Avnet Electronics to Present at Embedded Systems Conference

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will exhibit and showcase design know-how by offering technical design seminars for engineers at next week’s 20th Annual Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), running April 14-18 at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. Visit Avnet at Booth No. 1128. Avnet Technology Specialist Jim Carver will present “Selecting a Microcontroller for Your Power Constrained Application” on Monday, April 14. His presentation highlights tips for analyzing specific application needs and operating characteristics of microcontrollers to assist engineers in making informed choices when to select the best solutions to meet their design application needs.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Avnet Field Application Engineer R.C. Cofer and SAIC Senior Systems Engineer Ben Harding will provide two two-part presentations on hardware design and programmable logic. Their first presentation series, “Introduction to CPLD and FPGA Design, Part 1 & 2,” examines underlying architectures, resources, tools and design flow steps for Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices.

Cofer and Harding’s second series, “Implementing Processors and DSP Functionality within FPGAs, Part 1 & 2,” provides a how-to for implementing processor and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) functions into FPGA devices. Engineers will leave the sessions armed with a comprehensive understanding of CPLD and FPGA and the knowledge of how to design them into systems. In addition, the sessions will cover critical design decisions and effective techniques for implementing embedded processor and DSP system functions into FPGA devices.

“The Embedded Systems Conference has been the premiere event in cutting-edge technology for engineers and designers for 20 years,” said Phil Gallagher, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “In addition to application demonstrations that will take place at the Avnet booth, our technical team has put together some great seminars for using microcontrollers and programmable logic in designs. We look forward to playing an active role in the event from both an educational and exhibition standpoint.”

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. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.