Avnet Electronics Marketing Celebrates One Year of ZedBoard

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Celebrates One Year of ZedBoard

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- July 23, 2013

Happy anniversary, ZedBoard! The ZedBoard, from Avnet Electronics Marketing,
an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has turned a year old. Since
its original release, the popular community-oriented development kit for the
Xilinx, Inc. Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) SoC has hit numerous milestones.
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“Over the past year, we’ve enabled thousands of customers to jumpstart their
Zynq-7000 AP SoC-based applications with ZedBoard,” said Jim Beneke, vice
president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “The
design community has embraced ZedBoard and ZedBoard.org as go-to solutions for
Zynq-based development, and we look forward to continuing the momentum.”

Since its launch, Avnet has sold more than 3,000 ZedBoard kits. Avnet has
trained 2,400 customers globally in SpeedWay seminars and another 3,000
through the online course. The ZedBoard.org website has received more than
250,000 visits, supported 50,000 downloads, has more than 3,000 postings from
customers and engineers in its questions forum, and has a strong following of
more than 1,400 visitors per day. Currently, there are three members of the
Avnet team dedicated to answering questions related to ZedBoard design.

ZedBoard is ideal for designers interested in exploring and prototyping their
application ideas for the Zynq-7000 AP SoC architecture. For more information
visit the community’s dedicated website: www.ZedBoard.org.

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.
ZedBoard.org hosts additional user created reference designs and projects,
enabling the community of Zynq-7000 AP SoC designers to collaborate and share
design ideas.

The production-grade version of the ZedBoard is available from Avnet for $395.

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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.

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Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
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