2014 Digilent Design Contest

2014 Digilent Design Contest

Digilent Announces the Digilent Design Contest 2014

Pullman, WA – Digilent Inc. proudly announces the Digilent Design Contest US 2014. The contest will be held at on May 3rd and 4th in Brooklyn, NY. The contest is sponsored by the New York City College of Technology – CUNY (City Tech), Digilent, ARM, and Xilinx. City Tech is located in the center of downtown Brooklyn and a part of the rapidly expanding Brooklyn Tech Triangle.


The Digilent Design Contest is an engineering design contest open to all students enrolled in any educational institution. For this contest, students are challenged to create an original project using Digilent boards. These include FPGA boards featuring state-of-the-art Xilinx FPGAs, ARM processors (system-on-chip hardware design), or chipKIT boards based on the Arduino development environment.


The 2014 US contest will feature a high school division focusing on embedded systems and robotic projects running on chipKIT – PIC 32 Arduino-compatible microcontroller boards.


Contest enrollment begins on September 23rd, 2013. Project presentations and judging will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2014 in New York City College of Technology. Projects will be evaluated for creativity, feasibility, and originality. Digilent will award generous cash prizes to the top finishers and will donate the hardware used by contestants. Top-ranking teams in the Design Contest 2014 will be invited to attend the Digilent Design Contest Worldwide Finals in September 2014 in Shanghai, China. There are also a small number of travel scholarships available.


Digilent president Clint Cole said, “As part of the 10th anniversary of the Digilent Design Contest, we are expanding the contest to K-12 students. We encourage them to engage in engineering, which is a vital part of STEM education. The aim of the Design Contest is to encourage students that learning engineering is a fun activity.”


Guidelines for the Digilent Design Contests are available at www.digilentdesigncontest.com


The US contest is one of several Digilent-sponsored regional design contests.  Other regions holding contests in 2014 include China, the EU, and India.


About Digilent

Digilent is an industry leader in providing academic and research solutions in high-end electronics. Over 1,000 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 Xilinx, Cypress Semiconductor, and National Instruments.


Corporate headquarters are in Pullman, Washington with a satellite office in Romania.


Please visit the Digilent website for product photos, pricing, and ordering information at www.digilentinc.com, or contact Alex Wong at awong@digilentinc.com or 509-334-6306.


About City Tech

City Tech is the college of technology of The City University of New York, the largest urban university system in the U.S.  Frequently cited as the most diverse college of its type in the Northeast, City Tech is among the national leaders in graduating students of color in the engineering technologies. The college is home to a vibrant NSF-funded mechatronics lab that produced two of the winning entries in last year’s competition.

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Sep 30, 2013, 1:39 PM