Avnet Unveils EXP Modules for FPGA Development Boards

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a part of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the release of three new EXP expansion modules for EXP-enabled FPGA development boards:

  • The EXP Video Module
  • The Analog Devices EXP Adapter Module
  • The Interface EXP Module

Developed exclusively to meet the unique requirements of FPGA development boards, the three EXP modules expand the library of off-the-shelf solutions for FPGA designs. EXP adds versatility to designs by enabling expansion interface with FPGA baseboards – including the ability to add application-specific daughter cards that can easily connect to the FPGA I/Os.

Avnet’s design chain experts developed the EXP specification exclusively for the unique requirements of FPGA development boards – to help speed our customers’ time to market. This solution is being adopted by an increasing number of semiconductor suppliers as an off-the-shelf solution that quickly meets their design needs.

EXP-enabled boards allow designers to add functions from a growing list of off-the-shelf EXP modules, or focus efforts on building add-on modules that leverage existing baseboard functions. “The EXP expansion slot helps simplify and speed the design process by providing a very cost-effective way for users to customize designs and modify existing applications,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president of global Xilinx marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “These modules support our commitment to providing solutions and support to help customers and our supplies reduce engineering cycles with their new product introductions.”

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 300 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.