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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).

CEC1702Q-B2 PIM

Part Number: MA990004

DM990013 and DM990013-BNDL are successful evaluation and development boards for the CEC1702 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4 Controller with Integrated Crypto Accelerators. These boards ship with one CEC1702Q-B2 Plug in Module (PIM). As customers evaluate the CEC1702 and develop their projects, they require the ability to program the OTP (one-time-programmable) memory in the CEC1702.  The CEC1702Q-B2 Plug-In-Module (PIM) is designed to mate with the CEC1x02 Development Boards (#DM990013 and #DM90013-BNDL) to enable customers to evaluate, develop and program all aspects of the CEC1702, including the OTP.

Benefits:
• CEC1702 secure boot provides a HW-based root of trust. This is a critical feature for customers concerned about protecting their brand and revenue stream from the adverse effects of a pre-boot or root security breaches. An immutable identity and a root of trust ensure that the firmware is untouched and hasn’t been corrupted
• Firmware update authentication: Verifying that firmware updates have not been corrupted and are from a trusted source
• Authentication of system critical commands: Attesting that any system-critical command is from a known source with authorization to make the given change, preventing potentially devastating actions
• Protection of secrets with encryption: Safeguarding code and data to prevent theft or malicious activities

The MEC1428 is an embedded controller designed for computing applications such as notebooks, tablets and single board computing platforms. The MEC1428 has a highly-configurable, mixed signal, advanced I/O controller architecture. The device incorporates a 32-bit MIPS32 M14K Microcontroller core with a closely-coupled SRAM for code and data. A secure boot-loader is used to download the custom firmware image from the system’s shared SPI Flash device, thereby allowing system designers to customize the device’s behavior.

The MEC1428 is one of the first embedded controllers to support both the Intel® Corporation’s new Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI) and the existing Low Pin Count interface (LPC). To ease the computing industry’s transition to the new interface and lower-voltage designs, Microchip’s MEC1428 provides a flexible arrangement that allows multiple I/O signals to be configured to support either 3.3V or 1.8V, reducing the system bill-of-materials cost by eliminating the need for external voltage translators. These features of the MEC1428 allow for a seamless migration of intellectual property (IP) reuse across multiple x86 computing platform architectures, such as Intel Atom™, Intel iCore™ and AMD-based systems.


The MEC1428 offers a software development system interface that includes a Trace FIFO Debug port, a host accessible serial debug port with a 16C550A register interface, a Port 80 BIOS Debug Port, and an In-circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) interface. The MEC1428 is supported by Microchip’s award winning MPLAB development tools including the MPLAB X32 Compiler and MPLAB REAL ICE in-circuit emulator, the ICD3 in-circuit debugger and the PICKit3.