Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the Analog Devices Blackfin® BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the Analog Devices Blackfin® BF609
  Embedded Vision Starter Kit

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PHOENIX -- February 26, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today introduces the Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter
Kit. This low-cost development kit allows engineers to quickly evaluate the
capabilities of the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin BF609 processor,
optimized for embedded vision applications, featuring a high-performance video
analytics accelerator called the Pipelined Vision Processor (PVP). Customers
can get an early look at the kit, which is being shown at the Silica booth at
Embedded World 2013, in Nuremberg, Germany, today through Thursday.

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“Video analytics/Embedded Vision is an emerging technology area with extensive
use in many different types of applications across multiple markets,” said Jim
Beneke, vice president, global technical marketing, Avnet Electronics
Marketing. “The Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit
essentially eliminates the cost barrier for evaluation, and for customers to
have a great out-of-box experience in terms of making it easy to get an
analytics algorithm up and running.”

“This low-cost kit is ideal for assessing the capabilities and developing
applications for our new vision accelerated BF609 processor,” said Colin
Duggan, director of marketing, ESPT division, Analog Devices, Inc. “Our goal
with the Embedded Vision Starter Kit is to offer a comprehensive platform that
provides easy access to a high level of analytic functions to engineers
looking to learn about, and develop for, a broad range of vision-based

The Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit includes a
single board featuring all the blocks necessary to prototype an embedded
vision application, including the Analog Devices BF609 dual core processor, a
high-definition CMOS color sensor with replaceable lens for video input, HDMI
/ DVI port for output, 10/100 Ethernet and LED target illumination. The kit
also includes a USB-based In-Circuit Emulator providing an easy, portable,
non-intrusive, debugging solution for the Kit.

Two 6-month evaluation versions of the Blackfin development tool, CrossCore®
Embedded Studio, are included with tutorials to demonstrate ease of use of the
tools and the speed at which you can develop applications with Blackfin BF609
Embedded Vision Starter Kit. In addition, the kit includes drivers, example
software, and a unique machine vision dice counting software reference design,
developed by BDTI, providing commented source code utilizing the Blackfin core
and the Pipelined Video Processor.

Target markets for the kit include:

  *Industrial/Machine vision
  *Military vision applications
  *Safety monitoring
  *Security camera analytics
  *Robot vision
  *Traffic/Vehicle monitoring/tracking
  *Building automation
  *Bar code scanning
  *Digital signage
  *Gesture recognition
  *Medical vision applications
  *Thermal imaging cameras

The resale price of the starter kit is $299, with an introductory price of
$199 for the first 500 kits sold. For more information on the starter kits, go
to www.FinBoard.org.

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