The Zybo Z7 Wins Big at DESIGN & ELEKTRONIK Magazine

Recently, the readers of DESIGN & ELEKTRONIK Magazine named the Top Innovators of 2017 across eight “special innovation” categories. Around 1,600 readers contributed to the online voting to choose the winners before a beautiful celebratory ceremony at the Seehaus amidst the English Garden in Munich, Germany. Among the nominees were big name companies representing technology innovations in categories that included digital and analog technology, chip production, measuring technology, and more. Within each of these categories, readers were asked to choose between 6 to 12 companies to secure the final 24 winners of the prestigious event. As one of the 10 candidates named for Innovator of the Year in the “Measurement and Sensor Technology” category, we are pleased to announce that Digilent’s very own Zybo Z7 was chosen as a winner!

This award was graciously accepted on behalf of Digilent by Rahman Jamal who shared this exciting news with us following the big win! We are so pleased to be named one of the Top Innovators of 2017 with our feature-rich, ready-to-use embedded software and digital circuit development board built around the popular Xilinx Zynq-7000 family. Our second generation, Zybo Z7 board hosts an innovative video-capable feature set, including a MIPI CSI-2 compatible Pcam connector, HDMI input, HDMI output, and high DDR3L bandwidth, providing an affordable solution for high-end embedded vision applications development.

Among the other nominees, which you can browse on the DESIGN & ELEKTRONIK website, Digilent was described as:

Digilent had early recognized the capabilities of Xillinx FPGAs and built portable pocket-sized electronics labs that are now becoming professionally usable.

We are so happy to continue innovating new FPGAs to support our readers’ development needs and cannot wait to share with you in what comes next. While we are pleased to accept this amazing award, we would like to take some time to thank everyone for voting and helping us create some of the innovative products that you can find today. Without the support of developers, readers, and professionals around the world, we would not be able to continue sharing in this exciting and quickly developing technology field that we have all grown to appreciate. We hope that these innovations help you accomplish whatever you dream of designing and can’t wait to share in what you accomplish next!

Learn more about our newly released Zybo Z7 Development Board, or its helpful migration guide, on the Digilent Store and Wiki.

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About Quinn Sullivan

I am an apparel merchandiser who found comfort in the world of electronics after discovering a passion for making projects with copious amounts of glitter. Every day I work on learning and uncovering novel solutions that guide me towards solving life’s little problems. My optimism and two rescue puppies have kept me sane throughout this endeavor as I figure out how to blend two diverse backgrounds in fashioning something amazing that will eventually lead to world domination.

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