Premier Farnell has today added Digilent, a manufacturer of Electrical and Computer Engineering solutions, to its global distribution portfolio.
Digilent has a wide range of products for academic, industry professionals and academics in electrical and computer engineering fields. These include the FPGA and microcontroller development boards, JTAG programming solutions for Xilinx FPGAs and the Electronics Explorer Kit - a personal circuit design station. Recently, Digilent launched the chipKIT line – 32-bit-microcontroller-based platforms for the Arduino™ community. Additionally, Digilent offers a wide range of peripheral modules including robotics platforms, A-D and D-A, sensors, actuators to extend the capabilities of development boards. Digilent products are available from Premier Farnell’s operating businesses of Farnell, Newark element14 and element14.
“This agreement reflects our core business strategy which focuses on supporting our global base of electronic design engineers and enhancing our product offerings to our customers around the world,” said Mike Buffham, director of product and Electronic Design Engineering at Premier Farnell. “This adds to our existing strong supplier relationships and we are excited by the opportunity this brings us, enabling us to strengthen our existing customer base and attract new ones globally.”
“Partnering with Premier Farnell will greatly increase our mutual customers’ exposure to our kits,” said Clint Cole, president of Digilent. “We look forward to working together to help solve the complex programming needs of today’s engineers.”