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Harnessing processing horsepower

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A breakthrough system performance is shaped by vision and expectations—which can vary considerably from product to product. To get where you want to go, your selection of processor should be determined by product definition, the application it supports, and the ideal user experience. 

If you do the research, you’ll quickly realize there is no shortage of processing options for achieving your desired level of performance. As you’re looking to select and design the right processing engine into your product, you’ll want a partner that can provide a range of options and has the know-how to get the most out of each one.

With Avnet as a partner, you’ll save time on research and get the guidance you need to select the right processor for delivering that breakthrough performance.


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Options for power, performance and a whole lot more

Our factory-trained and certified technical experts will meet with you to learn what’s important to your system performance and the applications you’re running. We’ll then help you determine the different options for achieving your objective, specific to your design.

As part of the discussion, we will review our processor offerings with you. We support every dedicated processing category you may be considering, including:

  • Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
  • Digital Signal Controller (DSC)
  • Microprocessor (MPU)
  • Microcontroller (MCU)
  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
  • Network Processor Unit (NPU)


Within these categories we’ll help you identify the right family of product using criteria such as:

  • Integrated peripherals and
    communications features
  • Architecture
  • Number of cores
  • On chip memory
  • Power consumption


If you are looking to develop a customized processing solution using a programmable technology or different form factor, Avnet has what you need. We have a complete portfolio of programmable logic devices with soft processor cores, System-on-Modules (SoM) and single board computers (SBC).  

You’ll also want to consider the custom processor components, SoM and SBC developed in-house at Avnet that are production ready. We’ve used the deep technical knowledge we’ve gained covering the major vertical market segments to create these unique, feature rich products.

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Tech support, tools and training to get the most out of your design

To save time and develop your design from a system-level perspective, Avnet designs and markets fully-integrated development platforms around the most popular processing devices and architectures. Add-on modules—such as sensing or connectivity—complement the already-created development boards. Avnet kits also include software from third-party tool chain vendors to create code that leverages all of the kit’s integrated features.

When you’re ready to move forward with your design, our field applications engineers have years of direct experience designing processors into purpose built equipment created for the distinct market you’re targeting. They’ll show you how to write application code and drivers that get the most out of the processor’s features. 

They’ll also work with you on compiling, testing and debugging your software. If questions arise, our close relationships with our suppliers mean you’ll get immediate answers and attention.

Avnet also offers hardware and software development tools to assist with the design process. These kits come with target boards, cables, support software, and documentation to create a quick, innovative solution.

Need to get smart on the latest technologies? Overcome the learning curve quickly by attending one of our technical design workshops. These engineer-led workshops combine deep technical presentations with hands-on labs that save you several months otherwise spent learning how to set up and use the development tool. These workshops are led by the engineers who designed the Avnet development platforms and your local application engineer, who’ll continue to support beyond the workshop.

Ready to achieve a breakthrough performance in your product? Get started today by contacting your local Avnet expert. Check the office locations of our EMEA business units.