Developing an OEM Adaptation Layer (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


An OEM adaptation layer (OAL) is a layer of code that resides between the Windows Embedded CE kernel and the hardware of your target device. It facilitates communication between your operating system (OS) and your target device and includes code to handle interrupts, timers, generic I/O control codes (IOCTLs), and so on.

OEM Adaptation Layer

Provides an overview about an OAL, the kernel libraries and the event tracking subsystem.

Kernel Independent Transport Layer

Provides an overview of the kernel independent transport layer (KITL).

Production-Quality OAL

Contains information about the production-quality OAL available in Windows Embedded CE, which provides an improved level of OAL componentization through code libraries, directory structures, and consistent architecture across processor families and hardware platforms.

How to Develop an OEM Adaptation Layer

Describes the process for creating an OAL that interacts with custom device hardware.

OEM Adaptation Layer Reference

Contains links to topics that list the OAL programming elements.

Developing a Boot Loader

Provides an overview about boot loaders and contains links to topics that discuss the following: in depth overview of boot loader, the boot loader development process, and a reference section for the boot loader programming elements.

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 a Board Support Package

Contains an overview about board support packages (BSPs) and links to topics that discuss the development process for each of the elements contained in a BSP.

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