Since 2000, Digilent (a wholly owned subsidiary of NI) has provided embedded engineers, researchers, scientists, and students with cost-optimized products, tools, and application information for innovative, FPGA and SoC based hardware-software systems. Our customizable and flexible solutions will accelerate development time for even the most experienced professionals, while maintaining low barrier to entry for advancing engineers, students, and the perpetually curious.
From our competitive pricing to the portability of our products and comprehensive documentation, we value delivering accessibility and lowering barriers to progress for our customers.
Digilent products are used throughout the world. Based in Pullman, Washington, we have offices, R&D, and manufacturing across three continents, as well as an extensive global distribution network so our customers can get the products they need as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Read more about Digilent's partners.
What We Make
We specialize primarily in Xilinx-based FPGA/SoC development boards/kits and portable USB test and measurement devices, all designed to be owned by and used from an engineer's or student's desk. We also offer a variety of expansion modules (Pmods and Zmods) to create flexible I/O options for our other products.
Our Design Philosophy
We provide the building blocks and you provide the brilliance. We can’t possibly predict all of the innovative solutions you will discover, so we create products that free you to efficiently implement your own unique ideas. We focus on low mean time to blink, hardware modularity and customizability, strong support materials, and open-source principles. And we have fun doing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
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- Log into your store account.
- Under "My account", you will see Customer Group:
- All academically verified accounts will see “Academic” in the name.
Alternatively, if you would like to see if you are already verified, you can compare the prices that you see in academic pricing with our academic price list and determine whether or not they match.
The academic verification process is not automatic and can take up to 2-5 business days. Please plan your ordering time accordingly. Any orders that you place before being approved will be at full retail price, and we cannot apply the academic price after the order is placed. You will receive a confirmation email once the processing is complete, and the prices will automatically update once you log in with your approved academic account.
Academic Verification validity is determined by your identified classification.
- If you are a student or researcher, your verification is valid for one year.
- If you are an educator, your verification is valid for five years.
- If you identified as other (e.g. lab managers, purchasing agents) your verification validity will be determined by the Digilent Sales team.
No, we want to make it easy for you. You can download the pricelist here.
Please don’t. Many of our partnership agreements are designed to provide you discounts based on your own academic needs. We do monitor the purchasing activity on each account periodically, and may contact the account or even revoke discount status, for any unusual activity. Please contact our sales team through the notes fields of your order or the messages in your account page, if you think your order may raise questions, or if you wish to submit large orders using academic verification.
We use the academic verification information to target services, products, and options for the academic sector. If you have any concerns, we suggest you visit our terms page, which includes in-depth legal information, or begin a conversation with us on our Academic Forums.
Yes, we understand that there may be exceptions. Please select "Other" and provide a detailed explanation of who you are and why you need to be approved for verification.
Digilent works with key technology partners each year to negotiate additional discounts for you. We suggest you use non-academic pricing or obtain a formal quote through our sales team by emailing email@example.com, when writing grant applications.
You must be a current student, instructor, professor, or researcher at an academic institution to qualify for academic pricing, and you must use the product for academic purposes.
You must first create a store account on Digilent's website and submit your academic credentials by following the process on our academic verification site. During the verification process, you must sign in using the email that you used to create your store account on Digilent's website. You will receive an email within two business days regarding confirmation of your status once the verification process is complete.
We currently limit the purchase of academic products to one unit per verified student account. However, verified institutions and instructor accounts are allowed to order multiple units.
Yes, we currently offer this benefit in the United States and Canada. Please contact your local distributor for other region requests. Here’s how:
If you have been verified already, we offer the ability to request certain evaluation hardware. We prefer to offer evaluation units for current products for courses that are aligned with and how our hardware is designed. Limited time or retired products do not apply. Our product management and sales team will review your request and will contact you. Access the request form here.
We will need to evaluate your request manually to determine if you can get academic pricing. In our Academic Verification Form there is an "Other" category. Please fill this section out, providing as much information as possible. In the past, we have approved academic pricing for skill development companies, educational service companies and training providers.
You will need to contact our Sales Team, which can be done by filling out and submitting the form here. You will need to provide a copy of your tax exempt certificate and they will guide you through the ordering process as a reseller/distributor.