Avnet Electronics Marketing Helps Engineers Learn to Design Machines that See at the Embedded Vision Summit

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Helps Engineers Learn to Design Machines that
  See at the Embedded Vision Summit

Embedded Vision Summit East 2013

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- September 25, 2013

If you are designing a machine that “sees,” then look for Avnet Electronics
Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) at the Embedded Vision
Summit on October 2-3, 2013. Avnet will host two hands-on workshops, deliver
the featured “Targeting Computer Vision Algorithms to Microprocessors,” and
offer three product demonstrations at the show.

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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 Regency Inn and Conference Center in
Westford, Mass.

“With emerging technology to enable high-quality embedded vision applications,
embedded vision is becoming pervasive,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of
global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “The Embedded
Vision Summit is an excellent venue for Avnet to offer design engineers the
strategies, technologies and product solutions that they need to differentiate
their products by incorporating vision.”

Engineers: Learn to Design Machines that See! Workshops

On October 3, Avnet, along with other members of the Embedded Vision Alliance,
will cohost a two-workshop session titled Engineers: Learn to Design Machines
that See! that is designed to help design engineers jumpstart their vision
applications.

  *At the Blackfin® Embedded Vision Starter Kit Hands-On Workshop, Analog
    Devices, Avnet Electronics Marketing and BDTI will present a workshop
    exploring hardware and software for image processing and video analytics,
    featuring the Avnet/Analog Devices Embedded Vision Starter Kit. This
    workshop is an excellent starting point for vision application developers
    interested in exploring a wide range of embedded vision applications.
  *In the Zynq-7000/Vivado Smarter Vision Hands-On Workshop, Avnet
    Electronics Marketing and Xilinx will present a workshop introducing SoC
    application development, with a specific focus on embedded vision using
    the Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite to target the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All
    Programmable SoC. An OpenCV example will be used to demonstrate how a
    software implementation of an embedded vision application can be
    accelerated by building a custom hardware accelerator on the Zynq SoC’s
    programmable fabric, achieving 1080P60 at 1W power consumption.

“Targeting Computer Vision Algorithms to Microprocessors” Featured
Presentation

On October 2 at 3:30 p.m., Avnet Technical Marketing Engineer Mario 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.

Avnet Product Demonstrations

On October 2, summit attendees can see how Avnet has created real-world
applications for three of its latest development boards. Avnet technical
experts will be demonstrating:

  *OpenCV Development using MicroZed: The demonstration showcases Ubuntu
    desktop Linux running on MicroZed and the 7” Zed Industrial Touch Display
    Kit, including OpenCV applications running with a webcam.
  *Analog Devices Blackfin® Embedded Vision Starter Kit: Finding Objects in
    Live Video. This demonstration showcases the BF609’s Vision Pipelined
    Processor (PVP) 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®.

To register for the Embedded Vision Summit or workshops, or get more
information about presentations, visit
www.embedded-vision.com/summit/oct2013/overview.

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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 80 countries,
distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing
associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is
located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet

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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion.
For more information, visitwww.avnet.com.

Contact:

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Heidi.Elliott@avnet.com
 
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