Avnet Expands IoT Solutions’ Portfolio with New LSR Wireless Shield and TiWiConnect Reference Design

May 10, 2016, 11:16 am

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the new LSR Wireless Shield, a low-cost platform with customizable sensor/peripheral capabilities for the prototyping of wireless connected Internet of Things (IoT) products using SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC). In support of customers’ growing need for IoT solution development and prototyping support, Avnet is also releasing a new TiWiConnect™ Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Reference Design, which integrates Avnet’s SmartFusion2 KickStart Development Board with the new LSR Wireless Shield, providing the ability to quickly begin prototyping a cloud-based solution utilizing the TiWiConnect IoT platform from LS Research (LSR), a Laird business.