Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces New Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the Artix®-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit featuring the Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGA, a low-cost device, with half the power consumption and twice the performance and logic capacity versus previous generations. The Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit allows engineers to evaluate the small form-factor of Artix-7 FPGAs for high-volume applications in cost-sensitive markets such as industrial control, test and measurement, medical and communications, at a price of $239.

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The Artix-7 50T FPGA board included in the kit provides the necessary interfaces and functions to support most prototyping needs. Board features include the Artix-7 XC7A50T-1FTG256C FPGA, 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM, 32 MB QSPI Flash, Dual 10/100 Ethernet PHYs, USB-UART port, on-board JTAG programming port, and 6 Digilent-compatible Pmod™ expansion ports. Example reference designs supporting the MicroBlaze™ soft processor and industrial Ethernet are provided through the Avnet Design Resource Center.

“With Artix-7 FPGAs, designers no longer have to make tradeoffs between high performance and power efficiency, or advanced functionality and competitive pricing. These devices can do it all,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “The Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit will enable engineers to accelerate the design of highly differentiated next-generation systems such as industrial control, portable medical equipment and industrial networking.”

“With the new Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit, customers can design their systems leveraging the Artix-7 device’s low power, low cost, and high performance benefits,” said Dave Myron, senior director of FPGA product management at Xilinx. “In addition to the Artix-7 50T device, the new Artix-7 35T and 75T devices, all in volume production, complement the Xilinx Low-End Portfolio delivering the broadest, cost effective, and best value optimized for a diverse set of market requirements.”

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