Azure IoT increases enterprise-level intelligent edge and cloud capabilities


Written by Moe Tanabian, Vice President and General Manager, Microsoft Azure IoT, Edge, AI


For Microsoft Azure IoT, our approach is connecting devices at the edge to the cloud seamlessly and securely to help customers achieve desired business outcomes. At this year’s Embedded World 2022, we’ll share how our Azure IoT solutions are delivering enhanced device security, seamless cloud integration, and device certification.


One of the key ways we’re delivering cost-efficient and energy-efficient solutions to IoT customers at Embedded World is with new Arm64 support. Partners such as NXP, with i.MX 8M SoC processors, are bringing full Windows IoT Enterprise capabilities in a small footprint ideal for compact and fanless designs.


Arm64 for low-cost, low-power benefits without compromise

Following our preview of the NXP i.MX 8M BSP release on Windows IoT Enterprise earlier this year, we are extending Arm64 support on NXP I.MX8 for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.


Windows on Arm was launched in 2017 to provide better battery life, always-online internet connectivity, and quick boot-up via a Microsoft OS experience running on hardware powered by Arm processors. As enterprise-level IoT deployment has evolved, today’s edge devices have greater demands for compute-intensive applications, such as rich graphics and grid computing.


That’s why we’re now bringing full Windows application compatibility to IoT to deliver low-power and low-cost benefits of Arm64 through a multi-year collaboration between Microsoft and NXP, an Industrial IoT provider. Customers can get started by downloading the i.MX 8M Public Preview BSP and user guide. Additional partners announcing support for Windows IoT on Arm64 with their devices include Reycom and Avnet.


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