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Avnet Electronics Marketing Develops Interface Adaptor for Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processors with Onboard USB 2.0 Support

Jun 16, 2004

HOUSTON and PHOENIX, AZ (June 16, 2004) – Digital signal processing (DSP) designers are now able to more easily integrate USB 2.0 connectivity and get to market faster with the new interface adaptor designed by Avnet Design Services, the engineering support arm of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Inc. (Avnet) (NYSE: AVT). Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) customers and third parties can add USB 2.0 peripheral support to any of TI’s available evaluation kits to create drivers and application-specific software, which will simplify and accelerate the design cycle. For more information, see www.ti.com/usbnr.

This is the first of several connectivity solutions Avnet is creating to help DSP developers quickly and easily evaluate, develop, debug and prototype new designs based on TI’s DSPs.

“A design engineer can save weeks or months of engineering effort,” explained Warren Miller, vice president of marketing, Avnet. “These types of systems are difficult to simulate in software so having a hardware platform also allows a variety of algorithm or architectural trade-offs to be explored in real-time. This results in better design choices and better designs for the end customer.”

The Avnet-designed TI DSP interface board with USB 2.0 support is used to create a complete hardware platform for prototype development. Combined with the right TI DSP evaluation board, third party applications and driver code, the resulting development platform is a critical time-to-market accelerator.

“A hardware platform that can do real design work, not just technology evaluation, is always a big time saver for our customers,” said Pascal Dorster, DSP solutions marketing manager, TI. “The new adaptor kit from Avnet now extends this capability into the USB 2.0 area, a key application segment for DSP.”

Pricing and Availability

The TI DSP Interface kit with USB (ADS-TI-USB-DAU) is available for $99 from Avnet today. Contact your local Avnet sales office or visit the Web at www.em.avnet.com/tidskusb for more information. The TI DSP USB Interface Kit contains:

  • TI DSP USB 2.0 Adaptor Board
  • Compatible with TI TMS320C5000™ and TMS320C6000™ DSK boards
  • User’s guide, schematics, BOM
  • Host and embedded demonstration design
  • Board Support package with graphical user interface