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Digilent and Analog Devices Unveil Portable Analog Design Kits For Engineering Students

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) and Digilent Inc. unveiled two all-in-one analog design kits that enhance engineering students' educational experience by allowing students to experiment quickly and easily with advanced technologies and build and test real-world, functional analog design circuits anytime - anywhere - right on their PCs.

For the price of a textbook, students can purchase a low-cost analog hardware development platform and components, with access to downloadable teaching materials, online support, textbook, reference designs and lab projects to design and implement analog circuits as a supplement to their core engineering curriculum.

The Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit ($99 USD) and the more advanced Digilent Analog Explorer Design Kit ($199 USD) allow students to build and test a wide range of analog and digital circuits using their own PC without the need for any other equipment. This approach eliminates the time and space limitations of traditional university lab settings and allows students more flexibility to experiment with real circuits through direct hands-on experience. Digilent is the leading supplier of academic electrical engineering design kits with kits in use at over 1,500 universities in 70 countries. ADI is one of the world's leading analog semiconductor companies.

Each design kit is powered by ADI components and includes:

Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit

  • Two 50 MSPS, 5 MHz differential oscilloscopes
  • Two 50 MSPS, 5 MHz waveform generators
  • Two fixed power supplies
  • 16-channel logic analyzer
  • USB-powered (cable included)
  • Trigger in/trigger out
  • Probes
  • WaveForms Software

Digilent Analog Explorer Design Kit

  • Four 100 MSPS single-ended oscilloscopes
  • Two 50 MSPS, 5 MHz waveform generators
  • Two 12 W programmable power supplies
  • 16-channel logic analyzer
  • Volt and current meters
  • Programmable reference voltages
  • Trigger in/trigger out Integrated solderless breadboard
  • Universal AC power adapter and USB cable. Starter analog parts kit included Optional accessory kit:

Digilent Analog Discovery Board, available June 2012; for freshmen and sophomores

Digilent Analog Explorer Board, available August 2012; for juniors and seniors

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