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Microchip Technology PIC-IoT WG Development Board

Microchip Technology’s PIC-IoT WG Development Board is a plug-and-play device that makes it easy to securely connect to the Google Cloud IoT Platform.

The board, which is based on the PIC24FJ256 MCU, features low-power hardware to support the development of battery-powered IoT devices. It offers extensive analog integration and Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power technology.  

Wireless connectivity is provided with the ATWINC1510 SmartConnect IoT Module, which is specifically optimized for low-power IoT applications. The module offloads all networking tasks from the PIC24F MCU and provides a secure socket connection and server authentication to the Google Cloud, so developers don’t need any networking, security, or encryption expertise.  

An ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication element manages public and private keys for secure communication. It’s pre-registered with the public Microchip sandbox account on the Google Cloud IoT platform, but can easily be unregistered and moved to a private account.

The hardware is paired with software and development tools that make the kit easy to use. Once connected to Wi-Fi, a preloaded demo immediately begins streaming data from on-board light and temperature sensors to the cloud and can be viewed on the PIC IoT web page.  

The MPLAB X IDE and Microchip Code Configurator include crypto authentication, cloud services, and other relevant libraries to simplify the development of custom code using the PIC-IoT WG development board. The board also includes a PICkt-on-board nano for easy programming and debugging, a LiPo charger and connector for battery-powered use, and a mikroBUS™ connector for adding Click boards™ to expand hardware functionality.

To learn more about Microchip’s PIC-IoT WG Development Board and how it can help you easily and securely connect devices to the cloud, visit


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