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  • Longer battery life (4µA sleep)
  • System agility through fast boot & wake up time
  • Hardware accelerators and Integrated Network IP stack
  • Largest MCU portfolio
  • Standalone MCU + Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi + BLE
  • Enhanced security solutions
  • In-house QA & Interoperability testing
  • Consumer market proven designs
  • 3rd Party testing
  • MCU / MPU based turn-key solutions
  • Reference designs
  • Cloud solutions

Our products comply to all major regulatory standards in the world, including recent evolutions such as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

Depending on your application requirements, Microchip offers 3 ways to add Wi-Fi connectivity to your design. 

Wi-Fi Standalone

  • MCU + Wi-Fi controller running all stacks
  • Optimal for small applications

Wi-Fi Network Controller

  • Wi-Fi core with integrated TCP/IP stack
  • Optimal for small applications

Wi-Fi Link Controller

  • Wi-Fi core
  • Partner with High level operation systems – MPU (Linux/Android)
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Microchip also offers a collection of chip-down Wi-Fi solutions - Contact sales for more information.

Wi-Fi Firmware


AT Wi-Fi

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
ATWINC1500
19.5.2 ATWINC15x0-MR210xB1952 3/13/2017 Latest Production Data Sheet
ATSAMW25
19.5.2 ATSAMW25H18-MR210PB1952 3/13/2017 Latest Production Data Sheet

RN Wi-Fi

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
RN1810
1.10 RN1810-I/RM110 8/05/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
RN1723
1.00 RN1723-I/RM100 6/15/2015 Latest Production Data Sheet
RN171
4.81 RN171-I/RM481 8/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
RN131
4.81 RN131C/RM481 8/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
4.81 RN131G-I/RM481 8/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
Legacy Firmware

RN Wi-Fi - Legacy

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
RN1810
RN1810 1.00 RN1810-I/RM100 02/25/2016 Available Release Notes
RN171
RN171 4.75 RN171-I/RM475 10/10/2015 Available Release Notes
RN171 4.41 RN171-I/RM441 10/30/2013 Available  
RN171 4.00 RN171-I/RM400 03/12/2013 Available  
 

MRF Wi-Fi

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
310C MRF24WG0MA-I/RM10C
MRF24WG0MB-I/RM10C
3/15/2014 Latest Production Release Notes

Wi-Fi® Development Tools

Start adding Wi-Fi connectivity to your application today. See below for a list of our latest Evaluation Kits and Reference Designs.

Click the red button for a complete list of Wi-Fi Development Tools.

Evaluation Kits
Tools Name Description
ATWINC1500-XPRO ATWINC1500 XPRO Extension Board  Part Number: ATWINC1500-XPRO
The ATWINC1500-XPRO is an extension board to the Xplained Pro evaluation platform that allows you to evaluate the ATWINC1500 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. 
ATWINC1500-XSTK ATWINC1500 Xplained Pro Starter Kit  Part Number: ATWINC1500-XSTK
The ATWINC1500-XSTK Xplained Pro starter kit is a hardware platform for evaluating the ATWINC1500 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.
 
 
 ATWINC1500 PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board ATWINC1500 PICtail / PICtail Plus Daughter Board  Part Number: AC164156
The WINC1500 PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration and development board for the WINC1510-MR210PB Wi-Fi network controller module. This daughter board has PICtail and PICtail Plus connectors to interface with a PIC microcontroller on development boards that support either PICtail or PICtail Plus interface. 
 SAMW25 Xplained Pro 2 SAM W25 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit  Part Number: ATSAMW25-XPRO
The SAM W25 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a wireless hardware platform to evaluate the ATSAMW25H18-MR510PB Wi-Fi Standalone module which is based on the ATWINC1500 SoC (System on Chip) combined with the ARM® Cortex - M0+ ATSAMD21G18A microcontroller. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the SAM W25 Wi-Fi Standalone module and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design.

Reference Design

Title Part Numbers Description
Wi-Fi Smart Plug Smart Plug Reference Design
  1. ATSMARTPLUG-US
  2. ATSMARTPLUG-EU
  3. ATSMARTPLUG-CN
The Smart Plug is a cloud-based IoT real-life application product that uses the SAM D21 MCU, ATWINC1500 Wi-Fi SoC and the ECC508A ultra-secure key storage memory. The device can turn on/off power from the main plug in three ways:
  1. On/off button
  2. Smart phone via an app and the plug’s Wi-Fi connection
  3. Scheduled on/off timing from the app