|[February 26, 2013]
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the Analog Devices Blackfin® BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today introduces the Analog Devices (News - Alert) Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision
Starter Kit. This low-cost development kit allows engineers to quickly
evaluate the capabilities of the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin (News - Alert) BF609
processor, optimized for embedded vision applications, featuring a
high-performance video analytics accelerator called the Pipelined Vision
Processor (News - Alert) (PVP). Customers can get an early look at the kit, which is
being shown at the Silica booth at Embedded World 2013, in Nuremberg,
Germany, today through Thursday.
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"Video analytics/Embedded Vision is an emerging technology area with
extensive use in many different types of applications across multiple
markets," said Jim Beneke, vice president, global technical marketing,
Avnet Electronics Marketing. "The Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded
Vision Starter Kit essentially eliminates the cost barrier for
evaluation, and for customers to have a great out-of-box experience in
terms of making it easy to get an analytics algorithm up and running."
"This low-cost kit is ideal for assessing the capabilities and
developing applications for our new vision accelerated BF609 processor,"
said Colin Duggan, director of marketing, ESPT division, Analog Devices,
Inc. "ur goal with the Embedded Vision Starter Kit is to offer a
comprehensive platform that provides easy access to a high level of
analytic functions to engineers looking to learn about, and develop for,
a broad range of vision-based applications."
The Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit includes a
single board featuring all the blocks necessary to prototype an embedded
vision application, including the Analog Devices BF609 dual core
processor, a high-definition CMOS color sensor with replaceable lens for
video input, HDMI / DVI port for output, 10/100 Ethernet and LED target
illumination. The kit also includes a USB-based In-Circuit Emulator
providing an easy, portable, non-intrusive, debugging solution for the
Two 6-month evaluation versions of the Blackfin development tool,
CrossCore® Embedded Studio, are included with tutorials to demonstrate
ease of use of the tools and the speed at which you can develop
applications with Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit. In
addition, the kit includes drivers, example software, and a unique
machine vision dice counting software reference design, developed by
BDTI, providing commented source code utilizing the Blackfin core and
the Pipelined Video Processor.
Target (News - Alert) markets for the kit include:
Military vision applications
Security camera analytics
Bar code scanning
Medical vision applications
Thermal imaging cameras
The resale price of the starter kit is $299, with an introductory price
of $199 for the first 500 kits sold. For more information on the starter
kits, go to www.FinBoard.org.
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Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based
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 http://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 http://www.avnet.com/.
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