Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Launches "Connecting the Internet of Things with TI Wireless Te

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Launches "Connecting the Internet of Things with TI Wireless Technology" SpeedWaySeminar Series

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Do you need to know how to develop applications that fit into the world of connected smart devices? Then you should sign up for the newest SpeedWay™ seminar series offered by Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYS: AVT) in conjunction with Texas Instruments (TI). "Connecting the Internet of Things with TI Wireless Technology" will help engineers kick-start the development of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy, and 802.15.4-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and will take place in more than 20 locations across North America. To sign up for an upcoming SpeedWay seminar near you, visit em.avnet.com/ti-iottraining.

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Using a system-level approach, attendees will receive an overview of TI's wireless connectivity technologies, education on the application spaces for different protocols and enjoy an extensive hands-on experience into Wi-Fi connectivity. The lab portions of the training will use the new Avnet-designed Wi-Go system to demonstrate the functionality of a complete, Internet-connected, intelligent, portable sensor system. The new Wi-Go system features TI's SimpleLink™ CC3000 module for Wi-Fi along with TI power management solutions to optimize board efficiency.

"As consumers, we all want to receive more information from our devices in real time and this requires wireless connectivity. As a result, more and more of our customers are incorporating wireless technology into their products and developing whole new solutions for the Internet of Things," said Jim Carver, technical director, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "This seminar is an ideal venue for design engineers to learn how to efficiently manage the complexity of now-pervasive wireless development."

To register, or get more information, visit em.avnet.com/ti-iottraining.

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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 from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: 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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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