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Avnet Adds Resources on Ultra96 Platform for Developing AI and IoT Projects

Avnet has added more resources the new Ultra96 platform, including technical training and add-on boards for engineers already leveraging the new Ultra96-V2 development board to jumpstart their Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Avnet Ultra96 platform

The company’s Ultra96 is a low-cost, easy-to-use platform based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. Avnet offers Technical Training courses for engineers looking to broaden their knowledge of designing IoT and AI applications with the Ultra96 development board, and ultimately to reduce the time and complexity of prototype development.

The Hackster.io provides both introductory and advanced courses are available, offered online and in numerous cities nationwide and it is comprised of educational presentations plus hands-on labs. The labs are built on Avnet’s Ultra96, and support both the V1 and V2 boards, the latter of which Avnet announced earlier this year.

Additionally, Avnet is also announcing the release of the 96Boards Click Mezzanine to provide engineers with expanded capabilities for the Ultra96 platform. This low-cost, add-on board enables designers to connect the 96Board’s low-speed (LS) header to Click Boards by MikroElektronika, and easily add sensors, controls, relays and more to their MPSoC. These Click Boards also offer personalization for any end application, reducing the risk of designing on custom boards, and efficiently leveraging engineering resources throughout the design process.

Jim Beneke, vice president, products and emerging technologies at Avnet, said, “Together with Hackster.io, our technical training courses will help engineers tap into both the software and hardware capabilities of the Ultra96 boards. And with our new mezzanine card, we’re providing another easy-to-use opportunity to reduce the complexity, time and risk of bringing new IoT and AI projects to life.”

The trainings are available through Hackster.io. Introductory courses are available immediately at hackster.io/workshops/ultra96. Advanced courses will be available in June. The introductory three-course bundle is available for $59, and each advanced workshop will be an additional $99.

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