Archive for January, 2019

Azure Sphere security and IO

I was doing some more experimentation with my new Azure Sphere development kit.

I found the security services quite impressive. The hardware based Pluton security is definitely the way to go.

While somewhat difficult to setup, I believe its only going to get easier going forward. With all the security breaches in the news lately you can see why this trusted platform development is going to in our future (as an embedded developer).

The dev kit does have wi-fi capability but very limited IO (GPIO and UART). I filled out the customer feedback survey and suggested that future releases need to at least support all the “standard” IO busses, like GPIO, I2C and SPI. Hopefully this will also improve in the future too.

My last comment had to do with development tools, while C++ support is sufficient for the time being I would like to see .NET core support with C#.

 

Support for i.MX8 being added to Windows IoT Core

The latest addition to the Windows IoT Core lineup is the NEW i.MX8 processor.

Really excited about this one. First out of the gate is support for theĀ i.MX8M dev kit from NXP.

Check out the public preview.