ELECTRONICS: The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. announced the launch of a new On-Ramp Technical SessionTM featuring design solutions from Texas Instruments (TI). The new On-Ramp features live presentations and demonstrations of TI’s TMS320DM365 DaVinciTM video system-on-chip (SoC), a single-chip ARM® processor capable of capturing, encoding, decoding and displaying high definition (HD) video. This On-Ramp is available free of charge to customers in North America upon request.
During the new On-Ramp Technical Session, Avnet subject matter experts share best practices, real world design success stories, and provide hands-on demonstrations that show users how to fully take advantage of the DM365 capabilities in capturing, encoding, decoding and displaying HD video. On-Ramp topics include product roadmap, technical overview, system solutions, development tools and reference designs.
The demo for the On-Ramp uses the DM365 digital video evaluation module (DVEVM) and new 7 inch WVGA display kit developed by Avnet.
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.