DevKit Giveaway & Year-End Design Contest

January 25, 2019

Here’s how it works:

Digi-Key Electronics is partnering with Embedded Computing Design to launch a monthly giveaway of its partners’ development kits. Each month, a different kit from a leading manufacturer will be featured. A total of five names will be chosen at random at the end of each month to receive the featured Dev Kit.

Then, those lucky winners can compete in a design challenge to win a $100 prize at the end of the month and are eligible for the Grand Prize of $4000 at the end of the year. In each case, all we are requiring is a “paper design,” whereby you tell us—very specifically—what you end product would look like, what functions it would have, why it would be a success in the market, and your expected bill of materials.

For timing, the winners selected at the end of February would have to send us their design by the end of March, and so on. Send the design to Rich Nass, EVP of Embedded Computing Design. The last giveaways will occur at the end of November 2019, so we’ll determine the overall Grand Prize winner in early 2020.

Learn more about the giveaway here.

DevKit for January:

AC164160 Secure IoT Sensor Node 

Microchip's AC164160 is AVR®-based IoT evaluation board with Wi-Fi connectivity to the Google Cloud

The AC164160 IoT sensor node board from Microchip Technology is a compact and inexpensive evaluation and development board based on the AVR ATmega4808 microcontroller, ATECC608 secure element, and WINC1510 network controller to demonstrate the easy migration of bare metal embedded control applications to the Google Cloud. This IoT solution is used with the ATMEGA4808 and the PIC18F devices. 

As the world continues to become more interconnected, secure connections are becoming a universal need for all embedded applications. Whether they are connecting to other systems, a smartphone, or the Cloud, these applications require security to provide IP, brand, and revenue protection which is critically important in an era where hackers are prevalent and competition is fierce. The AC164160 IoT sensor node solves these problems enabling seamless migration of the user's embedded sensor application to the Cloud. There is no in-depth networking expertise required and no security compromises. A modular development platform including Microchip’s START, MCC, Atmel Studio, and MPLAB X software, robustness, and low power makes this the ideal solution for a user's next IoT design.

Provide your information here to be entered in to the drawing:

Contest Rules

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