Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet Inc., has entered a distribution agreement with TechNexion, a provider of embedded modular solutions for gaming, digital signage, multimedia streaming and advertising, according to a company announcement. Avnet Embedded will now offer TechNexion's low-cost, high-value embedded System-on-Modules and systems to its original equipment manufacturer customer base.
TechNexion manufactures a wide range of embedded boards and system-on-modules following the popular Embedded Design Modules standard and featuring ARM-based processors from Texas Instruments and Freescale, and x86 processors from Intel. The company supplies turnkey embedded systems, touch-interface panel PCs and fanless systems, as well.
"Adding TechNexion's low-cost embedded system products gives us a great tool to help our customers reduce costs and shorten their product development cycles," Jeff Ittel, senior vice president of embedded marketing, Avnet Embedded, said in the announcement. "Their support for popular CPU architectures and their flexible, interchangeable CPU modules make the products ideal for a wide variety of market segments."
As an advocate of open hardware and open source software, TechNexion provides original design manufacturer engineers with easy-to-use EDM evaluation kits that include sourcecode and demo versions of Linux, Yocto and Android and include detailed high-quality documentation, schematics and application implementation examples to help engineers at ODMs quickly implement and take advantage of the latest technology in their end equipment.
Industries using TechNexion products include ODM/OEM, automation and process control, gaming, digital signage, multimedia streaming and advertising, communications, network communication, and security, the announcement said.
"By bringing our products to Avnet Embedded's wide technology product portfolio and integration expertise, we expect to enable a greatly expanded customer base that is looking for modular solutions and our EDM based product lines," Marcel vandenHeuvel, managing director of TechNexion, said in the announcement. "Together with Avnet Embedded, we can enable more OEMs to find cost-effective embedded computer solutions without having to sacrifice quality."
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