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Qualcomm: Snapdragon Developer Kit Now Available to Test Windows Apps on ARM

By on December 20, 2021 0


What advantage do you have that developers from Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft and Sophos did not have when porting their applications to native Arm on Windows?

The Snapdragon Development KitFor windows.


Test Windows apps on ARM with the Snapdragon SDK for Windows

The kit is the result of our collaboration with Microsoft to combine the ubiquity and business readiness of Windows with the heterogeneous, low-power computing demands of Snapdragon. It is designed to make it easier to run and test applications you port on ARM32 and ARM64, or partial ports with Windows 11 and ARM64EC.

The kit is built around the Snapdragon® 7c compute platform in a mini-PC form factor. Inside the Snapdragon 7c are the Qualcomm® Kryo ™ 468 processor, the Qualcomm® Adreno ™ 618 GPU, and the Qualcomm® Hexagon ™ DSP 692. The cores support both the desktop and mobile computing capabilities you need. expect only high-end devices. capabilities like AI / machine learning, advanced audio, security, and 4K video capture / playback.


Windows Developer Resources on Snapdragon

With 4GB of LPDDR4 memory and 64GB of eMMC storage, the Snapdragon SDK is designed for native testing and application code validation on ARM. It comes with Windows 10 and can be upgraded to Windows 11.

To get you started on porting your apps, we’ve put together a set of Windows developer resources on Snapdragon:

  • Native and open source ARM64 tools
  • Getting Started Guide to Configure Visual Studio on the Development Host
  • Microsoft Backgrounders on Developing and Porting to ARM
  • Walkthroughs
  • Tips on debugging and troubleshooting

In addition, Microsoft’s App Assure program provides compatibility support to ensure that your applications work with the latest versions of their products.


Next Step: Purchase your Snapdragon Development Kit for Windows

The Snapdragon SDK is available now from Microsoft for $ 219, a fraction of the price of a full laptop. And good news, for that price, you can keep it!

Learn about native testing of the Windows apps you port to ARM and start exploring other optimizations and experiences that can be enabled with the Snapdragon compute platform. This is another way to make it easier for you to start developing apps for Windows devices with Snapdragon technology.

If you have additional questions or need specific information from the Windows team on Snapdragon, please complete our development request form on our landing page.

Snapdragon, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Adreno and Qualcomm Hexagon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and / or its subsidiaries.