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23rd September 2020
RFSoC Development Kit for mmWave speeds wireless design

An mmWave Radio Development Kit for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen-3 has been released by Avnet.

14th September 2020
Dual camera platform enables rapid prototyping

Avnet has introduced the 96Boards ON Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine development and prototyping platform for the AP1302 imaging processor coupled with dual imaging camera modules.

27th August 2020
Monarch Go Pi HAT includes LTE antenna for IoT solutions

A development kit to help product engineers and network developers enable simple, cost-effective LTE connectivity for IoT solutions has been launched by Avnet.

28th July 2020
Single-board computer gives IoT developers a head start

Avnet is adding the MaaXBoard Mini, a new single-board computer, to its portfolio of hardware designed to accelerate time-to-market and reduce costs for IoT developers.

Events News
10th June 2020
electronica experiences first high-profile cancellations

Avnet and Farnell have become the first companies to announce they will not be attending electronica later this year in Munich, writes Mick Elliott

23rd April 2020
Global engineering community rallied to combat COVID-19

The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge is calling on engineers to design low-cost and easily deployable software, hardware and services that will support the detection and prevention of COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable areas.

20th February 2020
Single-board computer targets industrial users

An industrial-temperature–grade version of its Ultra96 single-board computer for industrial customers has been unveiled by Avnet.

News & Analysis
13th February 2020
Sequans and Avnet cement global partnership

Sequans and Avnet have announced a distribution agreement whereby Avnet will promote and sell Sequans’ IoT chips and modules.

8th January 2020
CES 2020: Avnet unveils IoT solutions initiative

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Avnet is launching a new Partner Program designed to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions, enabling them to scale their business in a quick and cost-effective manner.

Events News
18th December 2019
Team Avnet EMEA band together at embedded world 2020

All the business units within Avnet’s EMEA components organisation – Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica, EBV Elektronik, plus Farnell – will be present at embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg (February 25-27).

19th July 2019
Avnet hands out 20,000 IOT security starter kits

Eight out of 10 developers identify security as their biggest hurdle in IoT development. To help developers create highly secure, end-to-end IoT solutions, Avnet is giving away 20,000 free Azure Sphere starter kits. Additionally, developers will have access to a series of resources including webinars, lectures, road tests and design contests hosted by Avnet -- as part of Avnet’s ongoing relationship with Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Ecosy...

17th April 2019
Contest sets real-life IoT challenge to participants

Participants in a contest organised by will need to reimagine something from their everyday lives that could benefit from intelligent IoT, and use SmartEdge Agile and the Brainium portal to create it. As Avnet’s project-based community for anyone who wants to learn about programming and building hardware, challenges its community to use the power of IoT every day.

Events News
28th January 2019
embedded world visitors invited on innovation journey

Avnet Integrated is inviting customers to an innovation journey at embedded world 2019 in Nuremberg (February 26-28). It will show its complete portfolio of solutions, encompassing embedded boards, embedded systems, displays, data centre solutions and software with hands-on demonstrations.

12th December 2018
Custom LCD platform slashes product development time

SimplePlus a platform that simplifies the process of customising LCD touch display solutions has been released globally by Avnet. It covers applications spanning markets which include industrial automation, medical and transportation. The platform can shorten product development cycles by delivering customers their first working unit within 48 hours, instead of the typical weeks or months for traditional samples.  

12th December 2018
Avnet snaps up Softweb; Bolsters IoT capabilities

Avnet is buying Softweb Solutions, a privately held software and Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that delivers software solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and systems. Avnet says the deal formalises a game-changing element of its overall solutions strategy.

Events News
24th September 2018
Avnet unites to parade ecosystem at electronica

For the first time at electronica, Avnet EMEA will present its European business units at one consolidated exhibition space. In addition to the expertise of its individual business units, Avnet will also demonstrate the capabilities of its ecosystem. Avnet EMEA, its business units Avnet Silica, EBV Elektronik and Avnet Abacus; and Farnell element14, the European business of Premier Farnell, are located in Hall C5, Stand 101.

8th June 2018
Avnet bolsters IIoT position with relayr alliance

Avnet has established a strategic alliance with relayr to accelerate the development and delivery of complete end-to-end IIoT solutions to customers throughout the Americas and Europe. The deal combines Avnet’s expertise in the design and development of custom IoT hardware with relayr’s IIoT capabilities.

20th March 2018
Programmable logic alternative added to development board

The Ultra96 development board from Avnet adds a wide range of potential peripherals and programmable logic acceleration engines not previously available on the 96Boards platform. Avnet will be previewing and accepting pre-orders for the new board at the Linaro Connect Conference, in Hong Kong (March 19-23).

Events News
1st February 2018
Videos support IoT, embedded vision design workshops

Video presentations of the four-part MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshop interactive series organised by Avnet, are now available online. The MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshops are designed to help engineers jump start the development of single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimised prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems.  

Events News
5th January 2018
IoT platform and solutions to debut at CES 2018

The IoTConnectcloud-based software platform and a portfolio of smart, market-ready connectivity solutions built around the platform will be unveiled by Avnet at CES 2018 (January 9-12) in Las Vegas. It has been developed to help organisations jump-start development of IoT-enabled systems and services.

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