Windows 10 IoT Core is a version of Windows 10 designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the development of embedded systems.
It is designed to be resource-efficient and secure and provides a platform for developers to create applications and solutions for low-cost, low-power devices. It supports a variety of hardware platforms, including Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and MinnowBoard.
Windows 10 IoT Core includes a subset of the features available in the full version of Windows 10, optimized for IoT scenarios. It supports a variety of IoT hardware platforms, such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other single-board computers, as well as other embedded systems.
Some key features of Windows 10 IoT Core include:
Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps
Windows 10 IoT Core supports UWP apps, which are modern, cross-device apps that can run on a wide range of Windows devices, including IoT devices. This allows developers to build and deploy apps using familiar Windows development tools, languages, and APIs.
Windows 10 IoT Core provides device management capabilities that allow administrators to remotely manage and configure IoT devices, including over-the-air updates, security patches, and device-specific configurations.
Windows 10 IoT Core includes support for a variety of connectivity options, including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) pins, which allow developers to interact with sensors, actuators, and other hardware peripherals.
Windows 10 IoT Core includes built-in security features, such as device-level security, secure boot, and device guard, which help protect against security threats and ensure the integrity of the IoT device.
Windows 10 IoT Core provides integration with Microsoft Azure IoT services, allowing developers to build cloud-connected IoT solutions and take advantage of cloud-based analytics, machine learning, and other services.
Windows 10 IoT Core can be customized to include only the necessary components for a specific IoT device, which helps reduce the footprint and improve the performance of the device.
Windows 10 IoT Core is a powerful and flexible operating system for building IoT solutions, and it is widely used in various industries, such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and smart home applications, among others.