Avnet Introduces MaaXBoard Nano Single Board Computer

Beijing, China, February 26, 2021 – Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced the MaaxBoard Nano single-board computer designed to help customers speed time-to-market and reduce development costs. The introduction of this production-ready single-board computer further expands Avnet’s hardware product lineup. The MaaxBoard Nano single-board computer is powered by NXP’s i.MX 8M Nano processor for embedded computing and edge intelligence-driven IoT applications. It has 4 built-in microphones and 1 audio interface, which can provide high-quality audio output. The product has also passed the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification, EU CE certification and RoHS certification. MaaxBoard Nano provides more flexibility for product design and testing, allowing users to focus more on software development and design during product development.

MaaXBoard Nano is fully configured to support and create operating systems based on Linux, Android or other OS. The platform integrates a variety of onboard peripherals, including 1GB of DDR4 memory, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, 4 USB 2.0 host ports, MIPI-DSI interface, WiFi, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, 4 onboard Microphone and 1 audio interface. Expansion connectors compatible with the Raspberry Pi Expansion Board (HAT) also provide UART, SPI, I2C and GPIO interfaces.

“Our i.MX 8M Nano single-board computer is inexpensive,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of products and emerging technologies at Avnet. “With this hardware solution, developers can focus on designing the software. Maaxboard Nano is Avnet’s NXP-based The latest addition to the MaaXBoard series of single-board computers from E-Board, when used with Avnet’s IoTConnect platform, can be further expanded and is ideal for applications such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, industrial automation, multimedia and audio.”

Avnet’s IoTConnect platform is cloud-based and highly scalable, addressing common industry needs and challenges. With a standardized approach to effectively harnessing the Internet of Things, developers can create intelligent applications and solutions on the platform, further extend functionality, deliver best practices, and truly enable data-driven decision-making. IoTConnect platform uses Microsoft’s enterprise-grade Azure hybrid cloud computing service, which is very secure and reliable, and can support seamless data distribution and data analysis across cloud and local systems.

The MaaXBoard Nano single-board computer designed by Avnet is equipped with NXP’s i.MX 8 series applications processors. Based on Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-M4 cores, NXP’s i.MX 8 series applications processors provide industry-leading audio, voice and video processing for consumer-grade home audio, industrial-grade building automation and embedded computer and other applications.

The MaaxBoard Nano is now available in the Americas, Europe and China for $80.95 (about 523.35 RMB).

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