Wi-Fi SDK Adds Apple HomeKit Support

Microchip’s fully-certified Wi-Fi software development kit (SDK) includes Apple HomeKit support. The SDK combines hardware cryptography suites within the CEC1702, an ARM Cortex-M4-based microcontroller (MCU), with the industry-proven WINC1510, a low-power 802.11 b/g/n certified Wi-Fi module. Hardware-based security engines reduce system calculation times and execution time for HomeKit commands such as pairing, with pair setup in 0.95s and pair verify in less than one tenth of a second. 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.


The Wi-Fi SDK also offers hardware security features due to its hardware cryptography-enabled microcontroller. The CEC1702, a low-power but powerful, programmable 32-bit MCU offers security measures such as secure boot which allows equipment manufacturers to establish a hardware-based root of trust to protect against a security breach. 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/10,000
  • The ATWINC1510 Wi-Fi module is available in production volume for $8.95 each/10,000


For more information, visit http://www.microchip.com/promo/homekit


Microchip Technology Inc.

Chandler, AZ





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