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Secure IoT

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Source: India Today

 Context: IIT Madras startup Mindgrove Technologies has launched Secure IoT, India’s first microcontroller chip, which is cheaper and more efficient.

 

Running at 700 MHz, Secure IoT is 30% cheaper than other chips and offers high performance, versatility, and security features. It aims to bridge the gap between premium and budget options in embedded systems. With potential global interest, it enhances India’s semiconductor self-sufficiency. Mindgrove’s chip powers various devices from wearables to smart city infrastructure, promoting innovation and local production.

 

What is a microcontroller chip?

A microcontroller chip is a small integrated circuit that combines the functions of a central processing unit (CPU), memory, input/output ports, and other peripherals into a single chip. It is commonly used to control and manage electronic devices, ranging from simple household appliances to complex industrial machinery.