How to Set Up a CEPC (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


A Windows Embedded CE PC-based hardware platform (CEPC) is a standard development board (SDB) based on the x86 microprocessor. Unlike other SDBs, a CEPC does not have a standard hardware configuration. Because a CEPC is similar to a desktop computer, you have the flexibility to add or remove memory, hard disk drives, video cards, Ethernet cards, USB controllers, and other hardware. With the CEPC's flexible hardware configuration, you can easily evaluate Windows Embedded CE features that you are considering adding to your OS design.

  • You are familiar with how to add hardware to and remove hardware from desktop computers.
  • You are familiar with how to configure basic input/output system (BIOS) settings.

To set up a CEPC, follow the steps in the table below.

Step Topic

1. Review the sample CEPC setup to help you design your own CEPC setup.

Sample CEPC Setup

2. Familiarize yourself with the types of Ethernet connections.

Ethernet Connection Options

3. Choose a supported Ethernet card for the CEPC.

Choosing an Ethernet Card for a CEPC

4. Choose and test a video card for the CEPC.

Choosing and Testing a Video Card for a CEPC

5. Choose other required hardware for your CEPC, such as a microprocessor, memory, floppy disk drive, and so on.

Choosing Miscellaneous CEPC Hardware

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