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Windows Compatible Hardware Development Boards RRS feed

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  • A new Microsoft initiative will make it a lot easier for hardware engineers to develop and certify Windows drivers using cost-effective boards designed for specific System on a Chip (SoC) environments.  Hardware engineers have traditionally faced challenges in creating Windows drivers for SoC platforms. Unlike PCs, which have PCI slots and USB ports, SoC systems like tablets and clamshells use low-power internal buses that lack standard connectors, Plug and Play support, and discovery mechanisms. Often these devices are protected by secure boot and cannot be used to develop or test third-party drivers.  That will soon change. Hardware engineers will be able to buy off-the-shelf boards that are designed to work with specific SoC environments.

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    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:14 PM