If you follow the goings-on in the world of little single board computers (SBCs), you surely noticed last week’s announcement by Qualcomm of the DragonBoard 410C. This ARM-based board includes a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB LPDDR3, and 4GB of eMMC memory. There’s an onb-ard MicroSD slot. It has Bluetooth LE, GPS, and WiFi 801.11/a/b/g/n, an HDMI port, and USB 2.0 connectivity.
And if that’s not enough, there are UART, SPI, two I2C, and twelve available GPIOs. All this in a board that’s 96Boards Consumer Edition compliant. That means it’s only about 3.5 x 2 inches.
So, again, if you follow such things, you probably heard all that last week. But what you didn’t hear last week is that this little beauty will also run Windows. This was announced today at WinHEC Shenzhen.
So, now there are two tiny little ARM-based computers that promise Windows support: The Raspberry Pi2, and the DragonBoard 410C. The DragonBoard 410C will be available this summer. I can’t wait to see it running Windows Universal Apps and a set of custom-built UMDF 2.15 Universal Drivers.