Networked things range in complexity from the simplest environmental sensor to processing intensive devices. Microchip 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers enable these applications with lightweight communications stacks and an extensive mix of smart peripherals that operate independently of the core freeing up CPU. Paired with Microchip’s industry-leading eXtreme low power (XLP) and picoPower® technologies, PIC and AVR MCUs enable innovation in the Ethernet of Everything. With development support for nearly anything, Microchip’s Ethernet solutions build upon an established networking foundation, providing improved system performance, reduced latency, ease of installation, and scaling, as well as the option to incorporate Power over Ethernet (PoE) for single line power and communications.
Hybrid networks incorporate multiple networking technologies including wired, wireless, server management, and cloud connectivity. Microchip 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs are supported by MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC), a free software plug-in that provides a graphical interface to configure peripherals and functions specific to the customer's application and Atmel START. MCC is incorporated into Microchip's award-winning development environments, the down-loadable MPLAB X IDE, and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress IDE. START is a part of Microchip’s Atmel studio integrated development environment.
- Extensive 8-/32-bit PIC® and AVR® MCU product portfolio
- Autonomous analog and digital peripheral operation
- Flexible MAC/PHY options
- Easy Ethernet enablement (UDP, UDP + CoAP, TCPIP)
- Customizable response and control
- Human and sensor interface