US Digilent Design Contest to be held at Baltimore, MD

Pullman, WA – Digilent Inc is proud to announce the 9th annual US Digilent Design Contest, to be held on May 11, 2013 in Baltimore, US. The US Digilent Design Contest is co-sponsored by Digilent, Xilinx, ARM and the Morgan State University.

Digilent Design Contests are engineering design contests open to all students enrolled in any educational institution in that region. Students are challenged to create an original project using Digilent boards, whether FPGA boards featuring state-of-the-art Xilinx FPGAs, microcontroller boards featuring Microchip microcontrollers, or chipKIT boards based on the Arduino development environment. This year students can also choose to implement a custom ARM processor (System-on-Chip hardware design) and application system in and around an FPGA using the ARM Cortex-M0 DesignStart Processor IP.

Contest enrollment begins on September 20th 2012. Project presentations and judging will take place on May 11th2013 in Baltimore, MD. Projects will be evaluated for creativity, feasibility, and originality. Digilent awards generous cash prizes to the top finishers and donates the hardware used by contestants.

Guidelines for the Digilent Design Contests are available at

The EU contest is one of several Digilent sponsored regional design contests. Other regions holding contests in 2013 include China, US, and India. Projects, photos and files from past Digilent Design Contests are available to view at:


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Digilent is an industry leader in academic and research solutions for high-end electronics. Over 2,000 universities, training centers, and research laboratories in more than 70 countries use Digilent products and services. Digilent also provides design and manufacturing services for many leading technology companies including Cypress Semiconductor, National Instruments, and Xilinx. Digilent corporate headquarters are in Pullman, Washington. Digilent has regional offices in China, Romania, and Taiwan.

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