Windows builders could be desirous about a brand new Windows-suitable dev board referred to as the Intel Sharks Cove, which has been unveiled this week by Microsoft.
Who has introduced a brand new initiative to develop a variety of boards with companions reminiscent of Intel to allow programmers to check window purposes in the identical method that Android or embedded Linux purposes may be examined by builders on boards which are suitable with these platforms.
The specs of the brand new Intel Sharks Cove Windows improvement board embrace an Intel Atom processor, along with quite a lot of interfaces together with : GPIO, I2C, I2S, UART, SDIO, and USB.
The new Intel Sharks Cove Windows suitable improvement board might be out there to buy within the second half of 2014 , Microsoft explains slightly extra.
“A new Microsoft initiative will make it so much simpler for hardware engineers to develop and certify Windows drivers utilizing value-efficient boards designed for particular System on a Chip (SoC) environments.
Hardware engineers have historically confronted challenges in creating Windows drivers for SoC platforms. Unlike PCs, which have PCI slots and USB ports, SoC methods like tablets and clamshells use low-energy inner buses that lack commonplace connectors, Plug and Play help, and discovery mechanisms.
Often these units are protected by safe boot and can’t be used to develop or check third-celebration drivers. That will quickly change. Hardware engineers will be capable of purchase off-the-shelf boards which might be designed to work with particular SoC environments.”
For extra info on the brand new Intel Sharks Cove leap over to the official Microsoft website for particulars.