Powered by Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik

Join the Board Games by submitting your project to the contest!

Your goal is to turn your idea into a product that makes a difference for people? Our goal is to help you bring this product to market.
Avnet EMEA is the leading electronics components distributor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With its independently operating business units – a.k.a. Speedboats – Avnet EMEA supports customers throughout their product lifecycle, from design to mass manufacturing and end-of-life-management. Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik, the two leading semiconductor “Speedboats” within Avnet EMEA, represent leading semiconductor manufacturers, our engineers help customers to turn ideas into products that make a difference in the market place.
How it works?
To support engineers and Start-up companies to drive meaningful innovation, Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik are launching the international Board Games contest "Design for a Better World" together with electronica Fast Forward 2018: the startup platform powered by Elektor.
You want to turn your idea into a market-ready product?
Join the contest, bring on your idea and realise it with one of the below development kits that are available for you to design your project on.
Be part of the contest!
To participate please add your project concept by clicking here. You need to enter e.g. a description of your product idea, technical details, and the information on the board you plan to design it on.
Once you have added your project it will go through a first assessment to see if it meets our basic criteria to Design for a Better World. Your product should be innovative, helping to create improvements for people, making life easier, the environment cleaner and most importantly it should have the potential to target a wide audience of users.
If your concept passed this first phase, you will receive the board you based your product concept on. Now you have the chance to start building your product.
All selected projects independently if there are at the beginning of the design phase or if these reached the prototype/demo phase are eligible of having the chance to win one of the prizes in total worth more than 15,000 Euros.
All selected projects will receive a contest badge and will listed on the Elektor Labs webpage.

Prizes sponsored by Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik:
First Prize
€ 5,000 worth in components 
+ Support to turn your idea into a market-ready product
+ Dragon Innovation Product Planner Software
+ Present your project at electronica 2018

Second Prize
€ 2,500 worth in components 
+ Support to turn your idea into a market-ready product
+ Dragon Innovation Product Planner Software

Third Prize
Support to turn your idea into a market-ready product
+ Dragon Innovation Product Planner Software
Happy Board Games 2018 everyone!
Avnet Silica, EBV Elektronik and the Elektor Labs Team  

The boards   
Microchip SAML10 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit + QT7 Xplained Pro Extension Kit:

DM320204 - SAM L10 Xplained Pro
  • Microchip ATSAML10E16A-AU/ATSAML11E16A-AU MCU
  • One mechanical programmable button
  • One QTouch button
  • One user LED
  • 32.768 kHz crystal
  • ATECC508A CryptoAuthentication IC
  • mikroBUS header
  • Embedded debugger
  • Embedded current measurement circuitry
  • Self-capacitance water tolerant touch + 8 LEDs

More information: SAML10 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit
More information: QT7 Xplained Pro Extension Kit
Renesas Promotion Kit S5D9

Renesas Promotion Kit S5D9
  • Renesas S5D9 Group MCUs with a 176 LQFP package
  • Four extension connectors
  • QVGA TFT touch screen
  • Three user LEDs
  • Arduino Uno Shield compatible socket
  • Two mechanical switches
  • Two capacitive touch buttons + slider
  • Audio output
  • QSPI memory (8 MB)
  • SPI, I2C, CAN, and SCI interface.

More information: Promotion Kit S5D9 (PK-S5D9)
NXP Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit

NXP Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit
  • NXP Kinetis K64 MCU (ARM Cortex-M4 based)
  • KW41Z Wireless MCU (BLE, Thread, Zigbee)
  • NT3H2211 NFC Forum Type 2 Tag
  • A1006 Secure Authentication & anti-counterfeit IC
  • Multiple sensors 
  • Rapid IoT Studio IDE
  • Auto source code & project generation for MCUXpresso IDE/SDK
  • iOS/Android mobile apps and IoT Cloud connect platforms
  • Expandable to most IoT end-node use cases with 400+ Click boards
  • Compatible with NXP IoT Modular Gateway

More information: Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit
Infineon XMC 2Go + S2GO Pressure DPS310

Infineon XMC 2Go + S2GO Pressure DPS310
  • Infineon XMC1100 MCU (ARM Cortex-M0 based)
  • On-board J-Link Lite debugger 
  • Two user LEDs
  • 2×8 pin pinheader suitable for breadboard
  • XMC software for Arduino IDE
  • Ultra-high ±0.005 hPa resolution (equating to ±5 cm)
  • Wide pressure operation range 300 hPa – 1200 hPa
  • 3 µm current consumption in low power mode
  • Temperature accuracy ±0.5°C
  • Free and easy download of Arduino libraries

More information: XMC 2Go
More information: S2GO Pressure DPS310
ON Semiconductor Radio SoC Evaluation Board​:

ON Semiconductor Radio SoC Evaluation Board + Multi Sensor Board​:
  • Compliance with the Arduino form factor
  • Support for PMOD
  • On-board J-Link feature for simple debugging
  • Access to all RSL10 peripherals
  • Integrated PCB antenna

More information: Radio SoC Evaluation Board
STMicroelectronics STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node

STMicroelectronics STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node
  • Bluetooth V4.1 module (SPBTLE-RF)
  • 802.11 b/g/n compliant Wi-Fi module 
  • LIS3MDL 3-axis magnetometer
  • LSM6DSL 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope
  • LPS22HB absolute digital output barometer
  • VL53L0X time-of-flight and gesture-detection sensor
  • HTS221 capacitive digital sensor for relative humidity and temperature
  • Sub-GHz (868 MHz or 915 MHz) low-power-programmable RF module
  • STM32L4 Series MCUs (ARM Cortex-M4 based) in LQFP100 package
  • Dynamic NFC tag based on M24SR with its printed NFC antenna

More information: STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node
Choose one of the development boards presented above to use in your project and join the Board Games