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Avnet and our supplier partners offer a broad range of development kits, evaluation boards, design resources and design references to support the research phase of new projects and get your projects to market faster


IDT offers development tools and reference designs used for next-generation development in areas such as 4G infrastructure, network communications, industrial automation, test and measurement, cloud datacenters and power management.


Clock Tree Design Service – Complimentary Design and Review Services

Clock tree design can be a complex task with many considerations that are often overwhelming to designers unfamiliar with clock trees and the associated “language” of timing. While clock tree tools and wizards sometimes exist to assist with simple clock tree designs, these often fall short in real world applications; automated tools simply can’t address many of the complexities of advanced requirements like phase jitter and spread spectrum.

As the market leader in silicon timing, IDT is the only “one-stop-shop” for timing solutions, offering expertise and products from full-featured system solutions to simple clock building-block devices. Their in-house experts can assist in building a new clock tree from the ground up or evaluating and improving an existing clock tree design.

Reference Designs

Many IDT products are designed to uniquely complement semiconductor partners in their target markets and all IDT products are designed to help customers and partners achieve design success. Here’s a representative sample of IDT reference design solutions with various partners along with IDT industry-leading complementary silicon for customer designs in the application areas shown below.




ISL2802xEVKIT1Z Digital Power Monitor Family - See Part Details
Renesas' ISL2802x digital power monitor family delivers high accuracy measurements in a wide input common mode voltage range (0V to 60V), providing designers with a high level of safety margin that is often necessary in wired, wireless and data infrastructure applications.


Intersil-isl28022ev1z.jpgISL28022EV1Z Digital Power Monitor 8 Site Evaluation Kit - See Part Details
The Digital Power Monitor (DPM) 8 site evaluation board demonstrates the functionality and performance of the ISL28022. By design, the ISL28022 is considered a digital helper for a variety of applications ranging from energy optimization to diagnostics of complex systems. The design of the DPM evaluation board is generic such that the customer can embed the monitor into their specific application.


Intersil-isl2853x-63xev2z.jpgISL2853xEV2Z, ISL2863xEV2Z - 5V, Rail-Rail I/O, Zero-Drift, Programmable Gain Instrumentation Amplifiers Evaluation Boards - See Part Details
The ISL2853xEV2Z and ISL2863xEV2Z boards allow simple evaluation of the ISL2853x and ISL2863x 5V zero drift programmable gain instrumentation amplifiers. The boards are designed with all necessary components to easily connect the high performance amplifier to an external signal and can operate from a single supply of +2.5V to +5.5V or dual supply of ±1.25V to ±2.75V.



Maxim Integrated

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Accelerate your design with specific examples of our high-performance products in tested circuits. Learn more.

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Featured Tool

EE-SIM Design Generation and Simulation Environment - Design Smarter, Not Harder
Want to work through design equations in seconds rather than hours? What if you’re schematic came with customized recommendations from a database of real capacitors, inductors, and other components? Does customizing your plots and reports with a few mouse clicks sound good? The Maxim EE-Sim® Tool Suite delivers these benefits, and many more. Learn more.



MCP3421 SOT236 Evaluation Board - See Part Details
The MCP3421 SOT23-6 Evaluation Board (P/N MCP3421EV) contains a MCP3421 18-bit Delta-Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). The MCP3421 is an 18-bit single channel ADC device with various options. The MCP3421 SOT23-6 Evaluation Board has analog input connection pads and VDD, SDA, and SCL test pads. The user can connect any sensor input signal to this evaluation board and test the ADC conversion results.


Microchip-MCP4728EV.jpgMCP4728 Evaluation Board Used For Pickit Serial Analyzer - See Part Details
The MCP4728 Evaluation Board is a tool for quick and easy evaluation of the MCP4728 4-channel 12-bit DAC device. It contains the MCP4728 device and connection pins for the Microchip's popular PICkit™ Serial Analyzer. Simply connect the MCP4728 Evaluation Board to the PICkit™ Serial Analyzer and type in the DAC input data in the PICkit™ Serial Analyzer's PC Graphical User Interface program. The PICkit™ Serial Analyzer will then send the user's data to the DAC device automatically. The new DAC's analog outputs will be available immediately at the DAC output pins.


Microchip-MCP42XXEV.jpgMCP4231/41/51/61 Evaluates the operation of Microchip Technology’s MCP4261 Digital Potentiometer device - See Part Details
The MCP42XX Evaluation Board allows the system designer to quickly evaluate the operation of Microchip Technology’s MCP4261 Digital Potentiometer device. The board uses the TSSOP20EV Generic PCB and has been populated for the MCP4261. The 6-pin header (PICkit Serial) has been jumpered to the MCP4261’s appropriate pins. This allows the PICkit Serial to communicate with the device.


Microchip-ADM00640_MCP6N16-Evaluation-Board_Front_7x5-REVIEW.jpgADM00640 MCP6N16 Instrumentation Amplifier Evaluation Board - See Part Details
This evaluation board is designed to provide an easy and flexible platform when evaluating the performance of the MCP6N16, a Zero-Drift instrumentation amplifier designed for low-voltage operation featuring rail-to-rail input and output performance. The evaluation board is populated with the MCP6N16-100, which is optimized for gains of 100V/V or higher.


Microchip-ADM00615_MCP9902_EvalBoard_straight_Marcom.jpgADM00615 MCP9902/3/4, Remote Temperature Sensor Evaluation Board - See Part Details
The MCP9902 Temp Sensor Evaluation Board provides the means to demonstrate all of the MCP9902 features, and allows a  user to view and modify registers. A user may plot the temperature of the two temperature channels and set alert temperatures associated with those channels. LEDs indicating status information and test points are included to enable system voltages monitoring, using a voltmeter or an oscilloscope. The board requires only one universal serial bus (USB) connection to power the board. The USB-to-SMBus bridge regulates the +5V USB power to +3.3V used by the MCP9902 and other evaluation board circuitry.


Microchip-ADM00665_MCP9600-Evaluation-Board_Front_7x5-REVIEW.jpgADM00665 MCP9600 Thermocouple EMF to Converter - See Part Details
The MCP9600 Evaluation Board is used to digitize the Thermocouple EMF voltage to degree Celsius with +/-1C accuracy. Users can easily evaluate the all device features using a Type K thermocouple. The device also supports Types J, T, N, E, B, S and R. Each of these types are evaluated by replacing the Type K Thermocouple connector with the corresponding connectors (not included).


Microchip-RTD.jpgADM00592 PAC1921 High Side Power and Current Monitor Evaluation Board - See Part Details
The PAC1921 is a dedicated power monitoring device with a configurable analog output. This device is unique in that all power related information is available on the 2-wire/I2C© compatible interface and power, current, or voltage is available on the analog output..  The PAC1921 High-Side Current/Power Sensor Evaluation Board package provides users with the means to exercise device functionality while connected either to target systems (Sys Mode) or while utilizing onboard sources (Demo Mode).


Microchip-RTD.jpgTMPSNSRD-RTD2 RTD Reference Design Board - See Part Details
The RTD Reference Design demonstrates how to instrument Resistive Temperature Detector (RTD) and accurately measure temperature. This solution uses the MCP3551 22-Bit Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) to measure voltage across the RTD. The ADCand the RTD are referenced using an onboard reference voltage and the ADC inputs are directly connected to the RTD terminals. This provides a ratio metric temperature measurement. The solution uses a current limiting resistor to bias the RTD. It providesa reliable and accurate RTD instrumentation without the need for extensive circuitcompensation and calibration routines.


Microchip-TMPSNS-RTD1.jpgTMPSNS-RTD1 - PT100 RTD Evaluation Board - See Part Details
The PT100 RTD Evaluation Board demonstrates how to bias a Resistive Temperature Detector (RTD) and accurately measure temperature. Up to two RTDs can be connected. The RTDs are biased using constant current source and the output voltage is scaled using a difference amplifier. In addition to the difference amplifier, a multiple input channel Programmable Gain Amplifier (PGA) MCP6S26 is used to digitally switch between RTDs and increase the scale up to 32 times.


Microchip-ARD00354.jpgARD00354 – MCP6N11 and MCP6V2X Wheatstone Bridge Reference Design - See Part Details
This board demonstrates the performance of Microchip’s MCP6N11 instrumentation amplifier (INA) and a traditional three op amp INA using Microchip’s MCP6V26 and MCP6V27 auto-zeroed op amps. The input signal comes from an RTD temperature sensor in a Wheatstone bridge. Real world interference is added to the bridge’s output, to provide realistic performance comparisons. Data is gathered and displayed on a PC, for ease of use. The USB PICmicro® microcontroller and included Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides the means to configure the board and collect sample data.




mplab_mindi_logo.gifMPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator - See Part Details
MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator reduces circuit design time and design risk by simulating analog circuits prior to hardware prototyping. The simulation tool uses a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS simulation environment, with options to use SPICE or piecewise linear modeling, that can cover a very wide set of possible simulation needs. This capable simulation interface is paired with proprietary model files from Microchip, to model specific Microchip analog components in addition to generic circuit devices. Finally, this simulation tool installs and runs locally, on the user’s own PC. Once downloaded, no internet connection is required, and the simulation run time is not dependent on a remotely located server. The result is fast, accurate analog circuit simulations.


Integrated Device Technology Inc. Develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications


Renesas is a global technology leader specializing in the design and manufacturing of high-performance analog semiconductors.


Maxim’s analog signal chain ICs are designed for a wide range of applications that include op amps, current sense amps, audio and video amplifiers, data converters, analog filters, analog switches and multiplexers, and sensors.


Microchip Technology Inc., The Embedded Control Solutions Company, is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions.

Signal chain solutions

At Avnet we have partnered with IDT, Renesas and Microchip to support the research and design phase of your next Signal Chain design.