RS Components ships Microchip’s AVR Google Cloud development board

Distributor RS Components has announced the availability of Microchip’s AVR microcontroller IoT development board for Google Cloud. It is designed to enable engineers to achieve the fast prototyping of cloud-connected devices within minutes, adds the company.

Microchip’s AVR-IoT WG development board integrates the ATmega4808 AVR-based microcontroller, with a secure-element IC and a fully certified Wi-Fi network controller. The board works in conjunction with Google Cloud IoT Core, which offers an artificial intelligence and machine learning-based infrastructure in which is collects, processes and analyses data.

Developers can add cloud connectivity to a device via a free online portal at Microchip’s AVR devices are supported in the MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE), meaning that once an IoT device is connected to Google Cloud, engineers can develop and debug their application in the cloud using rapid development tools such as Microchip’s MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) or Atmel Start.

The AVR-IoT development board’s ATmega4808 processor is an eight-bit microcontroller that features core independent peripherals (CIPs) designed to deliver low power consumption. Sensing and actuation features make the board suitable fro real-time sensing and control applications.

An ATECC608A crypto-authentication IC delivers a trusted and protected identity for secure authentication of devices for the board. The crypto-authentication IC is delivered pre-registered on Google Cloud IoT Core and is ready for use with zero touch provisioning, claims Microchip. There is also a fully certified IEEE802.11-b/g/n IoT network controller, the ATWINC1510, which connects via an SPI.

Developers can use the board to create cloud-connected applications without requiring expertise in communications protocols, security or hardware compatibility, explains RS Components. In addition, they do not have to deal with security vulnerabilities or face the challenges generated with the use of large software frameworks and real time operating systems (RTOS).

The AVR-IoT WG development board (AC164160) is shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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