Avnet Electronics Debuts Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop

The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), is launching the Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop(tm) featuring Renesas Technology America, Inc. The Art of Motor Control Design workshop features practical techniques for implementing motor control designs and will be offered in locations throughout North America beginning March 27.

Avnet’s factory-trained field applications engineers (FAEs) have developed materials for the full day SpeedWay workshops based on practical experience in motor control design and the latest technologies from Renesas. Attendees will leave the workshop armed with design knowledge and information that can be applied immediately to current projects.

Attendees of the Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshops will benefit from quicker implementation of their motor control designs and decreased product development time. “Avnet’s Renesas motor control workshops offer designers a lot of detail on how to fine tune signal chain elements within unique applications,” said Ed Smith, senior vice president of sales for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “The hands-on labs go beyond the traditional block diagram by providing practical knowledge and advancing the art of harmonizing all elements of the solution.”

“By attending the workshop, design engineers will be able to get hands-on experience with Renesas’ latest motor control reference platform — a development tool for quickly applying advanced motor control technology to machine tools, fans, pumps and many other applications,” said Ali Sebt, vice president, system LSI business unit, Renesas Technology America, Inc. “The platform combines hardware, software and other important building blocks. During this workshop, attendees will learn how to use the complete and flexible solution to take full control of various motor control algorithms.”

Cost of the one day Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop is $249. All participants will receive a Motor Control Reference Platform (MCRP) reference design – an $899 value – a reference CD with complete schematics, Bill of Material Optimizer (BOM) and Visual C++ code for Windows GUI.

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.