MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2005
--Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:NUHC), a leading distributor of high technology active components; today announced the availability of the Embedded Development Kit (EDK) 7.1i, featuring the performance-optimized 4.0 version of the MicroBlaze(TM) soft processor, recently released from Xilinx, Inc.. The EDK is priced at $495.00 and includes Platform Studio 7.1i development tools, hardware and software IP support for MicroBlaze and PowerPC405, and the new MicroBlaze 4.0 customized soft processing core. To provide customers with a multitude of flexible purchasing and bundling options, Nu Horizons is also offering four additional hardware/software kits, when the initial EDK7.1i kit is purchased.
The Xilinx MicroBlaze 4.0 32-bit RISC "soft" processor core now operates at frequencies up to 200 MHz in Virtex-4 FPGAs, delivering a 25 percent increase in core performance compared to prior versions. This solution also includes a scaleable processor feature set providing designers with pre-built configuration options to match target application requirements. Designers can now choose greater mathematical accuracy and flexibility for their designs to fully customize performance without significant cost penalty, resulting in extended product life cycles and faster time to market.
"We know that delivering superior technical and design support for our Xilinx customers is critical," explains Athar Zafar, vice president of global engineering for Nu Horizons. "Nu Horizons is committed to providing comprehensive design options to meet a wide variety of engineering needs. Creating bundled software/hardware solutions are one way to make it easier for engineers to acquire the tools they need - quickly."
Nu Horizons' special bundled kits are available in four specific board options when purchasing the EDK 7.1i kit. Each respective kit includes: a development board, Xilinx Chipscope(TM) pro-evaluation CD, power supply, programming cable, Xilinx ISE(TM) Foundation software tools and reservation information to attend the Nu Horizons Embedded Design Workshop, featuring the new MicroBlaze 4.0.
Ordering part numbers and bundling pricing are as follows:
| Bundled Kit Name: || Item Number: || Suggested Resale: || Special Bundled Resale: |
|Spartan-3 400 Development Board || HW-AFX-SP3-400-DB-KIT || $3,508.95 || $1,941.50 |
|Spartan-3 1500 Development Board || HW-AFX-SP3-1500-DB-KIT || $3,708.95 || $2,141.50 |
|Spartan-3 2000 Development Board || HW-AFX-SP3-2000-DB-KIT || $3,758.95 || $2,191.50 |
|Virtex-4 401 Development Board || HW-V4-ML401-DB-KIT || $3,804.95 || $2,237.50 |
For additional information on kit availability and ordering (including the EDK 7.1i), board specifications and upcoming design training classes, please visit:
To attend the Nu Horizons Embedded Design Workshop, go to: http://www.nuhorizons.com/seminars/.
About Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is a leading global distributor of high technology active components, including analog, clock and timing devices, communications, computer products, discretes, flat panel display solutions, interface, logic, memory, microcontrollers and microprocessors, opto electronics and power, to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With sales facilities in thirty-seven locations across North America and Asia, and logistics centers in centralized locations throughout the globe, Nu Horizons partners with a limited number of best-in-class suppliers to provide in-depth product and solutions expertise to its customers. Information on Nu Horizons and its services is available at http://www.nuhorizons.com.
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as the level of business and consumer spending for electronic products, the amount of sales of the Company's products, the competitive environment within the electronic component industry, the ability of the Company to continue to expand its operations, the level of costs incurred in connection with the Company's expansion efforts and the financial strength of the Company's customers and suppliers. Investors are also directed to consider other risks and uncertainties discussed in documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.