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Using Existing Electronics as Only Reference Designs RRS feed

  • Question

  • We produce various "black box" products for the enterprise space. We have an interest in Win10 IoT. From our experience we assume the best approach (at this time) would be to use an existing supported electronics design (such as Raspberry Pi) as a "reference design" for creating our own electronics that supports Win10 IoT. Basically create new electronics that Win10 IoT will "think" is a Raspberry Pi (or some other supported electronics).

    My question is to what extent the standard Win10 IoT releases for things like the Raspberry Pi are tolerant toward standard Raspberry Pi peripherals not being present.  Would Win10 IoT for Raspberry Pi be willing to run on a "Raspberry Pi" that seemed to have HDMI missing?  Only one or zero USB ports?  No GPIO?

    Thanks.


    -- kburgoyne

    Friday, June 5, 2015 4:07 PM

Answers

  •   What I would suggest for the moment is just prototyping any potential device uses on either the Rpi2 or a MinnowBoard Max with the provided images.

      Once Windows 10 IoT Core is released then we will have more information on the process you would want to follow around becoming an OEM.  As part of that process you would build your own device and creates your own board support package so IoT Core will run on it.

    The information for this process should become clearer as we approach release or post-release.

      As to if the image can handle certain devices not being present, it depends upon if those devices are critical to the OS or not.  If you’re running in headless mode then not having an HDMI output probably will not prevent it from working.  But if it’s running in ‘headed’ mode, then you’ll need to have some form of display driver that the OS can use. 


    Jonathan Tanner | Microsoft | Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview Support | This posting is provided 'as is' with no warranties and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:04 PM
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  •   What I would suggest for the moment is just prototyping any potential device uses on either the Rpi2 or a MinnowBoard Max with the provided images.

      Once Windows 10 IoT Core is released then we will have more information on the process you would want to follow around becoming an OEM.  As part of that process you would build your own device and creates your own board support package so IoT Core will run on it.

    The information for this process should become clearer as we approach release or post-release.

      As to if the image can handle certain devices not being present, it depends upon if those devices are critical to the OS or not.  If you’re running in headless mode then not having an HDMI output probably will not prevent it from working.  But if it’s running in ‘headed’ mode, then you’ll need to have some form of display driver that the OS can use. 


    Jonathan Tanner | Microsoft | Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview Support | This posting is provided 'as is' with no warranties and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:04 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks.

    -- kburgoyne

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:03 PM