XinaBox Supports Microsoft's Recommended IoT Development Platforms

XinaBox Supports Microsoft's Recommended IoT Development Platforms

XinaBox supports all of Microsoft recommended development platforms for IoT developers. XinaBox supports all of Microsoft recommended development platforms for IoT developers. Either coding one of our supported Cores directly, or using their Single Board Computer, connected to the XinaBox eco-system, users can take advantage of either Windows 10 IoT Core, or Azure IoT Workbench.


(1) Windows 10 IoT Core

Microsoft caters for a number of Single Board Computers (SBCs) in their release of Windows 10 IoT Core. We have bridges to connect XinaBox's eco-system seamlessly to many of the most popular SBCs on Microsoft's list.

XinaBox's Raspberry Pi Bridge (BR01) and the Raspberry Pi Interface (IR01) support:

  • Raspberry Pi 2 (1.2 not supported)

  • Raspberry Pi 3B and 3B+

  • AAEON Up Squared

The DragonBoard 410c and all other 96Boards are supported by the 96Board Bridge (B901). Read more about the integration here from 98Boards

The MinnowBoard Turbot is supported by the Low Speed Bridge (BL01

These bridges allows you to connect XinaBox xChips to all Microsoft recommended boards, and running Windows 10 IoT Core, Linux or Android. However, please note we do not provide specific libraries for these development environments, although many are supported by Microsoft's own libraries.


(2) Azure IoT Workbench

Microsoft's release of IoT Workbench (as part of Visual Studio Code) suggests a number of development platforms, which XinaBox supports:

MXChip IoT DevKit (AZ3166): connects through our Micro:Bit Bridge (BM01).

Raspberry Pi: Supported with the Raspberry Pi Bridge (BR01) and the Raspberry Pi Interface (IR01).

ESP8266: Our CW01 (Wireless Core) is based on the ESP8266. This xChip is also Azure IoT Certified.

ESP32: Our CW02 (Wireless Core) is based on the ESP32.

Connect either of these xChips with IP01 or IP02, and you have a simple but complete connected device.

Note the teXXmo IoT button is a consumer, closed product, and doesn't support an interface.


We are continuously expanding our hardware support for the Microsoft Software Development platform especially on IoT, but also in Education and STEM (including Micro:Bit).

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