Avnet Rolls Out Virtex-5 LXT/SXT Development Kit in Asia

Avnet Electronics Marketing, a part of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the release of the Xilinx(R) 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.”

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia
Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia is part of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company with fiscal 2007 sales exceeding USD$15.68 billion. Serving customers in more than 70 countries, Avnet is one of the world’s largest technology marketing, distribution and services companies. Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) has a significant presence in Asia-Pacific — the fastest growing electronics market in the world. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has over 40 locations in 10 countries in Asia. Avnet EM Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services.