Bringing Up a Hardware Platform (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


This section contains links to information on the following:

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

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 BSP to Windows Embedded CE 6.0

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.

Migrating from an Earlier Version of Windows Embedded CE

Provides information on how to migrate a Windows Embedded CE-based platform from an earlier version of Windows Embedded CE to the current one.

Developing a Device Driver

Offers an overview of Windows Embedded CE drivers and describes the typical processes used for developing device drivers for a Windows Embedded CE-based device.

Developing an Operating System

Provides information about:

  • Using Platform Builder for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and the build system
  • Creating and modifying an OS design
  • Building and downloading a run-time image
  • Configuring and building an SDK

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