Welcome to Windows IoT on ARM

Empowering the Edge with Windows IoT Enterprise on ARM Devices

Why Windows on ARM?

Versatile Integration:
Combining the power and familiarity of Windows with the efficient ARM architecture to deliver a robust platform for IoT applications across industries, including healthcare, retail, and industrial automation.

Processor Flexibility:
Supporting both NXP and Qualcomm processors, Windows IoT on ARM ensures compatibility across a diverse range of IoT devices, providing options for varying performance needs and budgets.

Proven Industry Applications:
From medical devices like ultrasound machines to retail kiosks and industrial automation, Windows IoT on ARM drives innovation and efficiency across multiple sectors.

Features ARM Processors

NXP i.MX 8M Family
Optimized Performance:
Utilize the ARM GPUs for multimedia and IoT applications.

Energy and Cost Efficiency:
The power-efficient design of the NXP i.MX 8M processors reduces both energy usage and operational costs, offering significant savings.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Series and part of QC series (QCS6490, QCS5430)
Enhanced Connectivity:
Qualcomm processors deliver superior connectivity, crucial for IoT devices that require continuous and reliable communication.

Advanced Security:
Benefit from Qualcomm’s integrated secure processing units that protect device data comprehensively, enhancing the robust security features already provided by Windows IoT.

Core Features of Windows IoT on ARM

Immediate Operational Readiness:
Comes equipped with essential features and support for both legacy Win32 and modern UWP apps, facilitating rapid deployment and minimal setup.

Stringent Security:
Embedded security features protect against the latest threats, ensuring data integrity and compliance with strict industry regulations.

Long-Term Support:
Receive a decade of support through the Microsoft Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), which includes regular security updates to maintain system stability and performance.

EU Cyber Resilience Act Compliance

The upcoming EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) mandates rigorous cybersecurity requirements that will significantly affect the IoT sector. The CRA, becoming effective in phases from 2025 to 2027, emphasizes ‘Security by Design’ and imposes strict vulnerability management responsibilities on manufacturers, requiring:

Secure Product Lifecycle:
Products must be designed to be secure from the ground up and must include mechanisms for regular updates.

Vulnerability Management:
Manufacturers must document software components, manage vulnerabilities promptly, and comply with reporting obligations.

CE Certification:
Products must meet cybersecurity requirements to carry the CE mark, influencing purchasing decisions.

Windows IoT on ARM is well-positioned to meet these requirements, offering:

Intrinsic Security:
Designed to be secure by default, minimizing attack surfaces and ensuring robust authentication and access control.

Automated Updates:
Support for automatic security updates, keeping devices compliant and secure without manual intervention.

Comprehensive Monitoring:
Capabilities for runtime monitoring to prevent exploitation and ensure operational integrity.

Get Started with Windows IoT on ARM

Choose Your Hardware:
Select from devices powered by leading ARM processors like NXP i.MX 8M or Qualcomm Snapdragon for tailored performance.

Download the Software:
Access the latest Windows IoT Enterprise ARM64 image through official Microsoft channels.

Explore Documentation:
Utilize our extensive documentation and resources for quick setup and efficient deployment.

Empower Your IoT Solution with Confidence

With Windows IoT on ARM, not only can you transform operational efficiencies but also navigate the complex regulatory landscape with ease. Begin your IoT projects with a platform that not only meets today’s needs but is also future-proof against tomorrow’s challenges.