Configuring a Serial Remote Connection (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


You can use a serial port connection to download or debug a run-time image.

For target devices that do not have an Ethernet connection, download and debug by using multiple serial ports. To download through a serial port, a serial boot loader is required. A serial boot loader (Sboot.bin) is provided on the x86 boot floppy disk. For more information about boot loaders, see Boot Loaders.

During the boot sequence, you must choose the serial download option.

  1. Start the target device.

  2. Connect a null modem cable from the development workstation to the COM2 serial port on the target device.

    For information about the null modem cable, see Null Modem Cable Architecture.

  3. From the Target menu, choose Connectivity Options to open the Target Device Connectivity Options window.

  4. Under Device Configuration, choose Add Device. Type a descriptive name for the device, and choose Add.

  5. Under Service Configuration, choose Kernel Service Map. In the Target Device box, choose the descriptive name.

  6. From the Download list, select Serial, and then choose the Settings button.

    The following table shows the settings to select in the Serial Download Settings window.

    Field Setting


    COM port (into which you plugged the null modem cable)

    Baud Rate


    Data Bits




    Flow Control


    Stop Bits


  7. To complete the remote connection configuration process and close the Serial Download Settings dialog box, choose OK.

  8. To save your settings, choose Apply, and then choose Close.

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