Analog Discovery Shortage
We are now in full swing of the Spring semester buying season and have continued to see our demand far outpace our supply despite buying all available parts. Because of this, we are still manually allocating orders. Orders are currently booking out months in advance, and many of our customers have reached out and already placed POs for our Spring semester. If you have not yet already, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.
We have almost allocated our entire build that will begin coming in December and will soon start allocating our February build. We expect the December build to run out in the next couple of weeks, if not sooner, so make sure that you get your orders in as soon as possible if you need it before February.
We have seen substantial progress in our close work with suppliers to secure as many parts as we can by or before our expected delivery dates. Our builds have been arriving consistently, allowing us to continuously ship products to the orders we are booking months in advance. This is an extremely positive sign for the state of parts supply. We'll continue to do everything we can to return in the supply to normal, including buying all available parts.
We are currently planning builds for December through February and once we have confirmation from our parts suppliers for those builds we will allocate them based on the order at which we receive bulk order POs. We have a long list of back orders, so we encourage you to place your PO as soon as possible. Due to the great need for remote working and learning devices, demand is still outpacing our supply, so we cannot resume web orders but we have released some units to our global network of distributors and Amazon to serve our non-academic customers.
We will continue to keep you updated and appreciate your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time.
We have completed shipping most of the August shipment and have launched the next two builds which will be completed in September and October. We also have another build planned for November and have placed an order for our December build. If there are parts available, this will be the largest build we’ve ever launched!
At the current available quantities of parts we cannot yet turn on the affected product pages, and will continue to manually allocate these builds as first come first serve. While we are continuing to prioritize the great needs of academia, we have been able to fulfill some back orders from Amazon and our global distribution network to provide some units to the rest of our customers. We have already allocated all of the September and October build.
A note to our Academic customers who will be placing bulk orders: We are now operating on a first come first serve allocation model, and have already begun to receive orders for Spring term. If you are able to place a PO for Spring term at this time, we encourage you to do so. This is how you can get on the list. Our current lead time puts shipments in Nov/Dec.
At the same time, we are doing everything in our power to build enough units for Spring semester to meet the growing need. If you can estimate the number of units you’ll need for the spring semester, please fill out this form . We will use this to help guide the number of units we build, and how many we allocate to academia.
- When will the Analog Discovery 2 be available for purchase?
- How do I get on the wait list?
- How can I check to see if I'm on the wait list?
If you have placed a bulk PO, the last update you have from your contact with Digilent is the latest information on delivery date. While not a wait list, if you have signed up for updates you should be getting email updates around the same date that they are posted to this page.
Now that we are firming up our manufacturing schedule, we can resume taking orders with lead times of approximately 12 to 14 weeks. Despite buying all available components, we are still not back to our usual abundant supply of Analog Discovery 2 and we expect to be manually allocating stock through the Fall of this year. In addition, due to the sudden and significant increase in cost of these parts, we are forced to raise the price of all future builds of the Analog Discovery 2 to $399 ($279 academic).
If you have already reached out to us, we will be in contact about allocation of the next few builds. If you are a representative from a University looking to purchase or reserve units for the upcoming semesters we encourage you to place a PO as soon as possible as we transition to first-come, first-served allocation.
If you professor has contacted us, they will have specific instructions on how to order and will share those with you at the appropriate time. Please follow those instructions exactly.
- What is the new pricing?
The new price of the Analog Discovery 2 is $399 ($279 academic). The Analog Discovery Studio price remains unchanged.
- When will you get more stock?
We are working on confirming our build schedule based on the component schedules we are receiving. So far we have received our August build, and have planned builds for September and October.
- I am an Academic customer placing a bulk order, how does this affect me?
We encourage you to reach out to us for a quote so you can place a PO as soon as possible for the Fall semester. We will give you a lead time based on our current build schedule and quote you at the new price, but we are doing everything in our power to beat these lead times.
- I am an Academic customer and will instruct my students to purchase Analog Discovery 2 for my course, how does this affect me?
We have a new system for accepting student orders to ensure we are processing only the orders which we have allocated units. Once we confirm we have allocated units for you and it is time for students to begin ordering, we will send instructions for this new system.
- I am a non-academic customer; how will this affect me?
We are doing everything we can to ramp back up to producing our normal abundant supply of Analog Discovery 2, but are not quite there yet. We encourage you to sign up for updates, and we will send an update as soon as we are back to shipping web orders. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our worldwide network of distributors.
We have allocated all remaining Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Discovery Studio stock and are no longer able to accept orders at this time. We are doing everything we can to get more Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Discovery Studio but are still experiencing long lead times and a significant increase in cost of parts. Because of this increase, we will be forced to raise the price point of future builds of Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Discovery Studio once we resume taking orders. Another update will be posted to this page as soon as we have the new pricing. At this point we do not have a concrete date when we will have more stock, our best estimate is late fall of this year at the earliest.
Everyone around the world is facing the unprecedented challenge of suddenly working and learning at home during a global pandemic. It has been Digilent’s mission from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis to share the burden with those who have built us up to the company that we are today.
Inevitably, Digilent is being impacted by the prioritization of medical devices in the semiconductor industry plus extended factory shutdowns, creating a parts shortage around the world. This is especially affecting the Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Discovery Studio. We are working closely with our partners, including Analog Devices, to help balance the allocation of parts for Digilent with the increasing demand for medical device components globally. We are doing our best to keep everything in stock, but are facing significant manufacturing uncertainty. In addition, we are experiencing an increase in pricing for critical parts.
For the Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Discovery Studio specifically, we are reserving all remaining stock in 2020 for our academic customers and will be evaluating pricing on a case by case basis due to increasing costs of parts. Academic customers should contact email@example.com; our worldwide distribution network is available to supply our non-academic customers.
Thank you for bearing with us during this difficult time, it is appreciated. The Digilent team is doing everything we can to prevent these issues from impacting your work, and we appreciate your continued contributions to the engineering community.