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 [...]
What is it?: It's Windows 7 sliced and diced and, indeed, a little spiced up for use in embedded devices And it differs from Windows 7 how, exactly?: It's componentized, so it's smaller and can be booted from a solid state device. It has "embedded enabling features", plus its own tools to create and deploy [...]
We are now delighted to be running Microsoft's official 2-dayhands-on training course Building Embedded Devices with Windows Embedded Standard 7. Dates on the Windows Embedded training index page. The first two classes are at Microsoft, Reading - we hope to see you there...
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