Bringing Up a Hardware Platform (Windows CE 5.0)

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This section contains links to information on the following:

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

In This Section

  • 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 Board Support Package
    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 CE
    Provides information on how to migrate a Windows CE-based platform from an earlier version of Windows CE to the current one.
  • Developing a Device Driver
    Offers an overview of Windows CE drivers and describes the typical processes used for developing device drivers for a Windows CE-based device.
  • Developing an Operating System
    Provides information about:
    • Using the build system
    • Creating and modifying an OS design
    • Building and downloading a run-time image
    • Configuring and building an SDK
  • Debugging and Testing
    Provides information about debugging and testing the Windows CE operating system (OS) on a hardware platform.

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