Arming Your Operating System

Unveiling OS Trends in Embedded Systems Survey Giveaway



Arming Your Operating System: Unveiling OS Trends in Embedded Systems survey giveaway (“Survey Giveaway”) is administered by, an Avnet Community (“Hackster” or “Administrator”) and sponsored by Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft” or “Sponsor”).


The Survey Giveaway is open only to persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who submit a valid Entry (as defined below) (“Entrant”)., Avnet and/or Microsoft employees and their immediate family members and/or persons living in the same household and any others engaged in the execution or administration of the Survey 

Giveaway are not eligible to participate. Survey Giveaway is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or other countries that are restricted for businesses based in the United States are not eligible to participate in the Survey Giveaway and will be disqualified. By entering, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of these Terms and the decision of the Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth.


Participation in the Survey Giveaway constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Terms and the decisions of the Administrator and Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. A purchase of any kind does not increase your chance of winning. These Official Rules and Terms will be posted online at:


Survey Giveaway will start at 10:00am Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 28, 2024 and end at 11:59pm PT on April 30, 2024 (the “Survey Giveaway Period”). Winners will be contacted May 3, 2024 (the "Winner Announcement Date").


Visit during the Survey Giveaway Period and fill out the survey form. Entrant must fill out the form in its entirety, including country of residence, zip code, name and email. Then, click the “SUBMIT” button in order to receive one (1) entry into the Survey Giveaway (“Entry”).

There is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than one entry by using multiple/different identities, email addresses, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified.

Any information in the submission included by an Entrant is deemed to be part of the Entry. Entrant gives Administrator, Sponsor, their designees, successors, assigns and licensees a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, process, publish, distribute, prepare derivative works of, transmit, analyze and otherwise use all or part of your Entry in any manner, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for advertising, promotional, marketing and other purposes, without further payment or consideration, notification or permission. If requested, Entrant will sign any documentation required for Administrator, Sponsor or their designees, successors, assignees and licensees to make use of the non-exclusive rights Entrant is granting to use the Entry.

No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, inaccurate, invalid, unintelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected submissions, all of which will be void.


Entrants are asked to submit information in a survey form accessed from On, or around the Winner Announcement Date, Administrator will randomly select (2) potential winners from among all eligible entries received during the Survey Giveaway Period. Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Survey Giveaway Period.

In the event that the prize winner is disqualified for any reason, even if the disqualified prize winner’s name may have been publicly announced, Administrator shall have no liability or obligation to such individual.

Administrator reserves the right not to award all Prizes if, in its sole discretion, it receives an insufficient number of eligible and qualified submissions. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Terms and Conditions.


A total of two (2) NXP i.MX8MPlus Cortex-A53 Edge AI Box Computers will be awarded to two (2) Entrants. The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the NXP i.MX8MPlus Cortex-A53 Edge AI Box Computer is $500 USD.

There is a limit of one (1) prize per Entrant, per household. Prize winners agree that all prizes are provided “as is”, and the Administrator makes no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding any prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of prizes is permitted, except at Administrator’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided in these Official Terms and Conditions. Administrator reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Administrator. Winning a prize constitutes permission for Administrator and its agencies to use prize winners' names, addresses (city & state/province/territory) in order to fulfill the prize, regardless if the prize is virtual or physical. The Administrator is responsible for any federal, state and local taxes necessary when shipping Prizes, if applicable.


All potential prize winners will be notified by email (the “Email Notification”). The Email Notification will be sent to the Prize Winners from Prize Winner must respond to the Email Notification within five (5) business days of such Email Notification sent, by providing contact and shipping information required for prize fulfillment. If: (a) a prize winner fails to respond to the Email Notification within five (5) business days of the Email Notification; (b) any Email Notification is returned as undeliverable; or (c) the Administrator determines, in its sole reasonable discretion, that the prize winner has breached these Terms and/or is not eligible in accordance with these Terms that prize winner will be disqualified, the prize will not be awarded. All prize winners consent to use of his/her name, video, biographical information, and submitted form information in advertising worldwide without additional compensation. All Prizes will be awarded approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks after receipt of the required information in Email Notification.


By participating in the Survey Giveaway and to the fullest extent permissible by law, Entrants and Prize Winners release the Administrator from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (but named or described) with respect to or arising out of participation in the Survey Giveaway, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the prizes awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage. By participating in the Survey Giveaway, Entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of the Administrator, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Administrator reserves the right permanently to disqualify any Entrant it reasonably believes has violated these Terms. Winning a prize constitutes permission for Administrator to use prize winners' names, survey form content, and/or videos for purposes of advertising and publicity, in connection with the Survey Giveaway, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Administrator may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Survey Giveaway or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, Administrator determines that the Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Survey Giveaway by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or the Administrator. If for any reason the Survey Giveaway cannot be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Survey Giveaway, then Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Survey Giveaway and randomly draw winners from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date.


By participating and to the fullest extent permissible by law, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Administrator, Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by winners, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of the Survey Giveaway as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Survey Giveaway-related activity or participation. All prizes offered “as is” and with no additional warranties.


If not stated otherwise in these Terms, personal information collected from Entrants about Entrants will be incorporated in computerized files belonging to the Administrator and used where applicable in accordance with the respective privacy policy and in accordance with all applicable data protection and privacy laws. Collection and use of Entrants' personal information in conjunction with participation in the Survey Giveaway shall be governed by the Administrator’s Privacy Policy, accessible at

By entering the Survey Giveaway, for the purposes of administering this Survey Giveaway, you:

(a) consent to the Administrator handling your entry and your personal information; and

(b) you grant the Sponsor all similar rights and authorizations that you have granted to the Administrator in these Terms.

This Survey Giveaway shall not be published without permission of the Administrator.