Sales of Avnet Electronics Marketing’s ZedBoard Development Kit Near 2,500 Units

  Sales of Avnet Electronics Marketing’s ZedBoard Development Kit Near 2,500

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- April 15, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today announced that sales of the commercial version of ZedBoard, a community
oriented development kit for the Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLX) Zynq™-7000 All
Programmable (AP) SOC, approached the 2,500 mark.

Originally released in July 2012, ZedBoard is ideal for designers and students
who are interested in exploring and prototyping their application ideas for
the Zynq-7000 AP SOC architecture. For more information visit the community’s
dedicated website: Data indicates the website has had a
strong following of more than 1,000 visitors a day.

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“We continue to see momentum grow around Zynq, ZedBoard and the website. The engineering community is not only adopting Zynq,
but is leveraging other Avnet supplier solutions around it for power, memory,
analog and interface,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical
marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Not only have we sold 2,500 units
in our first eight months, but our partner Digilent has experienced similar
success in the academic market.”

“Ever since Digilent released the ZedBoard in July 2012, academic interest has
been strong. It has rapidly become the leading platform for Zynq-based
applications in academia,” said Clint Cole, president of Digilent, Inc. “It is
poised to bring new teaching and learning methods into the classrooms dealing
with embedded cores, their applications, and hardware/software tradeoffs.”

Features of the ZedBoard include:

Xilinx Zynq™ XC7Z020 device
Memory (512 MB DDR3, 256 MB QSPI Flash, 4 GB SD Card)
On-board USB-JTAG programming
10/100/1G Ethernet
PS & PL I/O expansion (FMC, Pmod™, XADC)
Multiple display output capability (1080p HDMI, 8-bit VGA, 128x32 OLED)
I2S Audio Codec

The ZedBoard kit includes the ZedBoard, power supply, USB cable, and
pre-configured SD card containing a bootable Linux reference design. hosts additional user created reference designs and projects,
enabling the community of Zynq-7000 AP SOC designers to collaborate and share
design ideas.

The commercial version of the ZedBoard is available from Avnet for $395; the
academic version for qualified students is available from Digilent for $319.

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About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc.
that 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. The group's website is located at

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success
by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
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