Software support for i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 applications processors is expanding with Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core to add to our Linux and Android BSP offerings.
Windows 10 IoT Core, an edition of Windows 10, is designed for building smart things and optimized to power intelligent edge devices, such as IoT gateways, robots, or conference room controllers.
And, our i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 product portfolios are one of the most popular IoT processor families in the industry. This planned commercial support enables IoT developers to create high performance, power optimized and industrial grade devices.
Ultimately, this means there is now more flexibility to design your cloud based systems for your hardware portfolio. This expansion of this new offering for the i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 families is an exciting step towards creating an operating system for all connected devices.
This collaboration with Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core announced at Embedded World, exemplifies the combined power of a modern Microsoft OS with our popular family of i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 processors.
One of the key differentiators we have enabled on our i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 processors is trusted I/O. For this, we use Windows 10 IoT Core along with a unique capability of our processor to control I/O pins through TrustZone. This enables a level of secure operation for factory equipment or critical infrastructure that is highly beneficial in the IoT space. This premier trust technology is only possible today on Windows 10 IoT Core with i.MX 6 and i.MX 7.
Today NXP is excited to announce the planned commercial support for the NXP I.MX6 and i.MX 7 product line with Windows 10 IoT Core.
Several leading hardware vendors have produced Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT devices based on i.MX 6 with Windows 10 IoT Core enablement. These include both System-on-module (SoM) and additional board options giving flexibility to manufacturers interested in building devices.
Swing by and check out these demos at Embedded World this week to see i.MX 6 Azure Certified for IoT boards in the respective booths
Together with Microsoft, we will continue to advance our combined processor enablement solution with Windows 10 IoT Core. A final launch timeline for commercial availability is expected later this year.