|[February 05, 2013]
Avnet Memec to Host Microsemi SpeedWay Design Workshops™, Featuring SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
Memec, a division of Avnet
Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
will host a new series of Microsemi (News - Alert) SpeedWay Design Workshops™,
featuring the new Microsemi SmartFusion2® SoC FPGAs. The workshop series
kicks off Feb. 19 in San Jose, Calif., and Philadelphia, and will be
held in 26 cities throughout North America.
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The SpeedWay event will provide an in-depth look at Microsemi's new
SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA and how to harness its capabilities by using this
new, compact development platform. Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Starter Kit
gives designers access to industry standard interfaces, including
Ethernet, USB 2.0 OTG, SPI, I2C and UART, while including a
comprehensive breadboard area to support unique design requirements. The
kit comes preloaded with uClinux and can be booted in 0.5 seconds. Also
included is a USB WiFi module that supports Ralink (News - Alert) 5370 wireless radios,
allowing uClinux to set up a wireless access point that serves DHCP WiFi
connections. Users can then start an HTTPD server and access the
SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA via a mobile Web browser from a smart phone or
other wireless devices.
Taught by Avnet's technical experts, the workshops combine informative
presentations with hands-on labs, from introductory to complex labs and
demonstrations. The workhops will benefit engineers new to FPGA
technology, those seeking to enhance proficiency with the ARM (News - Alert)®
Cortex™-M3 on-chip processor and integrated FPGA/M3, and those requiring
security, reliability and/or low power in their applications.
Recommended prerequisites for the workshops are basic HDL design
experience and familiarity with C programming, but are not required.
"SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are the only devices to address the necessary
requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in
critical industrial, military, aviation, communications and medical
applications," said Kris Burgoon, vice president, Avnet Memec and Avnet
Electronics Marketing Americas. "Hosting this series of Microsemi
SpeedWay Design Workshops enables Avnet Memec to offer engineers the
informative tools they need to understand and gain expertise with these
products - in a hands-on laboratory environment."
"Avnet Memec, and its team of factory-trained technical experts, is the
ideal partner to facilitate these hands-on workshops on behalf of
Microsemi," said Jorgen Makitalo, global distribution channel director,
Microsemi. "These technical events will show design engineers how to use
our design tools and leverage the advantages of our new SmartFusion2 SoC
FPGAs in real-world designs."
The one-day workshops are $99 for attendees, who each receive a
SmartFusion2 Starter Kit worth $299. For more information and how to
register, go to www.em.avnet.com/sf2speedway.
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and industrial markets. Products include high-performance,
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Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately
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About Avnet Electronics Marketing
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Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers
(EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more
than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading
manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain
services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners'
success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a
broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added
services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet
generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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