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Avnet Electronics Marketing Launches New Intel Architecture Development Tool for Embedded Systems


PHOENIX -- The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces the release of the Intel® D945GCLF Convenience Kit. Currently available to customers throughout North America, it is the first board level Intel Architecture, featuring an Atom™ Processor, development tool created by Avnet for embedded applications.

The Intel D945GCLF Convenience Kit allows users to rapidly write and test software around an Intel embedded architecture platform. For use in medical, industrial, transportation, kiosk, security, test and measurement, defense and instrumentation applications, the kit comes ready to use and fully equipped with motherboard, memory, storage, operating system and power supply in a convenient pre-assembled chassis. Embedded engineers, system architects, hardware design and software engineers looking to speed their time to market will benefit from the complete solution the Intel D945GCLF Convenience Kit offers.

“We are excited about the Atom processor family and the opportunity in the embedded marketplace this new development tool from Avnet will help us to realize,” said Eric Thompson, director of North American channel sales and marketing for Intel.

“This is a great commercial off-the-shelf solution for customers looking to meet stringent time to market requirements and decrease development costs for their embedded applications,” said Marc Gsand, vice president of marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Designers will benefit from the proven Intel technology as well as development support provided by Avnet’s factory trained and certified field application engineers -- a really nice complement to this convenient solution.”

The Intel D945GCLF Convenience Kit is available from Avnet for $249. For more information and to purchase, please visit


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