Leading the Edge Design Contest

Edge Design Contest Intro (LC)

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Avnet has been giving away hundreds of free IOT design kits and hardware modules. Participants could register their project and pick the kit that they liked for their current design.

Who was eligible? - Anyone working on an IOT or Edge Computing project

What happens next? - The registration has been closed on April 17th and we’ll contact the lucky winner and send the board in the next few weeks. 


Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit (MM)

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IoT design kits available @ Avnet

Microsoft Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit

The Avnet Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit supports rapid prototyping of highly secure, end-to-end IoT implementations using Microsoft’s Azure Sphere. The small form-factor carrier board includes a production-ready MT3620 Sphere module with Wi-Fi connectivity, along with multiple expansion interfaces for easy integration of off-the-shelf sensors, displays, motors, relays, and more. The downloadable getting started tutorial guides developers through the development steps from board setup to application coding.
Get more details about the kit 

NXP LPC55S69 Evaluation Kits (MM)

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NXP LPCXpresso55S69 Development Board

NXP’s LPC5500 Series is the world’s first CORTEX-M33 based microcontroller series, delivering real-time performance with advanced levels of security in a power efficient core. The LPCXpresso55S69 development board provides the ideal platform for evaluation of and development with the LPC55S6x MCU based on the Arm® Cortex®-M33 architecture. The board includes a high performance onboard debug probe, audio subsystem and accelerometer, with several options for adding off-the-shelf add-on boards for networking, sensors, displays, and other interfaces.
Further details can be found at EBV

STMicroelectronics STEVAL-MKSBOX1V1

The STEVAL-MKSBOX1V1 (SensorTile.box) is a ready-to-use box kit with wireless IoT and wearable sensor platform to help you use and develop apps based on remote motion and environmental sensor data, regardless of your level of expertise. The SensorTile.box board fits into a small plastic box with a long-life rechargeable battery, and the ST BLE Sensor app on your smartphone connects via Bluetooth to the board and allows you to immediately begin using the wide range of default IoT and wearable sensor applications.
Further details can be found at EBV

ON Semi IOT Bluetooth Development Board (MM)

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ON Semiconductor RSL10 SIP Development Board

With an Arduino-compliant form factor and on-board J-Link adaptor, the RSL10 SIP development board is used to effortlessly develop Bluetooth® low energy applications based on the RSL10 System-in-Package (SiP). Furthermore, the board features an integrated antenna as well as an on-board 4-bit level translator to translate the LPDSP32 debug interface at low voltage to a 3.3 V JTAG debugger. The SWJ−DP (serial-wire and/or JTAG) interface for Arm® Cortex®−M3 processor debugging enables you to debug the board using a USB connection to the PC.
Get more details about the kit 

Raspberry PI for Industrial Applications (MM)

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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. It offers ground-breaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity. This product’s key features include a high-performance 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-display support at resolutions up to 4K via a pair of micro-HDMI ports, hardware video decode at up to 4Kp60, up to 4GB of RAM, dual-band 2.4/5.0 GHz wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and PoE capability (via a separate PoE HAT add-on).
Learn more at Farnell

Infineon S2GO MEMSMIC IM69D + MyIoT Adapter Board

Infineon’s Shield2Go boards offer a unique customer and evaluation experience – the boards are equipped with one Infineon IC and come with a ready to use Arduino library. Customers can now develop their own system solutions by combining Shield2Go boards together with Infineon My IoT  adapters. My IoT adapters are gateways to external hardware solutions like Arduino and Raspberry PI, which are popular IoT hardware platforms. All this enables the fastest evaluation and development of IoT system.
More details can be found here

Brainium and SmartEdge Agile (MM)

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Brainium and SmartEdge Agile

Avnet’s turnkey SmartEdge Agile is a certified hardware solution with a full software stack that helps you avoid the complexities of deep learning tools and development processes. This offering allows you to build artificial intelligence models and push them to the edge with the support of Brainium’s zero-coding platform hosted on Microsoft Azure. The SmartEdge Agile meta-sensor is CE/FCC certified, and both hardware and software can be used directly for industrialized IoT projects. The hardware is designed to allow a wide range of sensor and connectivity boards.
Learn more at Farnell

Espressif ESP32-DevKitC

Jump right into what matters. Start prototyping with our flagship Soc, ESP32. ESP32-DevKitC is a low-footprint, breadboard-friendly, minimum system development board which could be powered by the ESP32 series modules. It features an USB-to-serial programming interface that also provides power supply for the board, pin headers as well as pushbuttons for reset and activation of Firmware Download mode.