DigiKey's New Collab Yields Remote Engineering System

Global electronics and automation products distributor DigiKey has announced the exclusive release of the LabsLand Prism4. Accordingly, the modular structure helps build interactive real-time, remote hardware systems faster and more efficiently.

The Prism4’s design supports remote hardware systems with cameras, modular lights, and evaluation boards. Moreover, the platform also includes a set of Phase Dock workbench bases where devices can be attached using clicks and slides.

Each Prism4 hosts specific ready-to-ship Prism4 hardware systems that are available for different technologies. Particularly including field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), select microprocessors and microcontrollers.

In addition, the Prism4’s extensible system design supports the creation of remote laboratories for other fields, allowing for a variety of uses, such as remote education and training using real equipment.

Promotes Real-Time Evaluation

David Sandys, senior director of technical marketing for DigiKey, said, “LabsLand has created an incredible technology that has the ability to control hardware platforms remotely anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” In addition, Sandys acknowledged the partnership with LabsLand will enable DigiKey to offer this technology solution to students, schools, engineers, and designers worldwide. Thus, promoting real-time evaluation and education.

 Pablo Orduna, founder and CEO of LabsLand, said, “DigiKey has helped us continue our mission to provide universal access to real labs with real instruments and equipment.”

Initially developed for educational settings, LabsLand remote engineering hardware systems allow engineers, students, and educators access to hardware and software solutions. The development and release of the Prism4 through DigiKey, engineers, designers, and suppliers have access to a remote engineering platform. Specifically, for use in new product demonstration, evaluation, product testing, and design. Hence, allowing engineers to try out hardware before purchasing.

Moreover, software engineers can also use the platform to learn and develop code and program remote targets using actual hardware instead of simulators. The Prism4 hardware system enables users to control and interact with the target platforms while providing video feedback demonstrating outcomes and results in real-time.

DigiKey engaged with a design integration service provider to jump-start the design process and then collaborated with Phase Dock and LabsLand on the final product.

-21 March 2024-