Avnet SpeedWay Design Workshops Feature Lattice FPGAs

Avnet Electronics Marketing, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announce a new workshop series featuring high-speed interfaces for Lattice’s latest series of FPGAs. Designers, developers and engineers interested in leveraging the latest high-speed interface technologies with FPGAs can get hands-on experience by attending the Avnet Lattice High Speed Interface SpeedWay Design Workshops, scheduled to begin September 18, 2007, in locations throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

Avnet’s factory-trained field applications engineers (FAEs) have developed materials for the full day SpeedWay Workshops with support from Lattice’s applications engineers. Based on practical experience and the latest technologies that highlight proven design techniques, attendees will leave these workshops armed with design knowledge and information that can be applied immediately to current projects.

The workshop agenda includes:

  • SERDES 101
  • Labs – ispLever Introduction, ipExpress Introduction, SERDES IP and SERDES Demonstration
  • PCI-e Architecture
  • PCI-e Design Considerations
  • Lab – PCI-e IP and PCI-e Demonstration
  • DDR2 Design Considerations
  • Lab – DDR2 IP and DDR2 Demonstration

“Designing with high-speed technologies can be a real challenge – especially when used in conjunction with FPGAs. The Lattice SpeedWay workshops provide practical information and proven solutions that help engineers solve their design challenges and expedite the design process,” said Jeff Ittel, senior vice president of semiconductors for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “This is a must-attend event for designers who are looking to incorporate high-speed interfaces into their next design.”

“Avnet’s highly skilled field applications resources are an essential part of our customer support. The SpeedWay Design Workshops demonstrate Avnet’s capability to deliver essential technology support across our leading-edge FPGA families,” said Ed Markiewicz, vice president of North American sales for Lattice Semiconductor.

Workshop attendees will also receive an ECP2 Advanced Evaluation Board (a $2400 value) with their $149 paid registration.

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 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services.

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry’s broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Mixed-Signal Power Management and Clock Generation Devices, and industry-leading SERDES products. Lattice continues to deliver “More of the Best” to its customers with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high-performance, non-volatile and low-cost FPGAs. Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets.

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