Avnet, Analog Devices, Micron Debut Digital Video Surveillance Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), in conjunction with Analog Devices and Micron Technology, Inc., announces the release of an updated development kit that simplifies the design of video surveillance applications. The second generation Digital Video Surveillance Kit is available exclusively from Avnet and features Ethernet networking capabilities and streaming video.

The second generation of the Digital Video Surveillance Kit provides a simplified prototype development platform for intelligent video surveillance applications – combining the unique video handling capabilities of the Blackfin® processor from Analog Devices and state-of-the-art complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors from Micron Technology. In addition to helping developers combine control and signal processing with CMOS image sensors to analyze digital video for motion detection, threat analysis, and alerting capability, the kit also includes 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for IP camera applications.

One year ago, Avnet, Analog Devices and Micron Technology released the first generation Digital Video Surveillance Kit. “Since then, we have had great success with sales of the kit on a worldwide basis and used it to train several hundred customers during our Analog Devices Embedded Processing SpeedWay Design Workshops,” said Rafael Cruz, vice president of design services for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “The incorporation of Ethernet and streaming capabilities into the updated kit further enhances the designer’s ability to rapidly prototype digital video applications in a cost effective and efficient way.”

“Networking and streaming video capabilities are two critical requirements for next generation video surveillance applications,” said Stephen Daly, channel marketing director for DSP and embedded products at Analog Devices. “Leveraging the advanced feature set of the Blackfin — a powerful, customizable, low-cost processor — we are able to provide customers a simplified prototype development platform.”

“These development kits support the full line of Micron surveillance image sensor offerings, ranging from Video Graphics Array (VGA) to 5 Megapixel,” said Qiang Li, Micron Imaging senior platform marketing manager. “The superior image performance of Micron’s image sensor solutions is well suited for video surveillance applications, as is our targeted feature set—a high dynamic range sensor with range in excess of 100 dB is available with the Avnet kit.”

Each kit includes a Central Processing Unit (CPU) baseboard, one Micron image sensor headboard and an evaluation copy of VisualDSP++ software development tools for $670.

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 more than 70 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 more than 70 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.