30th October 2015

Avnet Opens Registration in Asia for Introduction to Vivado SpeedWay Design Workshop Series

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - Oct 30, 2015 - Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open in Asia for a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™ featuring Avnet's newly released ARTY Xilinx® Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit.

Technical experts from Avnet will lead the full-day "Introduction to Vivado® Design Suite" SpeedWay Design Workshops, providing attendees with hands-on product experience that will help them accelerate designs with Xilinx hardware description language (HDL). Utilizing Xilinx® Artix-7™ hardware, attendees will be introduced to techniques for entering, building and debugging designs in Verilog or very high speed integrated circuit HDL (VHDL). Attendees will also learn best practices in board planning, design creation, IP integration, design implementation and closure techniques, programming and hardware debug using the Xilinx UltraFast™ Design Methodology.

"Avnet's SpeedWay Workshops are practical, hands-on trainings for designers who want to quickly learn a technology or skill," said Roy Luk, Marketing Director for Xilinx, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia. "Our new 'Introduction to Vivado® Design Suite' course helps attendees to learn the key elements of the Xilinx Vivado tools and apply the Xilinx UltraFast Design Methodology through the lab exercise targeting the new ARTY Evaluation Kit".

The SpeedWay workshops will be held in 35 cities throughout North America, EMEA and Asia. The SpeedWay workshops in Asia will be held in 16 cities across China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan from November 2015 to late January 2016. There will be a US$49 fee for attendance, and participants will be required to purchase the Xilinx® Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit.

For more information, or to register for these SpeedWay Design Workshops, please click here.

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