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Wireless Connectivity Solutions
With the massive growth of the Internet of Things, wireless connectivity has never been more important. Quickly incorporate connectivity to your designs with wireless ICs, modules, software and development kits that make connecting effortless for your customers. Our comprehensive wireless portfolio has the technology to meet your range, data rate, interoperability, frequency and topology needs.
Wireless Connectivity Technologies
Why Microchip for Wireless Connectivity?
Firmware – We continually evolve product firmware to incorporate the latest security enhancements, improve product performance and deliver new features. Our firmware is developed and extensively tested in-house to ensure trouble-free operation. Learn more about our firmware here.
Security – Threats to your system are a primary concern for us. We prioritize firmware updates to ensure threats are eliminated quickly, allowing you to keep your designs connected and protected. Learn more about our security updates here.
Over-the-Air Updates – We built our Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and zigbee products to be field upgradable via Over-the-Air firmware updates, such as security patches, updates for better access point interoperability, feature enhancements and more, ensuring continued secure, robust operation.
Voice Activation – Have you dreamed of customers using their Alexa™ or Google Home™ device to control your application? Make it a reality with our evaluation kits and firmware.
Mobile App – From demonstration to productization, our mobile apps allow you to remotely control your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth application with free source code to jump start your own app.
Compliance – Our products are tested to standards of the Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG and LoRa Alliance to ensure interoperation with all other compliant devices and gateways.
Interoperability – We test our products in our own interoperability labs against hundreds of access points and with the latest mobile phones so that your product ultimately provides a seamless user experience for your customers.
Modules – Pre-certified, fully-tested modules provide a quick and easy way to get your product to market with little to no RF experience while saving you thousands of dollars by removing a majority of certification testing fees.
Hardware Design Guides – Use our guides to develop your design with confidence. Our design guides provide the building blocks to help you achieve agency certification.
Firmware Revision Control – To ensure you receive the exact product you designed with, we provide pre-programmed modules with Firmware (FW) versions as part of the orderable part number. Also, we publish recent firmware versions to our product pages, ensuring you can always recover the FW version you need.
Certifications – Our wireless modules are agency certified for use in many countries. Certifications are listed on the device product page. Learn more about our certifications here.
EOL Policy – Our customer-driven obsolescence policy means that as long as customers still want our products, we will continue to produce them. If your application has a long lifecycle, this can prevent costly re-designs often caused by a product being discontinued.
Reliability – We follow stringent qualification processes to ensure robust operation throughout the product lifetime, so that your customers can expect the same connectivity experience throughout the life of their device. For additional information on the testing of a particular wireless device, contact your local sales representative.
Support – Our wireless products are directly supported by our IDE for microcontrollers, and by Linux drivers for our microprocessors. You can find additional support for our wireless products via our forums, our knowledge base, our developer help, and our ticket system. Our support collateral can also help you find additional components for your design, including microcontrollers, memory, analog, timing solutions and more. Click here for the support page.