Avnet Electronics Marketing, Xilinx and Analog Devices Release Two Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Software

  Avnet Electronics Marketing, Xilinx and Analog Devices Release Two Zynq-7000
  All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kits

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PHOENIX -- October 22, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today released two kits designed by Avnet experts, the  Zynq®-7000 All
Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Evaluation Kit and the
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Systems
Development Kit. Targeted for software-defined radio, MIMO, public safety
networks and general purpose data acquisition, these kits enable wireless
communications from baseband to radio-frequency (RF).

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In order to provide flexibility to designers with diverse baseband and RF
performance goals, these kits introduce two Analog Devices, Inc. FPGA
mezzanine cards (FMC), featuring ADI’s new AD9361, a high-performance, highly
integrated RF agile transceiver. Both kits also include Xilinx Vivado®
software, four Pulse 4G LTE blade antennas, and reference designs for
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC running Linux. Order entry is open, and these
kits will begin shipping in November. For more information, visit
www.em.avnet.com/adizynqsdr2 and www.em.avnet.com/adizynqsdr3.

“These latest-generation, software-defined radio kits are a great value for RF
engineers looking for innovative, yet cost-competitive products,” said Luc
Langlois, technology director, digital signal processing, Avnet Electronics
Marketing. “These versatile development platforms leverage the combined analog
and digital expertise of our partners, providing robust design flows to the
communications system architect and multiple options to the RF engineer
through enhanced integration of RF and baseband functionality.”

“The AD9361 integrated transceiver platform’s small footprint, programmability
and power efficiency allows designers to create advanced SDR solutions that
are smaller than a stick of chewing gum – including wearable applications,”
said Dave Babicz, director, Global Alliances, Analog Devices. “The AD9361
ecosystem allows rapid prototyping of SDR designs with up to three times the
noise performance of the competition and at reduced BOM costs.”

“The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software Defined Radio System
Development Kit provides a high-performance, power-efficient software
programmable radio platform that supports the rapid evaluation and development
of advanced SDR applications partitioned into analog, hardware and software,”
says Tom Hill, senior manager, DSP platforms at Xilinx, Inc. “This kit is
ideal for the wireless communications system architect. It combines the wide
RF tuning range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz of the AD-FMComms3-EBZ FMC card with the
Xilinx ZC706 development board featuring the Zynq-7000 XC7Z045 device that
combines a dual 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processing system with programmable logic
that delivers over 1000 GMACs of peak DSP processing performance.”

The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Evaluation
Kit (cost $1,495) combines Avnet’s ZedBoard with ADI’s FMCOMMS2-EBZ FMC card,
optimized for RF performance in the 2400 – 2500 MHz region. The Zynq-7000 All
Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Systems Development Kit (cost
$3,595) combines the Xilinx ZC706 Evaluation Kit with ADI’s AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ,
designed for general-purpose operation over a wide tuning range (70 MHz – 6
GHz). The complete kits include:

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Evaluation Kit
(cost $1,495):

  *Avnet ZedBoard (with power supply and cables);
  *Analog Devices AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ FMC Module;
  *Four Pulse 4G LTE blade antennas;
  *Xilinx Vivado® Design Edition;
  *8 GB SD card;
  *Getting Started Guide

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Systems
Development Kit (cost $3,595):

  *Xilinx ZC706 Board;
  *Analog Devices AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ FMC Module;
  *Four Pulse 4G LTE blade antennas;
  *Xilinx Vivado® System Edition;
  *8 GB SD card;
  *Getting Started Guide

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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, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, Memory 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, visit www.avnet.com.

Contact:

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