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Avnet Opens Registration in the Americas for Introduction to Vivado Design Suite SpeedWay Design Workshop Series

October 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open in the Americas for a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™ featuring Avnet’s newly released ARTY Xilinx® Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit.

Technical experts from Avnet will lead the full-day “Introduction to Vivado® Design Suite” SpeedWay Design Workshops, providing attendees with hands-on product experience that will help them accelerate designs with Xilinx hardware description language (HDL). Utilizing Xilinx Artix-7 hardware, attendees will be introduced to techniques for entering, building and debugging designs in Verilog or very high speed integrated circuit HDL (VHDL). Attendees will also learn best practices in board planning, design creation, IP integration, design implementation and closure techniques, programming and hardware debug using the Xilinx UltraFast™ Design Methodology.

“Avnet’s SpeedWay workshops are practical, hands-on trainings for designers who want to quickly learn a technology or skill,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Our new ‘Introduction to Vivado Design Suite’ course helps attendees learn the key elements of the Xilinx Vivado tools and apply the Xilinx UltraFast Design Methodology through the lab exercise targeting the new ARTY Evaluation Kit.”

“This SpeedWay workshop series will help designers quickly get introduced to the ARTY board, MicroBlaze® soft processor core and the capabilities of the Artix-7 FPGAs,” said Evan Leal, product marketing director, boards and kits at Xilinx. “This workshop is a great training opportunity for attendees to learn about, and get a hands-on experience working with, the best-in-class features of the Vivado design tools.”

The SpeedWay workshops will be held in 35 cities throughout North America, EMEA and Asia from late October 2015 through January 2016. There will be a $49 fee for attendance, and participants will be required to purchase the Xilinx® Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit.

For more information on locations and dates, or to register for a SpeedWay Design Workshop, please click here.

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