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Microchip Announces the Availability of Wi-Fi Software Development Kit with Apple HomeKit Support

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Neha Rastogi
Microchip technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions; has announced the availability of a fully-certified Wi-Fi Software Development Kit (SDK) WITH Apple HomeKit support. This SDK enables MFi licenses to create fast, low-power designs on the industry’s first hardware cryptography enabled Wi-Fi based development kit. 
 
This Wi-Fi SDK combines hardware cryptography suites within the CEC1702, a full-featured ARM® Cortex®-M4-based microcontroller (MCU), with the industry-proven WINC1510, a low-power 802.11 b/g/n certified Wi-Fi module. The hardware-based security engines within this Wi-Fi HomeKit solution greatly reduce system calculation times, resulting in a fast and friendly end-user experience.
 
Microchip Announces the Availability of Wi-Fi Software Development Kit with Apple HomeKit Support
Microchip Announces the Availability of Wi-Fi Software Development Kit with Apple HomeKit Support
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With the dramatic reduction in execution time for HomeKit commands, system reaction is accelerated for seamless consumer experiences such as instantly unlocking a front door. This reduced time of system activity enabled by the Wi-Fi SDK results in lower system power consumption. Power consumption of the Wi-Fi SDK, while performing critical commands such as pairing, is so low that it’s on par with Bluetooth® low energy-based systems while retaining the enhanced functionality of a Wi-Fi solution.
 
Owing to its hardware cryptography-enabled microcontroller, the Wi-Fi SDK offers unrivaled hardware security features. The CEC1702, a low-power but powerful, programmable 32-bit MCU offers security measures such as secure boot allowing equipment manufacturers to establish a hardware-based root of trust to protect against a security breach.
 
Developers can also leverage integrated security features such as easy-to-use encryption, authentication, private and public key capabilities and customer programming flexibility to minimize application risk. Additionally, the CEC1702 features 480 KB SRAM code plus data, which gives developers ample code space for the HomeKit protocol as well as their application-specific code.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The SecureIoT1702 development board is available for $99.99 each.
The CEC1702Q-B1-SX MCU is available in production volume for $2.60 each in 10,000 unit quantities.
The ATWINC1510 Wi-Fi module is available in production volume for $8.95 each in 10,000 unit quantities.
 
About Microchip Technology
 
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.