Downloading the Run-Time Image to the Texas Instruments SDP2420 Development Board (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


If the boot loader is already installed on the Texas Instruments SDP2420 Development Board and you have already built the run-time image, you can download the run-time image using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable from your hub or switch to the J6 connector on the Texas Instruments SDP2420 Development Board debug board.

  2. Connect a serial cable from your PC to the J9 connector on the debug board.

  3. On your development workstation, configure your terminal emulation software (such as Microsoft HyperTerminal) to the following settings:

    Bits per second Data bits Parity Stop bits Flow control






    This enables you to see the debug output once you have downloaded the run-time image to your device.

  4. Open Visual Studio 2005.

  5. From the File menu, choose Open Project/Solution.

  6. From the Open Project dialog box, navigate to the debug or release directory in %_WINCEROOT%\OSDesigns\<project name>\RelDir, and choose the Nk.bin file.

  7. Configure a connection to the target device.

    For more information, see Configuring a Connection for Downloading and Debugging.

    Once you have configured a connection to your target device, you may need to reset the device before the download process can begin. For more information, see Resetting a Target Device.
  8. From the Target menu, choose Attach Device.

    A dialog box displays a progress indicator for the download. Click the Close button when the download is complete.

    For more information, see Downloading a Run-Time Image.

  9. Verify that you have successfully downloaded a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 image to the Texas Instruments SDP2420 Development Board.

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