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Digilent Laboratory Anywhere

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Digilent provides educators and students with high-value, industry-relevant educational tools and curriculum

Digilent Academic Program targets Electrical and Computer Engineering programs across the world. The program enable universities to gain access to the latest technologies from Digilent and our technology partners. Many Digilent products have special discounted pricing for qualified academic customers.

Laboratory Anywhere

In the academic world, the current pandemic has manifested as an unplanned pivot to remote learning. We know that switching to remote teaching can add a financial weight, so if you are an educator or a student experiencing this shift, we’d like to extend an offer to help to take the load off of you.

Rapid have partnered up with Digilent to offer academic discounts on some lines. Important note, these discounts are for teachers and students only and not available online. Please contact us at education@rapidonline.com for a bespoke quotation.



Digilent 410-336 Basys MX3: PIC32MX Trainer Board for Embedded Systems Courses

The Digilent Basys MX3 is an MCU trainer board that has been designed from the ground up to be the ideal tool for teaching embedded systems.

The board features the Microchip PIC32MX370 microcontroller and embodies a whole host of peripherals that ensures that students and developers gain the maximum exposure to a wide range of embedded systems related concepts, while using a professional grade tool set.

Using the trainer board is made easy by the accompanying free and open-source coursework, including 7 in-depth teaching units and 15 complete labs.


Digilent 410-183 Basys 3 Artix-7 FPGA Trainer Board: for Introductory Users

The Digilent Basys 3 is an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) development board that is recommended for those with little or no experience of FPGA technology.

Basys 3 is the newest addition to the popular Basys line of FPGA development boards and features Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA architecture. The board is designed exclusively for the Vivado Design Suite and includes all the standard features found on Basys boards.

Digilent 410-292-1 Nexys A7-50T FPGA Trainer Board

The Digilent Nexys A7-100T FPGA trainer board is the new version of the ever popular Nexys 4 DDR board. The board is recommended for the ECE curriculum and is a ready-to-use digital circuit development platform designed to bring additional industry applications into the classroom environment.

The board features the Nexys-A7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) that is optimised for high-performance logic, having greater capacity, higher performance, and more resources than earlier designs. Along with its large, high-capacity FPGA and its set of USB, Ethernet, and other ports, the Nexys A7 can host designs ranging from introductory combinational circuits to powerful embedded processors.

Digilent 410-292 Nexys A7-100T FPGA Trainer Board Recommended for ECE Curriculum

The Digilent Nexys A7-100T FPGA trainer board is the new version of the ever popular Nexys 4 DDR board. The board is recommended for the ECE curriculum and is a ready-to-use digital circuit development platform designed to bring additional industry applications into the classroom environment.

The board features the Nexys-A7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) that is optimised for high-performance logic, having greater capacity, higher performance, and more resources than earlier designs. Along with its large, high-capacity FPGA and its set of USB, Ethernet, and other ports, the Nexys A7 can host designs ranging from introductory combinational circuits to powerful embedded processors.


Along these years, many educators around the world have successfully adopted Digilent tools in the class. Lear more success stories at Digilent Blog

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Learning Resources

  1. Tutorials, Example Projects and Getting Started Guide at Digilent Wiki
  2. Real Analog for Circuit 1 “Real Analog” is a comprehensive collection of free educational materials that seamlessly blend hands-on design projects with theoretical concepts and circuit analysis techniques. Real Analog has the equivalent content of a university level introductory circuits course. Developed for university circuits classes by practicing engineers and experienced educators in conjunction with Analog Devices, Real Analog is centered on a newly-updated 12-chapter textbook.
  3. Embedded Systems with PIC32MX370 and Basys MX3 Free and open-source coursework, including 7 in-depth teaching units and 15 complete labs. The Basys MX3 is a versatile MCU trainer board ideal for learning or teaching introductory embedded systems courses.