Standard Development Board Design

Windows CE .NET

A standard development board (SDB) is a single-board hardware development system with which you can develop and test your platform using a wide range of processors and peripherals.

An SDB can help you meet the following goals:

  • Provide a processor-only board with expansion bus for Microsoft® Windows® CE operating system (OS) testing.
  • Provide a processor-plus-peripherals board for Windows CE–based driver development and testing.
  • Provide a single-board development system that is sold by an OEM to support third-party hardware and software development. This board may also be used for Windows CE OS testing and software development.

You can gain insights into how to design your own SDB by reading the Standard Development Board Specification. To acquire your own copy of the specification, see this Microsoft Web site, and download the specification to your development workstation by selecting the link to the SDBspec.doc file on the right side of the Web page.

Note   The Standard Development Board Specification defines only the external connections, form factors, and common hardware debugging features required to develop and test your product using Windows CE 3.0 and later.

See Also

Board Support Package Development | CEPC-based SDBs | Hardware Adaptation How-to Topics | How to Create a Board Support Package

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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