Building a network from the ground up

A connected world requires your products to talk to each other and to other compatible appliances in the overall solution. The Avnet team is ready to guide you through the steps to make this happen no matter how you want to implement the solution. We support chip level designs, integrating network interface cards (NIC) into embedded systems and physical or virtual network server appliances.

Whether you’re developing a network appliance or want your device to be network compatible, Avnet is the partner to take you from concept to solution.

Avoid disconnects by keeping the standards straight

Network performance starts with selecting the correct standards and protocols—and our experts are here to help. We start by evaluating the market you’re targeting, the type of data you’re transmitting, and how often packets are being sent and received. Then we’ll recommend the standard and protocol most suited to your requirements.

We cover the range of Ethernet standards for local area networking, including the use of Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for industrial automation, optical and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) for telecommunications, and many others around specific end market applications.

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Matching the right network technology to your design strategy

Once you’ve selected the direction, we’ll show you how to get there. At the component level, our engineers will cover fully integrated processors and discrete network interface ICs. They’ll also make sure you have all of the accompanying passive, interconnect and analog signal chain components to round out your design.

If your strategy works best with an embedded system design, our wide selection of NICs covering the major networking standards is the way to go. Our system engineers will design a solution that is interoperable with your single board computer or System-on-Module (SoM) and carrier card. They’ll also match the right memory and storage devices to deliver peak performance.

Looking to focus more on your software solution and leverage a server to deliver the experience? Avnet’s got you covered there as well. We carry servers from the leading suppliers and also have ‘White Box’ options if you’re looking for a little more customization. Our team will ensure your application runs as expected both in the server and across the network. This is especially important if you’re solution includes some form of virtualization.

No matter what direction you want to take from a hardware perspective, Avnet’s experts will implement the right networking solution to get you to the final destination.

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A suite of services to keep everything connected

The Avnet team does more than tell you how to get the most out of your networking design, we’re with you to get the solution designed, built and delivered. Our ISO certified centers will integrate your embedded system or server solution in any region of the world where you do business.

We’ll work with you to put together the right supply-chain solution to keep your costs down and your service levels high. We can even get your product through regulatory approval in your home market and any other market you’re looking to target.

When it’s time to deliver your solution to your customer or your channel, we provide fulfillment services that complement the services you want to provide directly. We can handle blind shipping, installation, break/fix and warranty support that include call centers and depot repair. Once it’s time to replace units in the field, we have recycling and asset recovery services ready to go to work for you.

Avnet will take the confusion out of networking for you. We’ll guide you through the journey and ensure you have a clear connection to your end goal. Get started today by contacting your local Avnet expert. Check the office locations of our EMEA business units.