The Internet of Things takes advantage of cloud-connected embedded systems. Cloud-connected embedded systems can be found in products all around you which include wearable fitness monitors, home security systems, home automation systems, garage door openers, industrial controls and more.
Microchip is proud to be a member of the Amazon Partner Network (APN) leveraging the AWS IoT service.
Amazon FreeRTOS is a microcontroller operating system that makes small, low-powered edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure and maintain. It provides everything needed to quickly and easily deploy a microcontroller-based connected device and develop an IoT application without having to worry about the complexity of scaling across millions of devices. Once connected, take advantage of all of the capabilities the cloud has to offer or continue processing data locally with AWS Greengrass.
Microchip’s Curiosity PIC32MZ EF development board can be used to develop Amazon FreeRTOS-based applications. The Curiosity board is a fully integrated 32-bit development platform which also includes two mikroBUS® expansion sockets, enabling designers to easily add additional capabilities.
AWS Greengrass is software that lets you run local compute, messaging, data caching and sync capabilities for connected devices in a secure way.
Microchip’s SAMA5D2 family offers full Greengrass compatibility in a low-power, small form factor microprocessor (MPU) targeted at industrial and long-life gateway and concentrator applications in harsh and physically insecure environments. The integrated security features and extended temperature allow the SAMA5D2 family to be deployed in physically insecure and harsh environments. The ATSAMA5D27C-D1G SiP contains the SAMA5D27 processor and 1 Gb DRAM, providing the recommended amount of memory required to run Greengrass in the same package as the processor. This SiP simplifies the PCB design, lowers the PCB layer count and solves the problem of long term DRAM availability.
The SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra board, which can be used for AWS Greengrass designs, is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the SAMA5D2 series of MPUs.
In IoT security, trust in the end node is critical. To solve the challenge, Microchip offers customers a tailored hardware-based authentication architecture to create a unique, trusted and protected device identity. Secure elements such as the ATECC508AMAHAW and the newer generation with the ATECC608A illustrate how a full certificate-based chain of trust is built using Just In Time Registration (JITR) and the Use Your Own Certificate (UYOC) functions from AWS IoT.
Additionally, the CryptoAuth Xplained Pro evaluation and development kit (ATCryptoAuth-XPRO-B) is an add-on board for rapid prototyping of secure solutions on the AWS IoT platform and is compatible with any Microchip Xplained or XplainedPro evaluation boards. The AT88CKECC-AWS-XSTK-B kit offers an all-in-one development solutions with re-architected firmware running FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M4 MCU (ATSAMG55), a Wi-Fi module (ATWINC1500) and the ATECC508AMAHAW, an upgrade with the ATECC608A is also available.