RS takes Digilent embedded design tools to industrial market

RS Components is now selling the FPGA and microcontroller development boards of Digilent, a National Instruments company specialising in development tools and test and measurement devices for prototyping and engineering education.

Photo caption (left to right): Adrian Gurr, Global Product Manager Semiconductors, RS; Alex Wong, Worldwide Sales Manager, Digilent; Jon Boxall, Head of Semiconductors, RS.

Photo caption (left to right): Adrian Gurr, Global Product Manager Semiconductors, RS; Alex Wong, Worldwide Sales Manager, Digilent; Jon Boxall, Head of Semiconductors, RS.

Digilent supplies a range of FPGA and microcontroller development boards, JTAG programmers and a range of microcontroller peripheral application boards and portable instruments.

Jon Boxall, head of semiconductors at RS, writes:

“This agreement with Digilent represents an excellent source of tools for embedded development. It delivers on our ‘Digital FAE’ promise to our suppliers, to our DesignSpark community and to RS University customers, allowing them to comprehensively equip their design benches.”

Founded in 2000, Digilent has partnered with various semiconductor companies including Xilinx, Microchip, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments and Imagination Technologies to provide embedded design platforms.

With products in over 1,000 universities, Digilent offers resources including teaching material, sample labs, and shared curriculums for teachers.

“This deal with RS will mean a wider audience for our products in new markets, especially industrial and educational customers,” said Steve Johnson, president at Digilent.

 


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