Bringing Up a Hardware Platform (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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This section contains links to information on the following:

  • Creating a board support package (BSP) and bringing up a Windows CE-based device
  • Using the sample BSPs provided in Platform Builder
  • Finding information on how to order hardware platforms for the sample BSPs

In This Section

Standard Development Board Design
Provides an overview about standard development boards (SDBs) and a pointer to the Standard Development Board Specification, which defines the form factors and hardware functionality required to develop and test your hardware platform using Windows CE 3.0 and later.
Migrating a Board Support Package
Provides an overview about BSP migration and links to topics that discuss the BSP migration process.
Developing a Board Support Package
Contains an overview about BSPs and links to topics that discuss the development process for each element of a BSP, specifically the boot loader and the OAL.
Supported Board Support Packages
Describes, in detail, the BSPs provided in Platform Builder and the process of building and downloading a run-time image for each BSP.

This section also includes ordering information for hardware platforms for the sample BSPs.

Related Sections

Migrating from an Earlier Version of Windows CE
Provides information on how to migrate a Windows CE-based platform from an earlier version of Windows CE to the current one.
Developing a Device Driver
Offers an overview of Windows CE drivers and describes the typical processes used for developing device drivers for a Windows CE-based device.
Developing an Operating System
Provides information about:
  • Using the build system
  • Creating and modifying an OS design
  • Building and downloading a run-time image
  • Configuring and building an SDK
Debugging and Testing
Provides information about debugging and testing the Windows CE operating system (OS) on a hardware platform.

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