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Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces The I/O Carrier Card

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 applications.”

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

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

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