New for Sensor and Location Drivers
The Sensor and Location platform provides native support for sensor devices. This support includes location sensors, such as GPS devices. As part of this support, a new development platform provides a standard way for device manufacturers to expose sensor devices to software developers and consumers. At the same time, the platform gives developers a standardized API and device driver interface (DDI) to work with sensors and sensor data.
The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) includes documentation for the Sensor DDI, as well as two new UMDF-based sample drivers. For information about Sensors, including location sensors, see the Sensor Driver Design Guide and Windows Sensor Reference sections.