Windows 10 IoT Core adds support for Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c
In August, Microsoft officially released Windows 10 IoT Core, with support for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel's MinnowBoard Max boards. Now the company has added support for a third board, Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c, to the "Internet of Things" version of Windows 10.
The DragonBoard 410c has Qualcomm's 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It also has an HDMI port, a microUSB port, two USB 2.0 ports and a micro SD card slot. The Windows 10 IoT Core support for the board has been added to the versions available for members of the Windows Insider program.
In addition Microsoft also revealed that Windows 10 IoT Core now supports more features found in the Arduino open-source electronic prototyping platform. They include:
- Windows 10 IoT Core Universal Windows Platform (UWP) support for Arduino Wiring
- Windows 10 IoT Core Universal Windows Platform support for direct memory mapped UWP Providers
- Windows Store availability of the Windows Virtual Shields Application
- Windows Store availability of the Windows Remote Arduino Experience Application
More information on the new Arduino features can be found at the source link below.
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These kind of board are useful for prototypes or self made home automations.
But it s true, they are like a phone baseboard with a bunch of i/o exposed :)
Developers can reuse all their knowledge on .NET and easily write "apps" for hw boards too, wo having to fight with low level firmware code.