Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Announces a New Development Kit Featuring MATLAB® and Simulink®


Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Announces a New Development Kit Featuring MATLAB® and Simulink® with an Avnet FPGA DSP Kit

BOSTON & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical computing software, today announced the availability of a new development kit that combines a MathWorks software package with the Xilinx Kintex™-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog. The new development kit features a robust software package which includes MATLAB®, Simulink®, HDL Coder™, and several other MathWorks products, enabling engineers to use Model-Based Design to design, test, and implement algorithms on Xilinx FPGAs. This approach helps save time and eliminates design errors over traditional workflows that often involve hand-coding HDL. For more details on this development kit, visit www.em.avnet.com/mathworksdsp.

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"Avnet, MathWorks and Xilinx have a longstanding history of collaboration, and the hardware and software solution being announced today is the next step in offering a more robust, comprehensive hardware and software platform to FPGA and DSP design engineers in North America," said Luc Langlois, technology director, Avnet Electronics Marketing. "The use of MathWorks products with Avnet's FPGA development kits significantly shortens development time for FPGA designers, making it easier to bring their products to market faster."

The MathWorks software package is available for purchase with the Xilinx Kintex™-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog, a domain-specific, targeted design platform that accelerates FPGA development for experienced users and simplifies FPGA adoption for new users. The package includes MATLAB®, Simulink®, HDL Coder™, MATLAB Coder™, Fixed-Point Toolbox™, Simulink Fixed-Point™, DSP System Toolbox™, and Signal Processing Toolbox™. These tools integrate with Xilinx ISE® Design Suite, and reference designs are provided to help users to get started designing signal processing algorithms on Xilinx FPGAs.

"With so many different, incompatible tools needed to develop and test today's complex systems, engineers often waste time trying to assemble and integrate the right set of hardware and software tools for their tasks," said Amnon Gai, corporate development and partner programs manager, MathWorks. "A turnkey solution that enables users to build and test models in Simulink and automatically generate HDL code for Kintex-7 FPGAs will let engineers focus more on their algorithms and system design instead of set-up tasks."

FPGA and DSP design engineers can now purchase the integrated hardware and software package from Avnet starting at $13,995.

"Xilinx and MathWorks have worked together for many years to simplify the software development flow for DSP designers using FPGAs," said Tom Hill, senior DSP marketing manager at Xilinx. "The addition of the MathWorks software package to the Kintex-7 FPGA DSP kit further supports our collective goal to simplify and accelerate the DSP design for customers targeting FPGAs."

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About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multi-domain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2400 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit www.mathworks.com.

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 70 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. (NYS: AVT) , a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer 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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

MATLAB and Simulink are registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc. Seewww.mathworks.com/trademarksfor a list of additional trademarks. Other product or brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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