The board gives developers the ability to add Google Cloud connectivity to new and existing projects with a single click using a free online portal.
Microchip Technology Inc. in partnership with Google Cloud has come up with a new Internet of Things (IoT) rapid development board that will enable designers to prototype connected devices within minutes.
The board has an AVR microcontroller (MCU), a CryptoAuthentication secure element IC and a Wi-Fi network controller to provide a simple and effective way to connect embedded applications. Once connected, Google Cloud IoT Core makes it easy to collect, process and analyse data to inform decisions at scale.
Create secure connected applications in a single click
The AVR-loT WG development board gives developers the ability to add Google Cloud connectivity to new and existing projects with a single click using a free online portal.
Once connected, developers can use Microchip’s rapid development tools, MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) and Atmel START, to develop and debug in the cloud. The board combines smart, connected and secure devices to enable designers to quickly 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, 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,” he maintained.
Antony Passemard, Head of Product Management for Google Cloud IoT, further explained that 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.