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IoT (Internet of Things) Development Board For Designing Secure, Google-Cloud-Connected Systems

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Microchip AVR-IoT WG Development Board - Create Smart, Secure Nodes for Google Cloud IoT

Microchip Technology announced their AVR-IoT WG Development Board, an Internet of Things (IoT) rapid prototyping system, which is part of an expanded partnership with Google Cloud, thus letting designers to prototype connected devices. The solution links an AVR microcontroller (MCU), a CryptoAuthentication secure element IC and a fully certified Wi-Fi network controller to provide a way to connect embedded applications. Once connected, Google Cloud IoT Core supports the collecting, processing and analyzing the data stream.

The AVR-IoT WG Development Board enables developers to add Google Cloud connectivity to new and existing projects using a free online portal at Once connected, developers can utilize Microchip’s rapid development tools, such as the MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) and the Atmel START software, to develop and debug in the cloud. The board combines smart, connected and secure devices to connect IoT devices to the cloud, including:

  • AVR microcontroller (MCU) with integrated peripherals: The ATmega4808 8-bit MCU brings the processing power of the AVR architecture with added sensing and actuation features. Using the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) lowers power consumption and renders performance in real-time for sensing and control applications.
  • Secure element to protect the root of trust in hardware: The ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication device provides a 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.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity to Google Cloud – The ATWINC1510 is an industrial-grade, fully certified IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IoT network controller that provides a connection to an MCU of choice via a flexible SPI interface.

Key Features

  • Go from out-of-the-box to cloud-connected in 30 seconds
  • On-board 8-bit MCU brings the processing power and simplicity of the AVR architecture with Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) which further decrease power consumption
  • Secure authentication with hardware-based private key storage
  • Easily connect your design without prior wireless design experience with the on-board Wi-Fi module
  • Rapidly generate code and develop your application with our robust ecosystem

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