Arrow Electronics Expands Development Kit Portfolio with New SoCKIT Evaluation Kit Featuring Altera’s ARM-Based SoCs

  Arrow Electronics Expands Development Kit Portfolio with New SoCKIT
  Evaluation Kit Featuring Altera’s ARM-Based SoCs

 -- Global Workshop Series to provide tools and training kicks off May 14 --

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- April 4, 2013

Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) today announced the latest addition to its
portfolio of development tools with the Arrow SoCKIT evaluation kit, featuring
an Altera Cyclone® V SoC. Cyclone V SoCs integrate a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9
MPCore™ processor within the fabric of a 28 nm FPGA. Engineers using Altera
SoCs can reduce power consumption, board space and costs in their embedded
system while increasing overall system performance. Arrow is demonstrating the
latest design techniques and tools in SoC design through a series of global
workshops based on its new Altera SoC evaluation kit.

Altera SoCs allow embedded system developers to differentiate their end
product with customized hardware and software, and extend the product
lifecycle through hardware and software updates in the field. It is complete
with user’s manual/start-up guide, USB and power cables.

“Arrow and Altera have successfully collaborated on development kits that
enhance performance and simplify the design process,” said Greg Provenzano,
vice president of global engineering for Arrow Electronics. “The SoCKIT
evaluation kit is the latest addition to our growing portfolio of development
tools, designed to help engineers evaluate Altera’s SoC solutions and help
them see how simple designing with these devices can be.”

“Altera SoCs offer embedded developers a superior architecture that delivers
greater system performance, excellent device protection, more design
flexibility, supported by highly optimized, industry-standard development
tools,” said Todd Koelling, senior manager, SoC product marketing at Altera.
“Embedded developers using the Arrow SoCKIT will be able to quickly evaluate
and experience firsthand the improvements an Altera SoC solution will bring to
their system.”

Arrow is launching a global workshop series beginning May 14, 2013 to provide
the latest design techniques and tools in SoC FPGA design, and training for
the new Altera Embedded Design Suite featuring the ARM DS-5 edition toolkit.
Registration includes an Arrow SoCKIT. For more information and to register

About Arrow Electronics

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and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and
enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for
more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55


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