DevKit Giveaway & Year-End Design Contest

January 25, 2019

Here’s how it works:

Digi-Key Electronics is partnering with Embedded Computing Design to launch a monthly giveaway of its partners’ development kits. Each month, a different kit from a leading manufacturer will be featured. A total of five names will be chosen at random at the end of each month to receive the featured Dev Kit.

Then, those lucky winners can compete in a design challenge to win a $100 prize at the end of the month and are eligible for the Grand Prize of $4000 at the end of the year. In each case, all we are requiring is a “paper design,” whereby you tell us—very specifically—what you end product would look like, what functions it would have, why it would be a success in the market, and your expected bill of materials.

For timing, the winners selected at the end of February would have to send us their design by the end of March, and so on. Send the design to Rich Nass, EVP of Embedded Computing Design. The last giveaways will occur at the end of November 2019, so we’ll determine the overall Grand Prize winner in early 2020.

Learn more about the giveaway here.

DevKit for March:

The Digilent Cora Z7 is a ready-to-use, low-cost, and easily embeddable development platform designed around the powerful Zynq-7000 all-programmable system-on-chip (APSoC) from Xilinx. The Zynq-7000 architecture integrates a single- or dual-core 667-MHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with a Xilinx 7-series FPGA. This pairing offers the ability to surround the processor with a unique set of software-defined peripherals and controllers, tailored for the target application.
The Cora Z7’s wide array of hardware interfaces, from a 1-Gbit/s Ethernet PHY to analog-to-digital converters and general-purpose I/O pins, make it an ideal platform for developing an array of embedded applications. The small form factor and mounting holes make the Cora Z7 ready to be used as one component of a larger solution. The on-board SD Card slot, Ethernet, and Power solution allow the Cora Z7 to operate independently of a host computer.

Provide your information here to be entered in to the drawing:

Contest Rules

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