Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core Comes to DragonBoard 410c
Microsoft adds the Qualcomm Snapdragon-based DragonBoard 410c from Arrow Electronics to the list of supported devices while bulking up its Arduino-based capabilities.Windows 10 IoT Core already supports the Intel-based MinnowBoard Max and popular Raspberry Pi 2 compact computing boards. Now developers have another maker board to choose from: DragonBoard410c. "We are very excited to add the DragonBoard 410c, which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, to our family of supported Windows 10 IoT Core devices," said Steve Teixeira, director of program management for Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) unit, in a blog post. Windows 10 IoT Core is Microsoft's stab at IoT device software and part of a larger strategy to cement the company's place in the burgeoning market for IoT technology solutions, which includes Microsoft's cloud-based Azure IoT Suite. DragonBoard 410c from Arrow Electronics features a quad-core, 64-bit-capable ARM-based processor that runs at up to 1.2GHz. "It features advanced processing power, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and GPS, all packed into a board the size of a credit card," according to Qualcomm's developer site. Its miniscule dimensions and generous collection of connectivity and expansion options lend themselves to a variety of uses, noted Qualcomm. "All this makes it ideal for enabling embedded computing and Internet of Things (IoT) products, including the next generation of robotics, cameras, medical devices, vending machines, smart buildings, digital signage, casino gaming consoles, and much more."
Teixeira also announced some new developments in Microsoft's collaboration with open-source board maker Arduino.