Microsoft will be releasing a new free version of Windows specifically for small form factor IoT devices with or without a display. This platform brings Windows to a new class of small devices and allows Makers and Windows developers to leverage best in class development and debug tools on a diverse set of hardware resources—including the Raspberry Pi 2.
Windows 10 will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of IoT devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways. Through key partnerships with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, Qualcomm and others, we will provide great options for commercial devices builders, hobbyists and students.
Microsoft today announced that they are adding support for Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C to the Windows 10 device family. The Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C is the first Windows 10 developer board with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, and a smartphone-class Snapdragon 410 chipset.
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C features:
- CPU: quad-core ARM® Cortex® A53 at up to 1.2 GHz per core, 32-bit and 64-Bit capable
- Memory: LPDDR2/3 533MHz Single-channel 32-bit (4.2GBps) non-POP/ eMMC 4.51 SD 3.0 (UHS-I)
- Graphics: Adreno™ 306 400MHz PC-class graphics
- Video: 1080p HD video playback and capture with H.264 (AVC)
- Camera: support for 13 megapixel camera with Wavelet Noise Reduction, JPEG decoder, and other post-processing techniques done in hardware
- Connectivity and Location: Integrated 802.11 b/g/n, BT/FM, GPS
- I/O Interfaces: HDMI Full-size Type A connector (1080p HD @ 30fps), 1x USB 2.0 micro B (device mode only), 2x USB 2.0 type A (host mode only), micro SD card slot
- 1x 40 pin low speed expansion connector: UART, SPI, I2S, I2C x2, GPIO x12, DC power
- 1x 60 pin high speed expansion connector: 4L-MIPI DSI, USB, I2C x2, 2L+4LMIPI CSI
- Analog expansion connector: Headset, Speaker, FM antenna
- Arduino compatibility through mezzanine board