Xilinx FPGA and SOC

University Design contest


The Xilinx Open Hardware Design Contest gives students the opportunity to showcase their technical and creative skills.


The competition runs annually from Autumn to Summer.


Prizes are awarded to the best projects in each category.


The 2017 edition of the competition has completed. The next edition will be announced on these pages in Autumn 2017. 








Open Hardware 2017

See the Platforms page for more information

Open Hardware is run in partnership by the Xilinx University Program, the Europractice Software Service (STFC), and CNFM

Previous editions 


The finalists, and winning projects from 2017 and previous editions can be viewed on the Finalists pages.


For any questions related to the competition, please contact xup@xilinx.com






Any current Xilinx platform (series 7 and later) can be used for the Open Hardware Design Contest. 

XUP boards with academic discount are available from Digilent