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Trenz Electronic announces the Digilent Design Contest 2013

Digilent invites students throughout the world to put their design skills to the test using Digilent FPGA and MCU development tools

(PresseBox) (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, ) Digilent RO (Romania) and Digilent (USA) are proud to announce the 9th annual EU Digilent Design Contest to be held on May 18-19, 2013 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). The EU Digilent Design Contest is co-sponsored by Digilent, Digilent RO, Xilinx, ARM, and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.


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 the FPGA using the ARM Cortex-M0 DesignStart Processor IP.

Contest enrollment begins on October 15th 2012. Project presentations and judging will take place on May 18th - 19th 2013 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania).


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.

Further References

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 here.

Keep ready for DDC-2014

Missed one deadline? Then just start preparing Digilent Design Contest 2014 which has similar deadlines.

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 satellite offices in China, Romania, and Taiwan.

Trenz Electronic GmbH

Trenz Electronic offers custom development, as well as ARM and FPGA modules. Trenz Electronic supports its customers from product specification, hardware design, firmware development up to prototyping and production. Trenz Electronic is particularly specialized in the design of high-speed data acquisition, high-accuracy measurement systems and embedded digital signal processing with FPGA and ARM-based architectures.