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About those Zynq-based Zybo boards we're giving away at Sparkfun’s Autonomous Vehicle Competition: They’re kits now!

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Someone at Digilent didn’t get the message. Or maybe they did. Late last month, I explained that Xilinx and is giving away fifty SDSoC vouchers worth $995 at the September 17 Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC) in beautiful Niwot, Colorado. First come, first served. (See “$100K Xilinx and Digilent giveaway at Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition, September 17, Niwot Colorado.”) In addition, Digilent has agreed to come into the tent (that’s the Xilinx Maker’s Alley tent at AVC) and will be giving away five Zybo Trainer boards based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.


Except Digilent didn’t send us five boards for the event. They sent five kits. Five really, really nice kits:



Digilent Zybo Kit for Sparkfun AVC.jpg



Digilent Zybo Trainer Board Kit




Each kit includes everything you need to get up and running with the Zynq SoC:


  • A Digilent Zybo Trainer Board
  • A power supply
  • A USB cable
  • A voucher for the Xilinx SDSoC C/C++ Development Environment
  • An 8Gbyte SD card
  • A nicely printed copy of The Zynq Book
  • A Digilent screwdriver (straight blade and Phillips head)
  • A sheet of Digilent stickers
  • A Digilent 15% discount coupon good for the purchase of a Digilent Zybo Pmod Pack
  • A handy snap-lid storage box with a Digilent-green handle (imported all the way from Taiwan)
  • Assorted bubble pack for your acoustic enjoyment



These kits are definitely not going out “first come, first served.” How can you get one? You’ll just have to come to the Xilinx Maker’s Alley table at Sparkfun AVC to see how you can win one of these five kits. We’ll be somewhere in the Sparkfun parking lot.


See you then.



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