Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the I/O Carrier Card

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the I/O Carrier Card

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PHOENIX -- November 21, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today introduced the I/O Carrier Card, an extension of the MicroZed™
Evaluation Kit and System-on-Module (SOM) that offers hardware and software
designers a proven, cost-effective prototype platform based on the Xilinx®
Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC.

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The I/O Carrier Card provides easy access to the full 108 or 123 user I/O
available from the MicroZed SOM, offering connections compatible with
industry-standard hardware in the form of twelve Digilent Pmod™ compatible
interfaces and with features on the I/O Carrier Card, such as push-buttons,
power-supplies, LEDs, and an on-board oscillator. The I/O Carrier Card
includes Maxim Integrated power technology that users can leverage to get a
quick start on their power supply design.

“Using Avnet’s proven, integrated I/O Carrier Card, designers can quickly link
the MicroZed SOM into a wide variety of hardware systems,” said Jim Beneke,
vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing.
“It offers users access to the full spectrum of Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
capabilities for both prototyping and use in real-world embedded SOM

The I/O Carrier Card interfaces include two 100-pin board-to-board
microheaders, a Xilinx PC4 JTAG header for download and debug, twelve Digilent
Pmod-compatible interfaces for access to a maximum of 96 SoC PL user I/O, a
Reset push button, four user-defined push buttons, two configuration push
buttons, eight user LEDs, 4 user DIP switches, 2 Status LEDs, and a Xilinx AMS
header. The I/O Carrier Card also offers a 100 MHZ on-board oscillator and a 1
KB 1-wire EEPROM on-board memory.

The I/O Carrier Card kit includes:

  *Avnet I/O Carrier Card
  *5 V @ 3 A AC/DC Power Supply
  *Getting Started Card

The I/O Carrier Card is available today from Avnet Electronics Marketing for
$149. Information on the I/O Carrier Card and MicroZed can be found at

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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 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.


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