PIC microcontrollers (MCU) are at the heart of millions of embedded applications. As developers migrate next-generation PIC MCU-based applications to the cloud, Wi-Fi module, and CryptoAuthentication secure element IC, the PIC-IoT WG Development Board offers an ideal launching point for virtually all Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications.
Microchip Technology Inc has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) rapid development board for Google Cloud IoT Core that combines a low-power PIC® microcontroller (MCU), CryptoAuthentication™ secure element IC and fully certified Wi-Fi® network controller to help to accelerate the development of these applications. The development board is suitable for applications including wireless sensors, intelligent lighting systems and other smart home devices.
The solution provides an easy way to connect and secure PIC MCU-based applications, removing the added time, cost and security vulnerabilities that come with large software frameworks and Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS). Once connected, Google Cloud IoT Core provides powerful data and analytics to help designers make better, smarter and more efficient products.
The Microchip PIC-IoT WG Development Board, available from Mouser Electronics, enables developers to migrate next-generation PIC microcontroller-based applications to the cloud.
The PIC-IoT WG Development Board enables PIC MCU designers to easily add cloud connectivity to next-generation products using a free online portal at www.PIC-IoT.com which is as part of Microchip’s extended partnership with Google Cloud. The device’s low-power PIC24FJ microcontroller is ideal for real-time sensing and control applications, battery-operated, with Core Independent Peripherals supporting complex performance with minimal code and power consumption.
The ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication device provides a trusted and protected identity for each device that can be securely authenticated. ATECC608A devices come pre-registered on Google Cloud IoT Core and are ready for use with zero-touch provisioning. The Microchip ATWINC1510 module is a single-band, 2.4 GHz IoT network controller that offers easy Wi-Fi connectivity to Google Cloud.
The PIC-IoT WG development board is supported by the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MCC rapid prototyping tool. The board is compatible with more than 450 MikroElektronika Click boards™ that expand sensors and actuator options. And access to online portal will be available for developers who purchase the kit for immediate visualization of their sensors’ data being published. Supported by complete board schematics and demo code, the PIC-IoT WG development board helps get customers to market quickly with differentiated IoT end products.
Pricing and Availability
The PIC-IoT WG Development Board (AC164164) is available in volume production now for $29 each. To purchase this products contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners. For additional information, contact a Microchip sales representative, authorized worldwide distributor or visit Microchip’s website.