Avnet Electronics Marketing Design Expert to Present at the Embedded Vision Summit

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Design Expert to Present at the Embedded Vision

DESIGN West 2013

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- April 18, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
announced today Technical Marketing Engineer Mario Bergeron will be a featured
presenter at the April 25 Embedded Vision Summit, discussing, “Targeting
Computer Vision Algorithms to Embedded Processors.”

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The Embedded Vision Summit is a technical educational forum for engineers
interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and
software. The summit will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, in
conjunction with DESIGN West. Bergeron’s presentation begins at 12:30 p.m.

Bergeron will outline the challenges design engineers need to consider when
adding computer vision to an embedded product. Using a simple OpenCV (open
computer vision open source library) example running on a high-definition
video stream, he will identify the challenges and bottlenecks that can be
expected with standard processors. He will then explore several options that
can optimize the computations and external memory accesses in order to save
power and reduce cost.

“Computer vision toolboxes such as OpenCV are continually evolving and making
computer vision available to the masses,” said Bergeron. “At the same time,
manufacturers are innovating with new hardware architectures that are
optimized for embedded vision. There is an incredible opportunity for our
customers to innovate and differentiate themselves by adding vision to their
products.” In his role at Avnet, Bergeron specializes in video, image and
digital signal processing. He began his career as an ASIC designer, and has
since expanded his design experience to include more than a decade of work in
DSP- and FPGA-based design activities.

Summit attendees should stop by Room 230A to see how Avnet has created
real-world applications for two of its latest development boards. Avnet
technical experts will be demonstrating:

  *Analog Devices Blackfin® Embedded Vision Starter Kit: – Finding Objects in
    Live Video. This demonstration showcases the BF609’s Vision Pipelined
    Processor (VPP) in a vision application which counts the dots on dice in
    real time.
  *Xilinx® Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC: – Your Programmable SoC Vision
    Platform. The demonstration showcases OpenCV functions accelerated for a
    1080P60 camera on ZedBoard™.

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


Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
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