A regular question we still get asked, “What Microsoft Windows Embedded CE License do we require?” Well presently in Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 there are 4 variants. These being Core, Core Plus, CID (C6G) and Professional. Obviously which one you need to purchase will depend on the components included as part of the Platform [...]
The new Power-over-Ethernet standard IEEE 802.3at-2009, doubling the available power to 25W is interesting in that it greatly increases the number and type of in-premises applications that can be powered in this way. An Atom-powered processor board takes about 4W, which with the old system only left 9W max for a screen. Now that figure is [...]
A support incident today reminded me that many people who have installed and use Platform Builder CE 6.0 forget you can enable Multiprocessor Build support. This will reduce the overall time it takes to build a platform workspace and it can be autodetected. But it seems that this is not the default. The default is [...]
There's now an MSDN subscription for users of Windows CE and Windows Embedded Standard. It's officially called "Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Embedded Subscription". It's an alternative way to acquire the required development tools (Platform Builder, Target Designer, etc), and a good deal for many users because you get absolutely everything. The toolkits [...]
That's the official name for the next version of Windows Embedded Standard. It's an all-new implementation of the componentized version of Windows for embedded use, which, as the name suggests, is based on Windows 7 rather than XPe as before. That means it doesn't necessarily replace WES 2009 in all applications, so as well as [...]
There's a new extension board for SwiftLite-OM, shipping sometime very soon, which, as well as bringing a number of interfaces to 0.1" headers (I2C, Camera, SPI, MMC, LCD) features two additional RS-232 ports, a USB Hub and JTAG connector.
We're pleased to say that TRITON-TX51 is now shipping, complete with shiny new BSPs. The initial Windows CE 6.0 BSP is pretty complete - just ask for details
The new version of Windows Embedded Standard, codenamed 2011, and based on Windows 7 is a considerably different kettle-of-fish from the old WES 2009. However we're pleased to say that we've got it running on the ADI Cinnamon Bay Atom boards that we sell and support, including booting from CompactFlash.
Obviously if you're making a handheld device, boot time can be an issue. With our OMAP3530 based SwiftModule-OM, we're seeing boot times in the region of 15 - 20 seconds. There are various things that can be done to reduce this, such as reducing the image size and using BinFS. However, for many applications, the [...]
Obviously the answer is yes. So, we've started a blog as a way to collect some of the technical themes than run through our day-to-day work which may be of interest to the wider world. Like that day-to-day work, recurring themes will be Windows Embedded, low-power solutions and the like. P.S. The best way to [...]