NXP has announced the availability of board support packages (BSPs) for the i.MX 6, i.MX 7, and i.MX 8 SoCs (System on a Chip) in Wndows 10 IoT Core for commercial use. In a blog post, Microsoft explains how NXP is providing support to Windows 10 IoT Core via open-source board support packages (BSPs) on i.MX applications Processors and development boards.
BSPs from NXP include i.MX 6, i.MX 7, and i.MX 8M SoC families, which are all commercial chips.
“The highly optimized Windows 10 IoT Core BSPs on i.MX applications platforms make it easier to build secure, scalable solutions from device to cloud, ranging from provisioning to managing and securing devices at scale.”
Windows IoT Enterprise has been offering NXP iMX8 SoCs since June 2022.
Alongside the NXP BSPs, hardware partners of NXP are allowing their i.MX single board PCs and systems to use the open source BSPs.
“Now, everyone can access the complete BSP contents for the i.MX 6, i.MX 7, and i.MX 8M product families for commercial use on their hardware along with the October 2018 release of Windows 10 IoT Core that is supported for 10 years.”
If you are unfamiliar with Windows IoT Enterprise, it is a special version of Windows 10 that focuses on internet of things devices. It provides users of smaller devices with the Windows platform optimized for both ARM and x86/x64 hardware. Importantly, Windows IoT works on devices with or without a screen.
In 2020, Microsoft merged its Windows 10 IoT Core and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise to create a single package for developers. Microsoft will be at Embedded World (March 14-16), where the company will demo Windows 10 IoT Enterprise on NXP i.MX 8M SOCs.
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