Avnet Announces Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT/SXT Development Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a part of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the release of the Xilinx® Virtex(TM)-5 LXT/SXT Development Kit – a complete development platform for designing and verifying applications based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT and SXT Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) families.

The new kits support the LX50T, LX110T, SX50T, or SX95T Virtex(TM)-5 devices, and take advantage of the world’s first 65nm FPGAs. Each kit features:

  • PCIe x8 end point support
  • Two 10/100/1GB Ethernet PHYs
  • Two SFP module connectors
  • SATA host connector
  • EXP expansion slot

“Avnet is committed to providing the latest technology solutions for our customers. These kits give engineers easy access to breakthrough technology and harness the capabilities of the new Virtex-5 product families,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president of global Xilinx marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Design engineers will benefit from the unique feature set of the Virtex-5 FPGA with products that optimize their engineering resources and are more successful overall.”

The new Virtex-5 Development Kits are currently available in limited supply through Avnet. To access Avnet’s Design Resource Center, please visit: www.em.avnet.com/drc.

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
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 300 locations serving 73 countries worldwide. The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion.