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Atmel and MXCHIP Collaborate to Develop Ultra-Low Power IoT Platform

Published: May 06,2015

Atmel and MXCHIP, a top 10 China IoT start-up according to Techno, today announced the two companies are jointly developing an ultra-low power Internet of Things (IoT) platform with secure Wi-Fi access to the cloud, enabling designers to quickly bring their IoT devices to market. This joint platform combines Atmel's ultra-low power ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs and its SmartConnect WILC1000 Wi-Fi solution with MXCHIP's MiCO IoT operating system (OS), servicing a full range of smart device developers for IoT applications.

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With the rapid growth of the IoT market, these smart, connected devices will require secure access to the cloud on what will likely be billions of battery-operated devices. The new platform combines Atmel's proven ultra-low power SAM G series of MCUs, designed for wearables and sensor hub management, and Atmel's secure ultra-low power SmartConnect WILC1000 Wi-Fi solution with MXCHIP's MiCO IoT OS for next-generation IoT applications.

"We are excited to team with MXCHIP to bring secure cloud access to IoT developers with this ultra-low power and secure, connected platform," said Reza Kazerounian, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel Corporation.

"In an effort to accelerate the growth of IoT devices, such as wearables and consumer battery-operated devices worldwide, this platform enables embedded designers to focus on their differentiated smart devices without requiring expertise on lowering power consumption, security and wireless connectivity. Our joint efforts will enable more designers of all levels to bring their smart, connected designs quickly to market."

"This collaboration combines synergies from both companies to IoT designers including Atmel's global presence with MXCHIP's local resources enabling IoT designers to smoothly implement cloud services for their smart, connected devices in China and around the world," said Wang Yong Hong, CEO, MXCHIP.

"Our platform combines both ease-of-use and simplicity allowing IoT designers from all levels to access cloud services worldwide ranging from professional designers for smart, connected IoT devices to Makers, educators and hobbyists. We will also collaborate on a number of other fronts with Atmel including IoT research, promotions, and share our IoT knowledge on smart, secure and connected devices across multiple industries."

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