Intelligence and innovation for building and home automation

Today’s consumers and commercial property operators expect connected, intelligent devices and systems in every aspect of their lives or businesses. Consumers seek convenience, while commercial operators demand efficiency.

You see the potential these opportunities present and have an innovative idea to capitalize. You also realize that turning your concept into a product and getting it to market is not an easy task. Fortunately, partnering with Avnet Silica provides you with a clear path to overcoming challenges and delivering a winning solution into the market quickly.

Building Home Automation content (LC)

Display portlet menu

Deep expertise in every facet of home and building automation applications

Whether you’re developing a smart-home appliance or a system to control all of the functions in a commercial building, you need a partner who understands the associated standards, security aspects and data models. With Avnet Silica, you have access to a team of experts who not only understand the standards, we actually helped create them.

We know the ins and outs of standards found in home and building automation, including EnOcean, KNX®, Thread, LonWorks and BACnet just to name a few. In addition our team has expertise with using multiple connectivity standards across your application such as Bluetooth™\BLE and Wi-Fi™.

We’ll guide you to the right standard to follow for your specific application. And with our global reach, we can guide you through the standards you’ll need to follow in markets you are looking to export to. From there, we work with you to create a standards-based design.

Our knowledge also extends into security. We’ll explain the different options for encryption, along with the use of public or private keys and guide you to the best choice for you. The same holds true for wired or wireless connectivity. We’ll find the right fit for your application and help you design it into your device or system.

Design tools and services

As you move into design, Avnet Silica offers reference designs to help you refine your software code and validate your system components. These tools are specific to the standards and features you’re likely to implement in your design.

Our tools integrate all of the functions found in a home-and-building application into a single platform, including sensing, wireless connectivity and connections to cloud services. This gives you the chance to evaluate your design from a system-level perspective, giving you optimum performance. Along the way, our factory trained and certified engineers provide unbiased recommendations, drawing from the home-and-building automation designs they themselves have created.

Building Home Automation text 2 (mm)

Display portlet menu

Create a home and building automation solution with Avnet Silica

We also provide the technology options needed to build your application, enabling you to design a board with components such as processors, analog and interconnect. If you prefer embedded system building blocks, we offer boards, wireless and add-on modules in different form factors and performance options. If your focus is on developing Intellectual Property (IP) and you need a hardware appliance to run your code, we provide a variety of servers or integrated systems to meet your needs.

Avnet Home & Building Automation Solutions

AVS BHA related products title (lc)

Display portlet menu

Featured products

Contact us

Have a question?

Int. Freecall - 00800 412 412 11 | Product or shop-related inquiries: | Content-related questions:


i.MX RT Series

The i.MX RT Series is the industry’s first crossover processor, offering the highest performance Arm® Cortex®-M core, real-time functionality and MCU usability at an affordable price.

NXP i.MX RT series sample image

Prod ON Semi Low Lighting image sensors (RM)

Display portlet menu

ON Semiconductor

Sensors for Low Light Imaging

See the formerly unseen with image sensors equipped with technologies that enhance the sensor’s ability to capture images under challenging light conditions.

Prod STMicroelectronics VL53L1X Flightsense (RM)

Display portlet menu


VL53L1X FlightSense™

A new generation, long distance and fast ranging sensor based on ST’s FlightSense™ Time-of-Flight technology with programmable ROI

ST VL53L1X sensor

Building and Home NPI Product Table

Display portlet menu
Image Product Description Link New


Internet of Things

Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to put your product development into the Internet of Things.



With our technical expertise we will help you choose the right sensing solution, shorten your design cycles and get your products to market faster.

Spot Supply Chain Solutions (GBD)

Display portlet menu


Supply Chain Solutions

Our industry-recognised supply chain experts can help you assess your supply chain health and manage future expansion.


Sign up for the Avnet Silica Newsletter!

Stay up-to-date with latest news on products, training opportunities and more!

Customer reading newsletter on tablet.