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Wi-Fi Network Controller

Depending on your application requirements, Microchip offers two series of network controllers, the 'WINC' and 'RN' Series, that are designed for easily adding Wi-Fi connectivity to your design.

Network-Controller-[Wifi-TRansceiver]

WINC Series: WINC1500

  • Fully-certified 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi solution
  • Extreme low power
  • Compact footprint
    • SoC: 5 x 5 mm QFN
    • Module: 21.5 x 14.5 x 2.1 mm
  • Operating Voltage: 3.0 to 4.2
  • SPI Host Interface
  • Security protocols supported – WPA/WPA2 Personal, TLS, SSL
  • Network services – DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP (IPv4), UDP, HTTP, HTTP
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WINC Series Target Applications:

  • Internet of Things 
  • Battery-powered devices
  • Smart appliances
  • Healthcare
  • Home automation
  • Consumer electronics
  • Industrial automation

RN Series: RN1810

  • Fully-certified 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi solution
  • Extreme low power
  • Compact footprint: 17.8 x 26.7 x 2.2 mm (module)
  • Operating Voltage: 3.15 to 3.45
  • UART interface
  • Security protocols supported – WPA/WPA2 Personal, TLS, SSL
  • Network services – IPv4/IPv6, TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, ICMP, ARP, HTTP, FTP, SNTP, and SSL/TLS
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RN Series Target Applications:

  • Internet of Things 
  • Battery-powered devices
  • Asset tracking
  • Remote equipment monitoring
  • Industrial sensors and controls
  • Home automation

Network Controller Products

Device Description
ATWINC1500 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IOT network controller SoC
RN1810 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IOT network controller module
RN1723 IEEE 802.11 b/g IOT network controller module with RF Pad
RN171 IEEE 802.11 b/g IOT network controller module with RF Pad
RN131 IEEE 802.11 b/g IOT network controller module with chip antenna
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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.

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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

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