Avnet Electronics Marketing Unveils Xylon Touchscreen HMI Reference Design
for the MicroZed Evaluation Kit
PHOENIX -- October 29, 2013
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT)
today announced the release of a new touchscreen Human Machine Interface (HMI)
reference design from Xylon, a leading provider of advanced FPGA application
solutions, IP cores and design services for its MicroZed™ evaluation kit. The
MicroZed is based on the Xilinx® Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC.
The reference design is available for free and showcases the MicroZed working
as a Linux-based System-on-Module (SOM) with a graphics touchscreen HMI that
is connected to an I/O Carrier Card and the 7-inch Zed Touch Display Kit from
Avnet Electronics Marketing. The MicroZed uses ilixi user interface toolkit to
run several DirectFB and Qt graphics applications on the attached LCD display
and to control them by the capacitive touchscreen.
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“The software driver for Linux, as well as the evaluation version of Xylon’s
display controller core, both included in this reference design, will help
engineers save significant time in the conception of their products,” said Jim
Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics
Marketing. “Through this reference design, our experts can help engineers
expedite the creation of their own applications – at the lowest possible
“We are thrilled by the success of our logicBRICKS reference designs for the
ZedBoard and their acceptance by the respectable design community spearheaded
by Avnet Electronics Marketing,” said Davor Kovacec, CEO and founder of Xylon.
“Extending our support to the MicroZed is a logical step forward, as we
especially admire its SOM form factor, which helps engineers build fully
customized electronics assemblies that leverage the ultimate Zynq-7000 SoC
System designers can use the demonstrated HMI as a basis for their next Xilinx
Zynq-7000 All Programmable design and integrate it with their application
specific parts. The LCD display is controlled by Xylon’s logiCVC-ML advanced
display controller logicBRICKS IP core, which is compatible with the Xilinx
Vivado® IP Integrator (IPI) design and verification environment. The
logiCVC-ML IP core supports multiple graphics layers, hardware accelerated
layers blending, different pixel formats and video output formats, and comes
with software drivers that assure a smooth integration with the Linux
Design deliverables include: evaluation logiCVC-ML Compact Multilayer Video
Controller IP core, hardware design files prepared for Xilinx Vivado 2013.2
design suite, complete Linux OS image, ilixi User Interface (UI) toolkit and
application framework for DirectFB, Xylon logicBRICKS software drivers for
Linux OS, and DirectFB and Qt demo applications.
Visit Xylon and download the free Touchscreen HMI reference design.
Visit Xylon’s video gallery to see the demonstration video.
Besides the display controller IP core used in this demo design, Xylon offers
2D and 3D graphics accelerator IP cores that improve graphics performance and
off-load Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Processing System.To learn
more about logicBRICKS graphics accelerators, please check out the
logiREF-ZGPU-ZED graphics engine reference design for the ZedBoard™ Evaluation
Kit from Avnet Electronics Marketing.
To learn more about Xylon’s logicBRICKS software support for non-Linux
operating systems, please click here.
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Xylon is an electronic company focused on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
design development. It was established in 1995 and is based in Zagreb,
Croatia. Xylon offers a comprehensive IP cores library named logicBRICKS, and
it is optimized for Xilinx FPGA architectures. Xylon’s expertise in the fields
of embedded graphics, video, image processing and networking is confirmed by a
large number of successful FPGA designs, which are produced by our partners
and distributed worldwide. All of Xylon’s IP cores are exhaustively tested to
ensure that they can be easily implemented and integrated in the customers’
designs. Xylon is a Premier Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program. More
information can be found at www.logicbricks.com, the official Xylon web site.
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 and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and
providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration
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.
logicBRICKS is a registered trademark of Xylon d.o.o. All other trademarks are
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Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Gordan Galić, Technical Marketing Manager
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