Microcontrollers Designed For Wi-Fi IoT Applications

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The new integrated platform from Atmel will provide the IoT designers confidence of attaining longer battery life with secure data transfer on cloud. Addressing the rapid growth of the IoT market, this new platform combines Atmel’s proven ultra-low power SAM G series of MCUs, designed for wearable and sensor hub management, and Atmel’s secure ultra-low power SmartConnect WILC1000 Wi-Fi solution with MXCHIP’s leading MiCO IoT OS for next-generation IoT applications. Atmel01

According to the Atmel release, “Targeting the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market for battery-operated devices, Atmel’s ultra-low power SMART SAM G ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs and its SmartConnect WILC1000 Wi-Fi offer the desired solution. The WILC1000 is a family of self-contained, low-power SoC and certified module, bringing wireless Internet connectivity to any embedded design. These integrated SoC and modules offer the ideal solutions for designers interested in integrating Wi-Fi connectivity to their embedded design. The WILC1000 is an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IoT link controller SoC and brings Wi-Fi and network capabilities through UART, SDIO or SPI-to-Wi-Fi interface. Available in a QFN or WLCSP package, the WILC1000 features fully integrated power amplifier, LNA, switch and power management. The only external clock source required for the WILC1000 is a high-speed crystal or oscillator with a wide variety of reference clock frequencies supported (between 12 – 32 MHz).”

On the other side, MXCHIP’s MiCO IoT operating system (OS), serves a full range of smartdevice developers for IoT applications. The release states that the MiCO (Micro-controller based Internet Connectivity Operating System) is an operating system that runs on a 32-bit MCU with middleware for IoT equipment and smarthardware applications, featuring highly efficient, secure, stable, low power and upward compatible features. Further with MiCO OS, developers can simplify their development process in their smarthardware development, lowering overall software development and maintenance costs, as well as bringing products faster to market, mentions the release.

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