Windows 10 IoT Core is a real thing When Microsoft announced Windows 10 IoT as the Windows 10 embodiment of its line of embedded-customisable versions, there were three versions - Core, Mobile and Enterprise. Forgetting about Mobile, which is not available to embedded projecst, the Enterprise version was to be rolled out for x86 hardware, and Core was [...]
If you would like to see William White and I making fools of ourselves, take a look at our first ever video, featuring unboxing of the very photogenic A31-uQ7 quad-core module devkit. Unfortunately the camera doesn't love the presenters quite so much. But rather than try to polish the whole thing with edits - we [...]
Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Embedded 8 Pro, and Windows Embedded 8 Industry have all now reached General Availability. Direct Insight can now ship devices built on these platforms to our customers to power the next generation of intelligent systems. As part of the launch, Microsoft has created a Windows Embedded 8 launch portal that [...]
Microsoft has announced plans for several Windows Embedded Compact 7 updates, one planned for the fourth quarter of this year (Q4CY11) and one for the second half of 2012 (2HCY12). According to the EE Times report. Next year's version will get an updated kernel, faster file system, and broader hardware support. I think it’s also [...]
Article on soft-control architectures as a replacement for dedicated DSP hardware.
I encountered an error the other day when downloading Windows Embedded Compact 7 to a Windows Virtual PC on a Windows 7 host machine. Platform Builder initially started the download process and then immediately stopped with a TFTP time out error. I found this entry on Olivier Bloch MSDN [...]
OEMs producing Kiosk-like devices, and hesitating to embrace Windows Embedded Standard 7 because they are forced to use the top-spec WS7P version, are not helped by the announcement of a new "SKU" (Stock Keeping Unit) to accompany WS7P and WS7E. Called WS7C, the latest SKU of Standard 7 has a mix of features aimed at [...]
In case you hadn’t noticed, the final release of the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit is now available to those who have a MSDN Embedded Subscription. If you need a MSDN Embedded subscription you can purchase on-line here.
A frequent question is "what are the differences between the two flavours of WES 7?" Fortunately there is...
In considering the differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 and 2009, in the main, we're talking about the differences between Windows 7 and Windows XP on which the two are based, which are considerable. Windows 7 brings various new features, which may hold value depending on the nature of the embedded product under consideration. Let's look at some of the features [...]