Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lattice FPGA Development Kit and Development Tools Sale

Lattice Semiconductor is offering big discounts on ECP5 FPGA development boards and development tools while supplies last until March 31, 2017 UPDATE: promotion has been extended to June 30, 2017 while supplies last.

Items on sale for less than $100 US include the ECP5 Versa Development kit ($110 discount), the ECP5-5G Versa Development Kit ($150 discount), the Connectivity IP Suite ($896 discount), and the Lattice Diamond FPGA Design Software 12 month subscription ($796 discount).   The development kits include a free limited version of the Lattice Diamond Software so you can have a powerful ECP5 FPGA development kit with tools for only $89.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Upcycle it Design Challenge with Intel Edison

Element 14 is hosting the Upcycle it Design Challenge to upcycle an obsolete item using the Intel Edison Kit for Arduino.  The entry deadline is only a few days away, project proposals are due March 3, 2017, but you have until June 9th to complete the project.

Only 15 official challengers will be selected and will receive a free Challenger Kit from element14.  The top prizes include a Keithly digital multimeter, Dremmel Multitool kit and Weller soldering station.  First, second and third prizes will be given as well as a smaller prize for all other challengers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

IBM and Arrow Electronics Helping Indiegogo IoT Startups

IBM recently announced it will partner with Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo to help IoT startups.  IBM will give free access to Watson IoT platform and cloud service discounts.  Arrow has already been supporting some Indiegogo campaigns that have electronic components and meet certification criteria, This page lists many of the benefits of Arrow certification.  Indiegogo currently has 62 Arrow Certified Campaigns.