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The Serial SuperFlash® Kit 2 allows evaluation of Microchip's Serial Flash Devices which are made using the SST SuperFlash® technology. The Serial SuperFlash Kit 2 contains three Serial Flash Daughter Boards. The Serial Flash Daughter Board is an evaluation board designed to interface with the mikroBUS™ connector on the Explorer 16/32 Development Board (DM240001-2). It can also interface with the PICtail™ Plus connector located on the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001).

Lightweight Mesh software stack is an easy to use proprietary low power wireless mesh network protocol. It has been designed to address the needs of a wide range of wireless connectivity applications, including:

  • Remote control
  • Alarms and security
  • Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)
  • Home and commercial building automation
  • Toys and educational equipment

The Lightweight Mesh software stackis designed to work with all IEEE 802.15.4 transceivers and SoCs. Currently the stack works with AVR-based MCUs, but given its extreme portability and low resource requirements, it can be run on almost any MCU.

Microchip's Smart Plug is a reference design targeting any secure Internet of Things (IoT) design. It contains all the core functionality required for a secure Internet-connected product. The Smart Plug is a Wi-Fi-enabled power plug that can be controlled in three ways: locally using the capacitive touch button, using a mobile App with Wi-Fi connection (with or without cloud), or using on/off timing scheduled via a mobile App. The design is based on the ATSAMW25 module, as well as an ECC508A crypto device for ARM® Cortex®-M0+ microcontroller (MCU) processing, Wi-Fi connection, CryptoAuthentication™ with ultra-secure hardware-based key storage and QTouch® capacitive touch buttons. It also features the ATM90E26 device, which is a sensor for energy metering functions. Three models are available: US, EU and Chinese versions.

This design targets a cloudless version, which allows control of the unit through a local Wi-Fi network. Two other firmware variants are available: One with cloud integration for the worldwide markets using the Cloud by Proximetry solution, and one for the Chinese market using the JD Smart Cloud solution. Note that all hardware options support all versions of the firmware.
Microchip's Smart Plug is a reference design targeting any secure Internet of Things (IoT) design. It contains all the core functionality required for a secure Internet-connected product. The Smart Plug is a Wi-Fi-enabled power plug that can be controlled in three ways: locally using the capacitive touch button, using a mobile App with Wi-Fi connection (with or without cloud), or using on/off timing scheduled via a mobile App. The design is based on the ATSAMW25 module, as well as an ECC508A crypto device for ARM® Cortex®-M0+ microcontroller (MCU) processing, Wi-Fi connection, CryptoAuthentication™ with ultra-secure hardware-based key storage and QTouch® capacitive touch buttons. It also features the ATM90E26 device, which is a sensor for energy metering functions. Three models are available: US, EU and Chinese versions.

This design targets a cloudless version, which allows control of the unit through a local Wi-Fi network. Two other firmware variants are available: One with cloud integration for the worldwide markets using the Cloud by Proximetry solution, and one for the Chinese market using the JD Smart Cloud solution. Note that all hardware options support all versions of the firmware.
Microchip's Smart Plug is a reference design targeting any secure Internet of Things (IoT) design. It contains all the core functionality required for a secure Internet-connected product. The Smart Plug is a Wi-Fi-enabled power plug that can be controlled in three ways: locally using the capacitive touch button, using a mobile App with Wi-Fi connection (with or without cloud), or using on/off timing scheduled via a mobile App. The design is based on the ATSAMW25 module, as well as an ECC508A crypto device for ARM® Cortex®-M0+ microcontroller (MCU) processing, Wi-Fi connection, CryptoAuthentication™ with ultra-secure hardware-based key storage and QTouch® capacitive touch buttons. It also features the ATM90E26 device, which is a sensor for energy metering functions. Three models are available: US, EU and Chinese versions.

This design targets a cloudless version, which allows control of the unit through a local Wi-Fi network. Two other firmware variants are available: One with cloud integration for the worldwide markets using the Cloud by Proximetry solution, and one for the Chinese market using the JD Smart Cloud solution. Note that all hardware options support all versions of the firmware.

The ATWILC1000-SD evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATWILC1000-MR110PB module. The ATWILC1000-SD is based on the SmartConnect WILC1000, an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IoT link controller module. It is the ideal add-On to existing MCU solutions bringing WiFi through UART or SPI/SDIO-to-WiFi interface. The WILC1000 connects to any AVR or SMART MCU with minimal resource requirements. The WILC1000 most advanced mode is a single stream 1x1 802.11n mode providing up to 72 Mbps PHY throughput. WILC1000 features fully integrated Power Amplifier, LNA, Switch and Power Management. The WILC1000 provides multiple peripheral interfaces including UART, SPI, SDIO and I2C. The only external clock source needed for the WILC1000 is a high-speed crystal or oscillator with a wide variety of reference clock frequencies supported (between 12 32 MHz).

The ATWINC1500-XPRO is an extension board to the Xplained Pro evaluation platform. The ATWINC1500-XPRO extension board allows you to evaluate the ATWINC1500 low cost, low power 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi network controller module. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the ATWINC1500 and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design.

The ATWINC1500-XSTK Xplained Pro starter kit is a hardware platform for evaluating the ATWINC1500 low cost, low power 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi network controller module. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the ATWINC1500 and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design. The Xplained Pro series of evaluation kits include an on-board Embedded Debugger, and no external tools are necessary to program or debug the SAMD21 host MCU that drives the ATWINC1500. The Xplained Pro extension kits offer additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom designs.

The chipKIT™ WiFi Shield is an interface board designed for use with the chipKIT line of microcontroller boards such as the Uno32™, uC32™, or Max32™. The chipKIT line is a family of microcontroller boards based on the high performance Microchip PIC32 family of microcontrollers.

The WiFi Shield makes use of the Microchip MRF24WB0MA WiFi module and provides chipKIT microcontroller boards the ability to connect to and communicate via IEEE 802.11 compatible wireless networks.

The WiFi Shield is intended for use with the Digilent network libraries, DNETcK and DWIFIcK, available for free download from the Digilent web site. These libraries make use of, and include a custom version of the Microchip Applications Library licensed from Microchip.

The WiFi Shield also provides a micro-SD card connector for use with micro-SD flash memory cards. The chipKIT MPIDE SD library can be used to read/write files stored on the micro-SD card.
The Microchip TCP/IP Stack provides a foundation for embedded network applications by handling most of the interaction required between the physical network port and your application. It includes modules for several commonly used application layers, including HTTP for serving web pages, SMTP for sending e-mails, SNMP for providing status and control, Telnet, TFTP, Serial-to-Ethernet and much more. In addition, the stack includes light-weight and high-performance implementations of the TCP and UDP transport layers, as well as other supporting modules such as IP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, and DNS.

Microchip offers a free licensed TCP/IP stack optimized for the PIC18, PIC24, dsPIC33 and PIC32 microcontroller families. The stack is divided into multiple layers, where each layer accesses services from one or more layers directly below it. As specifications, many of the TCP/IP layers are “live”, in the sense that they not only act when a service is requested, but also when events like time-out or new packet arrival occurs.

The TCP/IP stack is modular in design and written in the 'C' programming language. It follows the TCP/IP (Internet) protocol suite. The stack currently supports the TCP and UDP transport layer modules, the IPv4 (and part of the ICMP) Internet Layer modules, the ARP link layer modules, and a variety of application layer modules. Most of the Media Access Control link layer functionality is provided by the hardware MAC/PHY chips used with the stack.
The MiWi™ Protocol to Wi-Fi® Wireless Demo kit allows developers to evaluate and experiment with MiWi protocol to Wi-Fi gateway solutions.  The kit includes a Wireless Evaluation Board with both the MiWi protocol and Wi-Fi transceivers.  The kit also includes two MiWi Demo Boards to create a three node MiWi protocol network.

The Wireless Evaluation Board can be connected to a client device, such as a laptop or a mobile phone, using the Wi-Fi network.  Based on the application running on the MiWi protocol nodes, the information exchanged can be displayed on the client device.  To learn more about MiWi wireless protocol, please visit www.microchip.com/MiWi.  To learn more about Wi-Fi solutions, please visit www.microchip.com/WiFi.

The Modulo-2 Powered by the Afero Cloud, is an IoT development kit that connects any Microchip microcontroller (MCU) with an XPRO interface to the Afero Modulo-2 IoT reference design board. The kit provides easy and rapid firmware development, connecting IoT applications to the Afero Cloud over the ATWINC3400 Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth® low energy technology combo chip and the ARM® Cortex®-M4 based ATSAMG55 microcontrolller.

The is a true end-to-end IoT security solution. Certificates and provisioning are all managed and taken care of by the Afero Cloud. Credentials are safely stored and protected in the pre-provisioned ATECC508A CryptoAuthentication device and well isolated from the user's application.

After setting up an Afero account, the user onboards the Modulo-2 hardware by scanning the associated QR code via the Afero mobile app, available from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. It allows the designer to concentrate on the system design and decreases the complexity of security and wireless architectures.

The Modulo-2 can operate either within the socketed environment of the adapter board or, with minimal programming, autonomously. The Afero Modulo-2 board gives you a simple and easy-to-use IoT reference design.

To learn more, check out this Video about building a mouse trap. 

The Wi-Fi G PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Wi-Fi connectivity using PIC microcontrollers and the MRF24WG0MA module.  This product is compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001), PICDEM.net2 Development Board (DM163024) and PIC32 Starter Kit (DM320001) with I/O Expansion Board (DM320002).

The TCP/IP stack and demo applications can be downloaded from www.microchip.com/harmony
The MRF24WN0MA Wi-Fi PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Wi-Fi connectivity using PIC microcontrollers and the MRF24WN0MA module. This product is compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001) and PIC32 Starter Kit (DM320001) with I/O Expansion Board (DM320002).

The TCP/IP stack and demo applications can be downloaded from www.microchip.com/harmony
The Multimedia Expansion Board (MEB) provides PIC32 Starter Kit,dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit or PIC24E USB Starter Kit users with an integrated-yet flexible-solution for the development of high-impact user interfaces. The board comes with a 3.2 color TFT touch-screen QVGA display, an onboard FCC-certified W-iFi® module, a 24-bit stereo audio code, a three-axis accelerometer, a joystick and a microSD®®™ memory card slot. Simply connect any DM320001, DM320003-2, DM320004, DM330012 and DM240012 Starter Kit to the MEB and you're ready to develop, program and debug code for the user interface features. Demo software for the MEB can be downloaded using the links below and is also contained within the Microchip Application Library, including software for the joystick, accelerometer, CPLD and more.

Connect
  • Attach any PIC32, dsPIC33E or PIC24E Starter Kit (required)
  • Power via USB through the starter kit, or external 9V supply
View
  • Fast High Color Images
  • Localized Fonts
  • Visual Prompts and buttons
Listen
  • 24-bit Stereo Audio
  • Speex Voice Playback
  • MP3 Music
Interact
  • Touch Screen Buttons
  • 8 position Joystick with Fire button
  • 3 Axis Orientation / Acceleration
Network
  • FCC Certified Wi-Fi™
  • 10/100 Ethernet via PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit
The RN-131-EK is an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi evaluation kit for the RN131 module that can be used to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications.  It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL/UART interface.  The board also includes 2 convenient push buttons for controlling both SoftAP and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode without software configuration.  The status LEDs and jumpers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems.

The RN-131-EK supports the evaluation of projects planning to use the RN131 module.  The RN131 module incorporates a 2.4 GHz radio, processor, full TCP/IP stack, real-time clock, and supports the FTP client, DHCP, DNS, and HTML client protocols.  The module supports ad hoc and infrastructure networking modes along with SoftAP mode.

The RN131 module is programmed and controlled from a console with a simple ASCII command language.  Once the configuration is set up, the module can automatically scan to find an access point, associate, authenticate, and connect over any Wi-Fi network.  Additionally, the module can automatically wake up, send data to a remote host, and go back to a low-power sleep state.

The RN-131-PICtail™/ PICtail Plus Daughter Board allows customers to easily develop Wi-Fi applications using Microchip’s 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers.  Includes a fully integrated TCP/IP stack allowing for a simple serial to Wi-Fi connection to the microcontroller.

Also see RN-171-PICtail
The RN-171-EK is an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi evaluation kit for the RN171 module that can be used to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications. It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL/UART interface. The board includes 2 convenient push buttons for controlling both SoftAP and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode without software configuration. The status LEDs and jumpers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems.

The RN-171-EK can be powered by both a USB cable (included in the kit) or batteries. The board contains a battery boost circuit which makes it possible to power the board using two AAA batteries (the input voltage can go down to 2.0 V DC when using the battery boost circuit). The battery boost circuit makes the RN-171-EK perfect for battery powered applications such as sensors, data acquisition systems, controllers, etc.
The RN-1723-EK is an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi evaluation kit for the RN1723 module that can be used to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications. It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL/UART interface. The board includes 2 convenient push buttons for controlling both SoftAP and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode without software configuration. The status LEDs and jumpers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems.

The RN-1723-EK can be powered by both a USB cable (included in the kit) or batteries. The board contains a battery boost circuit which makes it possible to power the board using two AAA batteries (the input voltage can go down to 2.0 V DC when using the battery boost circuit). The battery boost circuit makes the RN-1723-EK perfect for battery powered applications such as sensors, data acquisition systems, controllers, etc.
The RN1723 Development Board provides a platform to evaluate Microchip’s RN1723 module for low-power client applications.  The development kit comes with the RN1723 Development Board, which is pre-loaded with demonstration software that enables users to explore the features of the RN1723 IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi® module.

The development board is also expandable through a PICtail™ expansion interface that enables users to extend its functionality by adding various sensor/transceiver expansion boards.

RN1723 Development Board is a great tool that demonstrates how to easily enable IoT applications with the RN1723 module.  The RN1723 Development Board incorporates the main components and features that make connecting to and transmitting data to a Web-based server, a straightforward process for designers.
Based on Microchip's new low power IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi module the RN1810, the RN1810 PICtail™/ PICtail Plus Daughter Board allows customers to easily develop Wi-Fi applications using Microchip’s 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers.  The kit includes a fully integrated TCP/IP stack allowing for a simple serial to Wi-Fi connection to the microcontroller.  The board features a USB interface for easy plug-and-play development with a PC.  The board is also compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001), PICDEM.net2 Development Board (DM163024) and PIC32 Starter Kit (DM320001) with I/O Expansion Board (DM320002).

RN-XV-EK1

Part Number: RN-XV-EK1

The RN-XV-EK1 is an evaluation kit for the RN171XV series of modules.  The RN171XV module is a certified Wi-Fi solution especially designed for customers who want to migrate their existing 802.15.4 architecture to a standard TCP/IP based platform without having to redesign their existing hardware. 

The RN-XV-EK1 board connects to a PC via a standard USB cable (included in the kit), and provides 2 push button switches to control WPS mode and to reset the module.
The RN-XV-RD2 is a dual relay I/O reference design that demonstrates the RN171XV series of Wi-Fi modules.  This convenient reference design includes a USB cable that connects directly from the board to a PC for programming the module over the UART.  The board has 2 relays capable of switching up to 240 volts and multiple push buttons for reset, ad hoc/WPS mode, and AP mode.  Also includes status LEDs and jumpers for quickly and easily evaluating the RN171XV series of modules.
The SAMW25 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a wireless hardware platform to evaluate the ATSAMW25H18-MR510PB Wi-Fi module which is based on the industry - leading low - power 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi ATWINC1500 SoC (System on Chip) combined with the ARM® Cortex - M0+ ATSAMD21G18A microcontroller. Supported by the Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the ATSAMW25H18-MR510PB Wi-Fi module and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design.

The Xplained Pro MCU series evaluation kits include an on-board Embedded Debugger and no external tools are necessary to program or debug the ATSAMW25H18-MR510PB Wi-Fi module. The Xplained Pro extension kits offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom designs.
Microchip’s DM182023 development kit gives embedded software developers access to a comprehensive set of open source tools for use with Exosite’s advanced cloud-based IoT PLATFORM, enabling them to fast-track their IoT initiatives.
The connectivity the Exosite IoT platform is ensured by an MRF24WG0 Wi-Fi module, agency certified IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi radio transceiver module. The MRF24WG0MA has an integrated PCB antenna, matching circuitry, and supports Wi-Fi with the free TCP/IP protocol stack. The micro-controller at the heart of this kit is a PI32MX 32-bit controller.
The Microchip WCM is the first product to be certified as ExositeReady™ which certifies that a production ready port of the ExositeReady™ Embedded SDK is available and ready for use in your application.
The Wi-Fi® G Demo Board is a compact demonstration platform for customers to easily evaluate and configure Microchip’s new MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi module. The demo board is a fully-functional standalone web server powered by 2 AAA batteries. It comes with a PIC32 pre-programmed with the Microchip TCP/IP stack, connected to an onboard, fully-certified MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi module.

The Wi-Fi G Demo Board Offers:
  • Schematics
  • Complete applications compliant with Microchip TCP/IP reference source code library
  • Reference application source code

This product is no longer available for sale. 

The ATWILC3000-SHLD evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATWILC3000-MR110CA module. The ATWILC3000 is a single chip IEEE 802.11 b/g/n RF/Baseband/MAC link controller with support for BLE 4.0. The ATWILC3000 supports single stream 1x1 802.11n mode providing up to 72 Mbps throughput. The ATWILC3000 features fully-integrated Power Amplifier, LNA, Switch and Power Management. Implemented in 65nm CMOS technology, the ATWILC3000 offers very low power consumption while simultaneously providing high performance and minimal bill of materials. The ATWILC3000 utilizes highly optimized 802.11-Bluetooth coexistence protocols and provides multiple peripheral interfaces including UART, SPI, I2C, and SDIO. The only external clock sources needed for the ATWILC3000 is a high-speed crystal or oscillator with a wide range of reference clock frequencies supported (14-40 MHz) and a 32.768 kHz clock for sleep operation.

The WINC1500 PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration and development board for the WINC1510-MR210PB certified Wi-Fi module. This daughter board has PICtail and PICtail Plus connectors to interface with a PIC microcontroller on the development boards that supports either PICtail or PICtail Plus interface.The daughter board can be plugged into multiple Microchip Technology demonstration and development boards. For example, the daughter board is appropriate for 8-bit microcontroller development using the PIC18 Explorer board or for 16-bit microcontroller development using Explorer 16 Development Board.

The ATWINC3400-XPRO evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the WINC3400-MR210CA module. The WINC3400 is an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/BLE4.0 IoT network controller SoC. It is the ideal add-on to existing MCU solutions bringing Wi-Fi and BLE Network capabilities through SPI-to-Wi-Fi interface. The WINC3400 connects to any PIC or SAM MCU with minimal resource requirements. The WINC3400's most advanced mode is a single stream 1x1 802.11n mode providing up to 72 Mbps PHY throughput. The WINC3400 features fully-integrated Power Amplifier, LNA, Switch and Power Management. It also features an on-chip microcontroller and integrated flash memory for system software with built in coexistence mechanism for concurrent Wi-Fi & BLE functionality. The only external clock source needed for the WINC3400 is a high-speed crystal or oscillator running at 26 MHz. The WINC3400 is available in a QFN package or as a fully certified module.

The ATWINC3400-XSTK evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the WINC3400-MR210CA module. The WINC3400 is an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/BLE4.0 IoT network controller SoC. It is the ideal add-on to existing MCU solutions bringing Wi-Fi and BLE Network capabilities through SPI-to-Wi-Fi interface. The WINC3400 connects to any PIC or SAM MCU with minimal resource requirements. The WINC3400's most advanced mode is a single stream 1x1 802.11n mode providing up to 72 Mbps PHY throughput. The WINC3400 features fully-integrated Power Amplifier, LNA, Switch and Power Management. It also features an on-chip microcontroller and integrated flash memory for system software with built in coexistence mechanism for concurrent Wi-Fi & BLE functionality. The only external clock source needed for the WINC3400 is a high-speed crystal or oscillator running at 26 MHz. The WINC3400 is available in a QFN package or as a fully certified module.