linux-based robot that uses the Zedboard.
Looking Back: Female Heroes in STEM
Last year, I wrote a blog post that featured everyone’s favorite women in STEM history. In celebration of yesterday’s International Women’s Day, I’d like to bring that back!
Women’s History in STEM
As I mentioned a couple days ago, we will have a greater focus on women’s history within STEM this month. Last summer, I did a blog series focusing on just that! With it being the beginning of the month, I’d like to do a throwback to one of my first posts in the series that provided an overarching history of women’s involvement in the long history of science, technology, engineering, and math.
New Product — Introducing the NetFPGA-SUME
With great excitement, we would like to show off the NetFPGA-Sume, our most complicated board to date, featuring the Xilinx, Inc. Virtex-7 FPGA!
New Product– the Nexys 4 DDR
Our new product, the Nexys4 DDR, is now available for sale! We have been anxiously awaiting this board’s release ever since we received an end-of-life notice from Micron (our memory provider) about cellular RAM that we had been using on all of our Nexys-class products. Rather than strip features off the current Nexys4, we decided to evolve the product line to accept DDR Memory. Check it out now!
Dave Jones from the EEVBlog Reviews the Analog Discovery
Dave Jones from the EEV Blog and co-host on the Amp Hour Podcast did a thorough review of one of our most popular kits, the Analog Discovery.
Introducing Our MakerSpace Robot
A few months ago, Norm designed a mascot/Robot for our new MakerSpace. It was a charming, jolly robot who lacked only one thing…a name! So we had an internal contest to …
In this post, the hardware design for the Eclypse Z7 to perform wireless communication is discussed. The initial considerations behind the circuit design and PCB design have discussed in this …
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At some point during a FPGA engineers’ career, they will be faced with a difficult bug in their VHDL or Verilog code and they’ll ask themselves: “Why are we stuck …
What is jitter? Jitter is the variance in where exactly a clock falls. You might expect that a 100 MHz clock has edges that occur exactly every 10 ns. However, …