Press Releases


RS Components introduces new easy-to-connect cloud IoT development board from Microchip

Linking to Google’s Cloud IoT Core, PIC-microcontroller-based board is ideal for creating secure and low-power cloud-connected designs

London, UK, 24 April 2019:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today announced availability of a new development board that makes it easy for engineers to create secure cloud-connected designs.

The new PIC-IoT WG development board (AC164164) from Microchip offers a simple way to develop PIC® microcontroller-based applications and connect them to the Google Cloud IoT Core platform, which delivers the ability to collect, process and analyse data in real time.

In conjunction with Cloud IoT Core, the board is ideal for developing embedded applications for a range of use cases such as smart home and cities applications, in the healthcare sector, in intelligent lighting systems, or in sensor-based process and control automation solutions for Industry 4.0.

A major attraction will be potential savings in time and cost, as well as the security vulnerabilities that can come with large software frameworks and real-time operating systems (RTOS), enabling engineers that are not experts in networking or security to get their applications up and running quickly.

Along with a powerful, yet low-power, 16-bit PIC24F microcontroller that comes with core-independent peripherals, the board integrates the MCU with the advanced ATECC608A cryptographic secure-element coprocessor, a light and temperature sensor, and a fully certified industrial-grade IEEE802.11b/g/n IoT network controller module, which is easy to connect to a microcontroller via the SPI interface.

The PIC MCU delivers 16 MIPS operation running at 32MHz and offers 128KB of ECC flash memory, extendable to 256KB, and 16KB of RAM. The board’s low-power operation, in particular, makes it ideal for battery-operated, real-time sensing and control applications.

Shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, the Microchip PIC-IoT WG development board is supported by the MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) rapid prototyping tool.

-Ends-

About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, IESA and Monition are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/.


Editorial Contacts
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager - Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com

PR Agency Contact
Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
janice.fenton@publitek.com
+44 (0)1225 470000

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @designsparkRS

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components

www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark

www.rs-online.com/designspark

Electrocomponents plc

www.electrocomponents.com