Analog Devices, Avnet Debut Embedded Processing/DSP, Signal Chain Workshop

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announce two new SpeedWay Design Workshops(TM) featuring Embedded Processing/DSP and Signal Chain solutions. The new workshops provide detailed presentations and hands-on labs covering specific applications using ADI’s technologies. Workshops are scheduled to begin in North America on September 11, 2007, with dates for European locations to be announced.

Avnet’s factory-trained field applications engineers have developed the materials for the SpeedWay Design Workshops with support from ADI’s applications engineers. These workshops offer practical lessons that can be applied immediately by designers to their current projects.

Embedded Processing/DSP Workshop
The full-day Embedded Processing/DSP Workshop centers on the Blackfin(R) processor and includes three hands-on hardware labs featuring Avnet’s digital video surveillance kit.

The Embedded Processing/DSP Workshop agenda includes:

  • Blackfin Introduction and Product Roadmap
  • Hands-on Lab – Tool Introduction and Basic Bubble Sort
  • Blackfin Core, Memory and Peripherals
  • Dynamic Power Management on Blackfin
  • LabView for Blackfin Introduction to Digital Video Surveillance Kit (VSK)
  • Hands-on Lab – Real Time Imaging Application on VSK
  • Hands-on Lab – Video Capture/Compression on VSK
  • Analog Signal Chain Workshop

This full-day Signal Chain Workshop will focus on all elements of the sensor conditioning signal chain, and includes two hands-on hardware labs covering gyros and touch sensor technology.

The Signal Chain workshop agenda includes:

  • Driving ADCs with Amplifiers
  • Amplifier design
  • Gyros and Accelerometers
  • Power Supply, Layout Considerations, & Grounding
  • Over-voltage effects on analog ICs
  • Sensor Technology
  • On-line tools

The Workshop provides a review of design fundamentals and practical applications, and in addition, arms attendees with practical and time-saving knowledge to aid them in streamlining the introduction of new technologies.

“Analog Devices has a proven track record for delivering quality products. These SpeedWay workshops provide the most efficient and effective means to help designers develop their skills through the use of hands-on lab applications that utilize the latest processing and analog technologies from Analog Devices,” said Ravi Kichloo, senior vice president of global semiconductor business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing.

“Analog Devices is proud to work with Avnet to serve the global electronics marketplace,” said Tim MacCannell, ADI’s director of global distribution. “SpeedWay Design Workshops are an important educational effort that give designers hands-on experience in the ADI product portfolio and advice on how to bring their designs to market faster.”

The new SpeedWay Design Workshops(TM) will be conducted locally and are offered free of charge to qualified registrants. To register for these workshops and for complete details, visit:

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 73 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services.

About Avnet
With more than 250 locations serving customers in 73 countries worldwide, Avnet markets, distributes and adds value to the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Additionally, Avnet brings a breadth and depth of service capabilities, such as supply-chain optimization, logistics solutions, product assembly, device programming, computer system integration and engineering design assistance. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion.