According to reports, Microchip and Google Cloud IoT jointly developed the AVR-IoT WG development board, which is the first development board that can directly link to the Google cloud platform, with built-in 8-bit MCU, providing low cost Plug-and-play IoT solution development solution with high security and cloud connectivity for enterprises.
The development board has built-in integrated peripherals cloud-connected AVR microcontrollers, using the ATmega4808’s 8-bit microcontroller to provide the processing power and simplicity of the AVR architecture single-chip microcontroller, enhancing advanced sensing and robust drive functions, and Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), which provide reliable computing performance for real-time sensors and control applications.
In terms of security, the ATECC608A encrypts the coprocessor device to provide a trusted and protected identity for each securely authenticated device. The ATECC608A device is pre-registered on the Google Cloud IoT Core for Zero Touch Provisioning at any time. The AVR-IoT WG also has good cloud connectivity, using the industrial-grade IoT network controller ATWINC1510, with a flexible SPI interface and a microcontroller connection.
The AVR-IoT WG development board allows developers to connect devices to the Cloud IoT Core and use Microchip’s free online portal to use Google Cloud Services in new or existing projects with a single click. After the AVR-IoT WG is connected to the Cloud IoT Core, developers can use the rapid development tools provided by Microchip, including the integrated development environment MPLAB Code Configurator, which can be used for C language development and cross-platform compilation, as well as a set of libraries Atmel START, which can help developers to integrate drivers and middleware.