Earlier this year, NXP and
announced a private preview of Windows 10 IoT Core on NXP i.MX6 and i.MX7
applications processor silicon. Hundreds of participants expressed their
interest in the combination of 10 years of Windows security updates and the
flexibility and reliability of NXP silicon.
During the preview, Microsoft and NXP engineers spent thousands of hours
tuning and improving the board support package (BSP) based on input from the
hundreds of commercial customers evaluating the solution. NXP and Microsoft
worked with customers interested in modernizing legacy industrial controllers,
building automation solutions and gateways with class-leading security such
Interest in the private preview exceeded the capacity of the program and
today, we are announcing the promotion of the i.MX6 and i.MX7 BSP to a
non-commercial public preview. Because of the long history Microsoft and NXP
have in the embedded and IoT markets, we understand the need for design
flexibility. Therefore, in addition to the multiple single board computers and
system-on-module solutions Microsoft, NXP and our hardware partners have
enabled, the i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 BSP is provided under open source licensing.
Now, everyone will be able to access the complete BSP content for the i.MX6
and i.MX7 product families for evaluation use on their hardware along with the
October 2018 release of Windows 10 IoT Core. To get started, please go to
. We are excited to see what you will make.
A public preview for the i.MX 8M family and a commercial release of the i.MX 6
and i.MX 7 BSP will be available in the future.