ASUS Announces Collaboration with Microsoft for Windows 10 IoT Core


SYDNEY, Australia, July 14, 2020 — ASUS today announced a collaboration between the ASUS IoT business unit and Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT group that sees the release of the beta version of Windows 10 IoT Core for PE100A — the ARM-based edge computer from ASUS.

Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core support: Edge computing on ARM64, from ASUS
ASUS PE100A is part of the first wave of edge computers in the ASUS AIoT product line and is designed to strike a perfect balance between compact size, low power consumption and great performance. With an NXP® i.MX 8M at its heart, PE100A is an edge computer based on the ARM64 architecture to offer support for Windows 10 IoT Core — the Microsoft operating system that’s optimized for small devices without displays, and which retains all the expected manageability and security features.

PE100A is ready for edge-to-cloud solutions with customized Windows 10 IoT Core Board Support Packages (BSPs). ASUS also boasts strong BSP teams of its own, who are able to offer reliable support and an assurance of long-term security updates for PE100A users.

ASUS IMX8P-IM-A, by contrast, is a Pico-ITX single-board computer (SBC) that also features the NXP i.MX 8M quad-core CPU. Its core specifications are very similar to PE100A, but it also offers MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI and a 40-pin GPIO port. IMX8P-IM-A is also ready to support the Windows 10 IoT Core beta OS.

Thanks to the low power consumption and scalable performance of their system-on-a-chip (SoC) foundations, PE100A and IMX8P-IM-A can be used as gateways for data aggregation, processing and forwarding. These ARM-based performers are also ideal for embedded automation solutions and diverse smaller-scale Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Customers adopting the Windows 10 IoT Core operating system can expect to enjoy faster time to market (TTM) by leveraging existing Windows 10 IoT Core development tools and fewer transition efforts for existing products and services.

ASUS and Microsoft: Working together to realize full Windows 10 Core IoT functionality
ASUS and Microsoft are working in collaboration to unleash the full functionality of the completed Windows 10 IoT Core operating system for both PE100A and IMX8P-IM-A by the end of Q3 2020.

New customers interested in purchasing PE100A or IMX8P-IM-A with a Windows 10 IoT Core (beta) system image preinstalled, or existing customers who would like to obtain a Windows 10 IoT Core (beta) system image, should refer to the link below for the image file and installation instructions. Interested parties can also contact ASUS for more information. The ASUS Field Application Engineer (FAE) team can help with technical issues during PE100A installation and setup.