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Avnet extends rapid prototyping support with MikroElektronika deal


Avnet has reached a distribution agreement in the Americas with MikroElektronika, a leading provider of hardware and software tools supporting rapid prototype and product development.

PIC development boards from MikroElektronika.

Effective immediately, Avnet customers in the Americas will have access to MikroElektronika’s full line of development boards, compilers, accessory boards and software, including the Hexiwear IoT development kit, which was voted the development platform ‘Best for Rapid Prototyping’ in the Hackster.io 2016 Maker Madness competition.

MikroElektronika’s flagship products, including click board add-on boards for interfacing microcontrollers with peripheral sensors or transceivers and Hexiwear development boards, support the mikroBUS open standard, which defines mainboard sockets and add-on boards used for interfacing microcontrollers or microprocessors with integrated circuits and modules. The standard has been endorsed by many major semiconductor manufacturers.

“Buoyed by the maker movement and a resurgence of high tech design and manufacturing in the Americas, there is a great deal of demand in the region for solutions with the kind of performance and flexibility that MikroElektronika offers,” says Andrea Galizia, sales and marketing director, MikroElektronika. “With the support of Avnet’s broad array of technical expertise and world-class supply chain services, we look forward to a strong boost in adoption of MikroElektronika solutions as we collaborate to fulfill these customer requirements.”