Develop Windows drivers for parts that connect to System on a Chip (SoC) platforms. New hardware development boards support development and testing of drivers for parts that connect to General Purpose I/O (GPIO) pins and low-power buses like I2C and I2S.
Install a free version of Windows on your development board, and develop a driver using free development tools, including Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.
Intel Atom (x86)
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (x86)
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Read about the initiative to make Windows and driver development tools available for affordable development boards.
SoC-based hardware development boards enable hardware manufacturers 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 in the MSDN community.
Watch the video to learn how Microsoft partnered with vendors like Intel to create easy onboarding opportunities for your off-SOC hardware.
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This is the first in a series of Internet of Things (IoT) programs for the creation of connected devices. This program is tailor-made for both makers and Windows developers entering into the IoT space. Visit Windows Developer Program for IoT to learn more.