Avnet Memec to host MICROSEMI seminar in UK

Microsemi Introduces Next Generation SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

Thame, UK, 30 October 2012 – Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology distributor, is pleased to announce a series of FREE technical seminars across Europe. Supporting the recent release of Microsemi’s Smartfusion2® family, Avnet Memec is hosting two seminars in UK introducing Microsemi’s next-generation SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs.

These are the only devices that address fundamental requirements for data & device security, high reliability and low power. SmartFusion2 integrates an inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166MHz ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and high-performance interfaces all on a single chip.

The training will be hosted by Avnet Memec’s factory trained Applications Engineer with additional technology demonstrations using the Smartfusion2 Development Kit (SF2-DEV-KIT) and the Libero 11 development suite throughout the day. Whether engineers/designers are looking to integrate High Speed SERDES (PCIe, XAUI and Native SERDES) within a SoC solution or require advanced security features for their application, the Smartfusion2 Seminars will benefit both existing and newcomers to the Microsemi SoC engineering community.

During the day the following subjects will be covered:

* Libero 11: Complete Design Suite for Smartfusion2® family

* FPGA Fabric: New Architecture and Performance

* Enhanced Security Features: AES/SHA-256, NRBG

* Serdes Blocks: 5Gbps SERDES, PCIe, XAUI / XGXS + Native SERDES

* Data Handling: 18x18 MACC Blocks and High Performance DMA Engine

* Microcontroller Sub System (MSS) and Interfaces: 166MHz ARM® Cortex™-M3 MCU, USB OTG, CAN, DDR2/3, GbE.

Date & locations

28.11.2012 - Reading

11.12.2012 - Stoke on Trent

Seminar Fee

Free of Charge

For further information please contact:

Chris Withers chris.withers@avnet-memec.eu

Tel: +44 1844 263663

The training will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00 including a Q&A session at the end to cover any specific questions not covered during the day. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.

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About Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 28 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu

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