Microchip AVR-IoT WG Dev Board

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The AVR-IOT WG board implements a wireless (WiFi) IoT sensor node using a small and inexpensive AVR microcontroller of the latest generation.


  • The ATmega4808 provides an easy migration path for existing AVR microcontroller applications by providing 48KB of Flash and 6K of RAM with a rich complement of analog and digital peripherals including Core Independent (Event System) functionality.
  • The ATECC608A Secure Elements provides secure key generation/storage and offloads all cryptography tasks enabling the highest level of security available to modern IoT applications. The secure element is pre-provisioned for immediate (out of the box) authentication with the Google IoT Core Cloud services.
  • The WINC1510 Network Controller provides wireless connectivity and offloads all networking tasks from the main processor providing a secure socket connection and server authentication.
  • The MCP9808 Temperature sensor, a third party lighting sensor, Battery Charger MCP73871, Power Regulator MIC33350, nEDBG Debugger.


Note: this product does not come with pin headers. You will need to obtain the headers and solder them on.

Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: Nov 19 1018

Enrollment Ends: Dec 21 2018

RoadTesters Selected: Dec 26 2018

Product Shipped: Jan 4 2019

RoadTesting Begins: Jan 11 2019

Reminder/Update Email:  Feb 11 2019*

Submit Reviews By: Mar 11 2019*

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern theMicrochip AVR-IoT WG Dev Board RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Dec 21 2018

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Dec 26 2018

Prize:Microchip AVR-IoT WG Dev Board

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site: https://www.element14.com/community/groups/roadtest?ICID=menubar_resources_roadtest

Site or element14 Community: www.element14.com/community

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on element14.com;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

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2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

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2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

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5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • Before I decide to publish my thoughts in the review, I’d like to share few doubts concerning issues I faced up, which still remains unsolved.

    First most annoying matter is instability of connection with “own” program prepared according to Leverege instructions .

    I tested two ways - using ready to use Atmel-Start example (+ compilation in Atmel Studio) and building “from the beginning” using MPLAB-X and MCC.

    After upload, the “firmware” it disconnects often - sometimes restores to work for the while or get lost at all!


    To avoid advices how to correct the WiFi connection reliability I must ensure, my WLAN’s are sufficient enough,  the board works fine with original firmware/ software.

    I checked it with two WLAN's - everything went fine with "base"  [AVR-IoT_WG_Sensor_Node_v1.0.3.hex] and also “fresh” [v1.1.0] firmware.

    After clicking "CLICK-ME.HTM" dashboard on  https://avr-iot.com/device/---- is alive and online full time.


    Unfortunately after putting my ".hex" (nothing beyond the example from manual) into the board, after move to my dashboard at https://avr-iot-mc1.firebaseapp.com/device/0123...

    it catches the connection for a moment to lose it soon.


    I checked - this is not a problem with my WLAN, in many places and with different routers the issue repeats!

    Above - very rare screen in my case


    I was told about the UI feature, which expects a constant flow of data,and would show the “connection page” if it doesn't receive data for 15s or longer.

    But I didn’t change data flow parameters. I suppose “my” firmware broadcasts data as frequently as “original”,

    I was suggested to  adjust the maxDataAge variable in the UI source code but, honestly, I’m afraid that parameter is unavailable in our standard project.

    Did somebody encountered similar issue? Or just could suggest solution?


    And one other minor one:

    As told before, I succeed to compile the project preparing it from the beginning in MPLAB-X. Also I did produce one using Atmel Start.

    Attempt to import the Atmel START example to MPLAB went good

    But at the end, imported project couldn't be compiled in MPLAB-X.

    Nevermind, the compilation at Atmel Studio went fluently.




    Sorry about the delayed shipment. I was told you just received the part. So, I advanced your due date to Apr 12.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • Hi!

    I would like to share my doubts and hesitations regarding WLAN settings in (START )-  WLAN settings





    Nevermind, last AVR-IoT WG User Guide seems to be most current instruction


    Chapter 2 Figure 2-13  dispelled my doubts!

    BTW how do you enjoy Leverage based solution for AVR IoT?

  • In reference to some bad news related to "autorun" issue reported in the first roadtest,

    I would like to report, that proceeding according to quick start instruction, I didn't encounter any issues, my module (as well as computer) remained "intact"

    Everything went according to descriptions and manual.

    System: WIN 7 64bit.

  • Congratulations to the testers. Unfortunly i wasn't be select . So i will be very interested to read the roadtester reviews .!

  • Thanks Doug - it does look like a cool little board! I'm excited to RoadTest this especially as it is my first review!


    Congratulations to the other testers also... I will be interested to read the other reviews and see the different perspectives from other users.



  • Thanks and Microchip for selecting me as one of the reviewers..... I'm looking forward to getting the board and seeing what I can do with it!



  • Congratulations to the selected members. These modules look pretty useful.

  • For new roadtesters


    The roadtest review is published on a special form. Click the below link to learn how to locate the special form.


    How To Locate the Official RoadTest Review Form



  • Important Dates Update


    Enrollment Begin: Nov 19 1018

    Enrollment Ends: Dec 21 2018

    RoadTesters Selected: Dec 26 2018

    Product Shipped: Jan 4 2019

    RoadTesting Begins: Jan 11 2019

    Reminder/Update Email:  Feb 11 2019*

    Submit Reviews By: Mar 11 2019*

    *The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

    **If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.