How to Set Up a CEPC

Windows CE .NET

A Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET PC-based hardware development platform (CEPC) is a standard development board (SDB) based on the x86 microprocessor. Unlike other SDBs, a CEPC does not have a standard hardware configuration. Because a CEPC is similar to a desktop computer, you have the flexibility to add or remove memory, hard disk drives, video cards, Ethernet cards, USB controllers, and other hardware. With the CEPC's flexible hardware configuration, you can easily evaluate Windows CE features that you are considering adding to your platform.

Hardware and Software Assumptions

  • You are familiar with how to add hardware to and remove hardware from desktop computers.
  • You are familiar with how to configure basic input/output system (BIOS) settings.

To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.

  Step Topic
1. Review the sample CEPC setup to help you design your own CEPC setup. Sample CEPC Setup
2. Familiarize yourself with the types of Ethernet connections. Ethernet Connection Options
3. Choose a supported Ethernet card for the CEPC. Choosing an Ethernet Card for a CEPC
4. Choose and test a video card for the CEPC. Choosing and Testing a Video Card for a CEPC
5. Choose other required hardware for your CEPC, such as a microprocessor, memory, floppy disk drive, and so on. Choosing Miscellaneous CEPC Hardware

See Also

CEPC How-to Topics | Board Support Packages | Supported Board Support Packages

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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