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 — a Microsoft operating system that’s optimised for small devices without displays. It retains all the expected manageability and security features.
PE100A is ready for edge-to-cloud solutions with customised 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, 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 are working in collaboration to realise 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.