Microchip Technology has announced a new IoT rapid development board as part of an enlarged partnership with Google Cloud, allowing designers to prototype connected devices within minutes. The solution combines a powerful AVR MCU, a CryptoAuthentication secure element IC and a fully certified Wi-Fi network controller to offer a simple and effective way to connect embedded applications. Once connected, Google Cloud IoT Core makes it simple to collect, process and analyze data to inform decisions at scale.
The AVR-IoT WG Development Board provides developers with the capability to add Google Cloud connectivity to new and existing projects with a single click using a free online portal at www.AVR-IoT.com. Once connected, developers can utilise the company’s rapid development tools, MCC and Atmel START, to develop and debug in the cloud. The board merges smart, connected and secure devices to allow designers to swiftly connect IoT designs to the cloud.
“Designing secure, cloud-connected systems does not have to be an exhaustive process, and our expanded offerings with Google Cloud provide a simplified development process to bring IoT designs to market quickly,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s 8-bit MCU business unit. “Because the board is supported by both MCC and Atmel START, designers can accelerate development using their preferred tool.”
Among the advantages of connecting devices to the IoT Core’s infrastructure are the powerful data and analytics that allow designers to make better, smarter products. As part of the infrastructure, embedded designs can take advantage of, and respond to, fast-changing conditions across many sensor nodes.
“Microchip’s solutions enable Google Cloud IoT customers to build or migrate their applications with speed and scale, without compromising on security,” said Antony Passemard, head of product management for Google Cloud IoT. “Combined with Google Cloud Platform’s network infrastructure and Google’s IoT services, the simplicity of the board makes powerful analytics tools and unique machine learning capabilities accessible to anyone.”