MiWi™ Protocol

The MiWi Embedded Wireless Networking Protocol is a simple protocol designed for low-data rate, short distance, low-cost networks. Fundamentally based on IEEE 802.15.4 for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) and later expanded to support Microchip proprietary RF transceivers, the MiWi protocol provides an easy-to-use alternative for wireless communication. In particular, it targets smaller applications such as lightning applications that have relatively small network sizes with few hops between.

MiWi Development Environment (MiWi DE)

The MiWi Development Environment (MiWi DE) is Microchip’s proprietary wireless solution which helps you to develop wireless applications and reduce the time to market. The MiWi DE is optimized for low-power, low-data-rate, cost-sensitive applications. It also offers a smaller footprint relative to the open standard-based ZigBee® compliant protocol stack.

Microchip Libraries for Applications (MLA) Download (Latest Version)

Version Operating System
v2016-04-27 Windows
v2016-04-27 Mac OS X
v2016-04-27 Linux

MiWi™ Demo Source Code Download

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MiWi P2P Protocol

Microchip MiWi P2P is part of the Microchip’s Library for Applications (MLA) and is one of several wireless protocols supported in the MiWi DE. It is a variation of IEEE 802.15.4, using Microchip’s IEEE 802.15.4 compliant and other proprietary RF transceivers which are controlled by a Microchip 8-, 16- or 32-bit microcontroller with a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). Application Note AN1204 describes the Microchip Wireless (MiWi) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Protocol and its differences from IEEE 802.15.4.

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