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Microchip unveils Trust&GO Wi-Fi 32-bit MCU module

Microchip has announced a Wi-Fi microcontroller (MCU) module delivering Trust&GO-enabled verifiable identity.

Intended for developers designing secure IIoT systems, the highly integrated WFI32E01PC is a Trust&GO secured platform-enabled Wi-Fi MCU module that is pre-provisioned for cloud platforms.

The module is compliant to Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) specification and fully certified with the following world regulatory agencies: Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC) and European Radio Equipment Directive (RED). The Trust&GO platform streamlines the process of network authentication using secure element technology, which is preconfigured and pre-provisioned for cloud authentication.

According to Microchip, unlike existing devices, the technology includes a premium PIC32 MCU core, rich peripherals and a proven hardware security platform – enabling it not only to provide Wi-Fi but also to serve as a powerful MCU core for the entire IIoT system.

“With increasing attacks, traditional software data encryption is no longer sufficient to protect transmitted data. Devices need a hardcoded, verifiable, trustable identity to securely connect to the cloud,” said Steve Caldwell, vice president of Microchip’s wireless solutions business unit. “This is the first secure, pre-provisioned MCU with Wi-Fi that is shipped factory direct or through distribution."

In addition to industrial applications, the WFI32E01PC is designed for home automation devices, computing and consumer devices.

The WFI32E01PC is supported by the PIC32MZW1 Curiosity Board. Microchip offers several options for software and hardware support. Software support includes Microchip’s MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB Harmony v3 embedded software development framework.

Supporting tools include the on-board debugger and in-circuit serial programming header for MPLAB Snap, MPLAB PICkit 4 or MPLAB ICD 4 external programmer/debuggers.


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Neil Tyler

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