Avnet Electronics Marketing Launches SpeedWay Seminar Series for Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC-based Design

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Launches SpeedWay Seminar Series for Xilinx
  Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC-based Design

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PHOENIX -- October 23, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
has launched a new series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™ for designers of
electronic applications based on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP)
SoC. These technical sessions will be presented across the globe by Avnet
subject matter experts in conjunction with Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX).

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“We have embedded Avnet’s extensive technical expertise into the content of
these seminars, so that engineers at all levels can learn how to create
Zynq-based applications,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical
marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Due to Avnet’s size and global
footprint, we have the resources and ability to train and support design teams
in multiple regions, countries and languages.”

“Xilinx is pleased to present these SpeedWay Design Workshops with Avnet for
SoC users and designers,” said Lawrence Getman, vice president of processing
platforms at Xilinx. “We are confident that the deep-dive, hands-on lab
training coupled with comprehensive documentation will provide attendees
valuable new knowledge for utilizing and implementing the Zynq-7000 All
Programmable SoC in their designs.”

SpeedWay Design Workshops^TM

This series of SpeedWay Design Workshops^TM are single-day, hands-on workshops
presented by Avnet technical experts, and feature labs supported by the
ZedBoard^TM and MicroZed^TM development platforms. This seminar series is
designed for engineers who want to gain hands-on experience with the tools and
techniques that can be used to implement the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
family. Engineers can choose to participate in any or all of the following

  *Introduction to the Vivado Design Suite: This entry-level course provides
    a foundational understanding of the Vivado Design Suite Integrated
    Development Environment (IDE). Short presentations and hands-on labs show
    attendees how to create a new project, create and import IP cores, set
    basic clocking and I/O timing constraints, synthesize and implement a
    design, and analyze the results through Vivado analyzer feature and
    various design reports.
  *Developing Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Software: The Xilinx Software
    Development Kit (SDK) offers everything necessary to make Zynq-7000 All
    Programmable SoC software application development easy. This class covers
    software development including BSP creation, built-in drivers, example C
    code, interrupts, debugging, flash programming, and where to get more
  *Developing a Zynq Hardware Platform: This class demonstrates the hardware
    and software flows for creating your first Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
    design. Through a series of instructor presentations and hands-on labs,
    hardware and firmware engineers will learn all the required steps for
    creating a complete Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC design on either a
    ZedBoard^TM or MicroZed^TM.
  *PetaLinux for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC: This intermediate-level
    course provides embedded systems developers with experience in creating an
    embedded Linux operating system on a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Based
    on the PetaLinux Software Development Kit (SDK), the course offers
    students hands-on experience in building the environment and booting the
    system using a basic Zynq-7000 AP SoC design.
  *Designing Accelerators for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC:
    System-on-Chip designs offer the unique advantage of providing custom
    built accelerators to increase system performance. This intermediate-level
    course introduces attendees to the design flow required in identifying
    software bottlenecks and creating custom hardware accelerators in the
    Programmable Logic (PL) portion of the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.

Avnet SpeedWay Design Workshops^TM will take place in more than 20 cities
across the Americas, Europe and Asia, with a cost of $99 each. For more
information and to see the locations and course availability, please visit

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Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing
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