Avnet-designed solutions win two spots on Top 100 Hot Products list

Phoenix-based Avnet said two of its solutions products have been named as Top 100 Hot Products by EDN magazine.

The two Avnet products chosen for their innovation and technical value are the AES-ALI3-AMPIRE10-G 10-inch Touch-Display Kit and the MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit, Avnet said in a news release.

The Hot 100 list is comprised of items that gained great reader response over the past year. Avnet is the only distributor to be mentioned more than once on the list.

Avnet's AES-ALI3-AMPIRE10-G 10-inch Touch-Display Kit allows for a differentiated display solution that uses programmable evaluation and development boards. The display connects to other Avnet products such as the ZedBoard, MicroZed and PicoZed.

The MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit, unveiled at the Internet of Things World Expo in May, simplifies device-to-cloud integration.

“These kits were initially selected for coverage in our publication because they provide developers with rapid and easy development opportunities for key capabilities in human-machine interface design and cloud-connected industrial control, and they drew strong reader interest,” Rich Quinnell, editor of Industrial Control DesignLine for EETimes and editor of the Systems Design Center of EDN magazine, said. “Both of these products represent complex technologies that require considerable expertise to develop from scratch. The technical support associated with these kits helps to greatly simplify the developer’s task, and with the IIoT kit in particular, the simplification also applies to transitioning from prototype to production.”

Such kits include numerous tools to bring new products from prototype to production.

"The goal of our Avnet engineering services organization is to make these technologies more accessible to our customers, enabling them to bring powerful and innovative new solutions to market more quickly and cost-effectively,” Jim Beneke, Avnet vice president of global technical marketing, said. “This recognition from EDN reaffirms that we are, indeed, targeting the applications and technologies that are of greatest interest and value to customers.”

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