Digi-Key Sponsors DLP-232PC Design Contest

Digi-Key Corporation announced that it has joined with Future Technology Devices International, Ltd. in the sponsorship of DLP Design’s DLP-232PC Design Contest. Engineers worldwide are invited to pit their design skills against their colleagues to come up with the smallest, lowest-cost, and most innovative design using DLP’s tiny USB-to-microcontroller module. The DLP-232PC offers 14 I/O channels (eight can be configured for analog input) and USB communication with a host PC at up to 460K baud.

Start date for the contest is October 1, and the end date for submissions is January 15, 2009. The grand prize is a 65-inch Hi-Def LCD television or $5,000 cash. Other prizes include a Dell XPS M1730 laptop with 17-inch Hi-Def screen or $2,500 cash; Dell Latitude laptop or $1,300 cash; and three prizes of a16GB iPod Touch or $400 cash.

Additional information about the DLP Design’s DLP-232PC Design Contest, including specific rules, judging criteria, and a downloadable Contest Registration form, can be found online.

One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 17 consecutive years from among the nation’s more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/ August 2008). Offering more than a million products from nearly 400 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key’s commitment to inventory is unparalleled.