The Azure Embedded Wireless Framework APIs #OpenSource #Azure #IoT @Microsoft @Azure

The Azure Embedded Wireless Framework simplifies the development of internet and cloud connectivity for embedded device software by providing a defined interface for wireless network adapters, host interfaces, platform adaptations, and software stack extensions through a set of APIs.

The goal is to provide a standard framework for writing applications and controlling wireless network adapters (cellular, WiFi, …) while abstracting a driver interface for hardware vendors to plug in modules with self-developed drivers.


  • Simplify development of IoT devices connecting to the cloud via various combinations of communication adapters and host processors.
  • Provide lifecycle management of communication adapter drivers for embedded application code in embedded IoT devices.
  • Enable wireless chip and module vendors to deliver Azure RTOS drivers for their products.
  • Ease migration between communication adapters during production or product transition.
  • Encapsulate common functions in a robust re-useable module while flexibly offering an interface for vendor-specific enhancements reducing development time for device builders.
  • Encapsulate the port connection for cellular modules enabling agility for embedded processor vendors and device builders for various port configurations.

The code is MIT Licensed and runs on multiple devices. See more on GitHub.

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