New Reality Series Seeks to Train Budding Engineers in FPGAs and SoCs

27 July 2018

Newark Element14, a division of Avnet, has launched a new reality series called “Path to Programmable” that will take five community members from Element14.com and train them to better understand field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chips (SoCs).

Sponsored by Xilinx, the budding engineers will learn the technology, development tools and design flow process over the course of a 12-week program.

The trainees will receive a mix of training and mentoring from Newark Element14 as well as engineering teams from Xilinx and Avnet on FPGAs and other proprietary training. The five engineers will be given a MiniZed development board — a single-core Xilinx Zynq 7Z007S development board for entry-level developers — and will be required to build a project of their choice using the skills they have acquired.

FPGAs and SoCs are suited for a wide variety of applications from machine learning and 5G wireless to cloud computing and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). The goal of the program is to help engineers get up to speed on new FPGA technology and address misconceptions about the learning curve and difficulty of working with the programmable devices.

Members of Element14.com’s community can sign up for a chance to participate in the series at Element14.com.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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