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Windows compatible hardware development boards

Last updated

  • December 2016

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 Update

Leverage the power of the Windows platform and Visual Studio to create innovative experiences and solutions that are brought to life by interfacing hardware components to Windows devices.

Windows compatible hardware development boards offer an affordable, yet a powerful development system targeted towards hardware developer, IHV, OEM or any other developer that loves to incorporate hardware in their projects and needs the power of a full PC. It allows you to easily interface your hardware components to General Purpose I/O (GPIO) pins and low-power buses like I²C and I²S.

Supported Hardware Development Boards

For information on the latest supported development boards, see IoT Device Options.

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  • Simple Development for Windows Platforms

    SoC-based hardware development boards enable hardware manufacturers to develop and certify their Windows drivers without time-consuming purchase and licensing processes, and without the need for extensive engagement with Microsoft. Purchasing the boards is quick and easy, and development tips can be found within the Microsoft developer community.

    Watch the video to learn how Microsoft partnered with vendors like Intel to create easy onboarding opportunities for your off-SOC hardware.

  • Blog post

    Read about the initiative to make Windows and driver development tools available for affordable development boards.

    Windows-compatible hardware development boards available soon

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    Find out what the community is doing. Share your stories and learn from others.

    Windows Hardware and Driver Developer Community