Create secure connected applications in a single click

10:31 | 11/10/2018 Information Technology

(VEN) - Microchip’s new solution enables developers to easily deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices to Google Cloud IoT Core’s artificial intelligence and machine learning infrastructure.

Creating cloud-connected applications traditionally can require significant time and resources for embedded designers to develop necessary expertise in communications protocols, security and hardware compatibility. Developers often overcome these challenges with large software frameworks and Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), which results in increased development time, effort, cost and security vulnerabilities. Microchip Technology Inc. has announced a new IoT rapid development board as part of an expanded partnership with Google Cloud, enabling designers to prototype connected devices within minutes.

The solution combines a powerful AVR microcontroller (MCU), a CryptoAuthentication secure element IC and a fully certified 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.

The AVR-IoT 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 at www.AVR-IoT.com. 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, including:

Powerful AVR microcontroller (MCU) with integrated peripherals; secure element to protect the root of trust in hardware; wi-fi connectivity to Google Cloud.

Among the benefits of connecting devices to Google Cloud IoT Core’s infrastructure are the powerful data and analytics that enable designers to make better, smarter products. As part of the infrastructure, embedded designs can better take advantage of, and respond to, rapidly 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.”

Minh Ky