The Wi-Fi Comm Demo Board from Microchip Technology Inc. combines Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family with its low-power MRF24WB0MA agency-certified, IEEE 802.11, embedded Wi-Fi radio transceiver module. Microchip also provides a free and full-featured TCP/IP stack, which is available for download at http://www.microchip.com/get/A3VP. This compact and cost-effective demo board is designed to be easy to integrate with existing embedded designs to evaluate Wi-Fi connectivity and 32-bit performance with minimal effort.
Microchip’s free, commercial-grade TCP/IP stack delivers all the key stack layers for a complete Wi-Fi based design. This includes HTML, DHCP, DNS, IPv4/v6, SSL, etc. In combination with the low-power Wi-Fi module and a PIC32 MCU, this stack delivers a highly optimized embedded Wi-Fi solution.
Microchip’s Wi-Fi module and TCP/IP stack enable connectivity for control and communication of the "Internet of Things" over the Internet, while its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family provides the performance and features to simultaneously process both Wi-Fi communications and a large number of other functions. These functions include audio, graphic displays and touch sensing, and general system command-and-control operations.
Availability and Pricing
Microchip’s Wi-Fi Comm Demo Board (part # DV102411) is available for $49 at this page. Microchip’s free TCP/IP stack can be downloaded here. Ask to see the board in action at next week’s Embedded Systems Conference/DESIGN West in San Jose, at Microchip’s Booth #1116.
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