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Avnet Offers Design Techniques for Freescale Semiconductor’s Tower System Development Platform


PHOENIX -- The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announces the launch of an On-Ramp Technical Session™ featuring design solutions from Freescale Semiconductor. The new On-Ramp session features the Freescale Tower System development platform, a low-cost, modular and customizable demonstration platform that enables advanced development through rapid prototyping. This On-Ramp is available free of charge for qualified Avnet customers in North America, upon request.

“This new tool will help our customers more rapidly execute on their prototype designs and substantially increase their speed to market. The On-Ramp Technical Session provides a great educational environment with much better access to critical design resources,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

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 take full advantage of the Tower System development platform. In addition to covering the hardware in detail, this short technical session covers Freescale’s complimentary software tools including the MQX RTOS, Ethernet, FileSystem and USB stack.

“Avnet’s creation and delivery of the Tower System On-Ramp is a great example of the enabling services Avnet provides to Freescale and our mutual customers. Today’s design engineer must rapidly assess new solutions to meet tight deadlines. The On-Ramp delivery platform enables the design engineer to understand technology, software and development tools in one efficient experience,” said Lou Lutostanski, Americas vice-president of sales and marketing for Freescale Semiconductor.

To request an On-Ramp Technical Session or find more information, please visit: For a limited time Avnet is also offering tool discounts on Tower System modules and kits ordered online through For available tools please visit

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