MCU applications to Google Cloud in minutes with new development board for cloud IoT

25-02-2019 | Microchip Technology | Semiconductors

Microchip has announced a new IoT rapid development board for Google Cloud IoT Core that combines a low-power PIC MCU, CryptoAuthentication secure element IC and fully certified Wi-Fi network controller. The solution offers an easy way to connect and secure PIC MCU-based applications, removing the added time, cost and security vulnerabilities that come with large software frameworks and RTOS. Once connected, Google Cloud IoT Core offers powerful data and analytics to help designers make better, smarter products.

As part of the company's extended partnership with Google Cloud, the PIC-IoT WG Development Board allows PIC MCU designers to simply add cloud connectivity to next-generation products using a free online porta. Once connected, developers can use the MCC rapid development tool to develop, debug and customise their application. The board joins smart, connected and secure devices to allow designers to build connected applications in minutes.

“Microchip continues to introduce new rapid development tools that enable PIC MCU designers to meet changing application requirements and create differentiated products,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s 8- and 16-bit MCU business units. “As designers add cloud connectivity and migrate their applications to the IoT, our PIC-IoT WG development board provides a simplified development process to bring designs to market quickly.”

“The PIC-IoT WG development board provides Google Cloud IoT customers another option to accelerate the development of cloud-connected applications, 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.”

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