Avnet Electronics Marketing Inks Distribution Agreement Offering BeagleBoard in Americas



Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today a distribution agreement with Circuitco, allowing for the distribution of the popular Texas Instruments-based BeagleBoard products. Circuitco's entire line of BeagleBoard products, including the original BeagleBoard and the recently released BeagleBoard-xM, is available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas or online at www.avnetexpress.com. The BeagleBoard retails for $125.00 and the BeagleBoard-xM retails for $149.00. The low-power, low-cost BeagleBoard acts as a single-board computer with open source development supported by beagleboard.org and enabled by Texas Instrument's DM3530 system-on-a-chip. The DM3530 includes an ARM® Cortex-A8 CPU operating at up to 720MHz, capable of running Linux, Symbian or Windows CE. The BeagleBoard also includes a TMS320C64x+ DSP for accelerated video and audio decoding. The BeagleBoard-xM comes with the DM3730 processor, running at up to 1GHz. "Choosing Avnet as our distribution partner not only allows us greater exposure of our BeagleBoard products to an extensive customer base, but also gives us the opportunity to gain greater exposure through Avnet's existing Texas Instruments support infrastructure," said Clint Cooley, president of Circuitco Electronics. "Adding Circuitco and their BeagleBoard products to our Americas offering will allow our customers to utilize the open development capabilities of this widely used product," said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas. "With the addition of the BeagleBoard line, our customers will now have access to a broader ecosystem of support for their Texas Instruments products." Follow Avnet on Twitter @ twitter.com/AvnetDesignWire Contribute to our technical forums @ community.em.avnet.com View product and company videos @www.avnetondemand.com/components/channel/7 Buy our components @ www.avnetexpress.com About Circuitco Circuitco, an EMS in Dallas, Texas, is involved in all aspects of PCB development. On the ground floor of the Open Source Wave, we have expertise in designing and building hardware for the community. As the original manufacturer of the BeagleBoard, Circuitco has unique knowledge in going from concept to production with open hardware. Capabilities include EE services, layout, material sourcing, board fabrication, assembly and testing. About Avnet Electronics Marketing Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com