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Unable to access GPIO on Minnowboard-Max using Windows

SYoun7
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All,

I am using Minnowboard Max and need to access the on-board GPIO and SPI. The operating system can be Windows8.1 Embedded Industry or Windows 10 IOT Enterprise. It cannot be Linux.

I am trying to run reference code from Microsoft called Blinky. This exercises that GPIO and works correctly on Win10 IOT CORE, as was intended. However, I cannot use core and must use one of the above named OS. Blinky is a Universal Visual Studio app.

These are my results:

On Windows 10 IOT Enterprise - the build is OK but when the app is run No GPIO controller is detected. I have open case at MS and it appears it may not yet be implemented in 10 IOT Enterprise even with Embedded Enabled set in registry. I see GPIO controller on Device Manager tree. I see topics such as GPIOClx and MSGgpio in various posts but don't really know what to do.

On Windows 8.1 Industry - Intel provides drivers for this OS which to me implies it should be able to work. I see GPIO controller on Device Manager tree but when I try to reference Windows.Devices.GPIO namespace as win 10 IOT core, the build fails. Unfortunately, I to not know how to even get started writing the required 'driver' to connect to the Intel provided hardware driver.

I would really be great if the bridge code between 8.1 and the Intel drivers was already written somewhere but I cannot find it. Doubt I'm the first to attempt this.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

I know this is an Edison forum, but hopefully the concepts transfer.

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Sergio_A_Intel
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Hi,

You can find support for the minnowboard here http://www.minnowboard.org/community/ Community | minnowboard.org .

I also found a tutorial for the minnowboard max, look at https://software.intel.com/en-us/tags/78069 Minnowboard MAX and https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/tutorial-usage-of-intel-system-studio-with-minnowboard-max IoT - Tutorial: Usage of Intel® System Studio with MinnowBoard MAX | Intel® Developer Zone

Sergio

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Sergio_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

You can find support for the minnowboard here http://www.minnowboard.org/community/ Community | minnowboard.org .

I also found a tutorial for the minnowboard max, look at https://software.intel.com/en-us/tags/78069 Minnowboard MAX and https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/tutorial-usage-of-intel-system-studio-with-minnowboard-max IoT - Tutorial: Usage of Intel® System Studio with MinnowBoard MAX | Intel® Developer Zone

Sergio

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