About Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3?
Windows Embedded CE is a small-footprint 32-bit operating system that integrates reliable real-time capabilities with advanced Windows technologies. This proven OS allows you to build a wide range of devices that deliver immersive user experiences and rich connected experiences on four different CPU architectures: ARM, MIPS, *SH4, and x86.
Windows Embedded CE provides embedded developers with a unified set of tools to configure, build, debug, and deploy customized Windows Embedded CE-based operating systems. This fully integrated development environment (IDE) includes an ARM Emulator to enable parallel development of both hardware and software, a development tool called Platform Builder which customizes the Visual Studio development toolkit to build customized embedded OS designs based on Windows Embedded CE.
A Windows Embedded CE–based device typically is designed for a specific use, not general purpose. The componentized features in Windows Embedded CE are optimized for mobile devices that require one or more of the following: advanced power management capabilities, for small foot-print devices with limited memory and processing resources, next-generation devices that have rich user experience,networking, and communication trequirements, or for real-time devices that require deterministic responses to interrupts.
Examples of Windows CE-based devices include:
* Industrial automation products such as process management, Human Machine Interface panels, remote control devices, and robots
* Connected multimedia devices such as: connected internet devices, set top boxes, and personal media players Scalable wireless technologies to flexibly connect mobile devices, such as hand-held GPS, remote metering, and networked media devices
* Medical devices including, blood glucose meters, monitoring devices, and ultrasound equipment
Because Windows Embedded CE is a componentized operating system, you can create a custom version of the OS and applications that scales to your needs; optimizing the size of the footprint of the device, and utilizing only the key technologies needed for your scenario. Using the Windows Embedded CE development tool called Platform Builder (a plugin into Visual Studio 2005 for CE 6.0 R3), you can create a customized version of the OS, called an "image," that you then download onto your device hardware for debugging. If your hardware is not available yet, you can run your image and debug your applications on the included ARM emulator. That allows the end-user application developer and the system software developer to work in parallel on the same project.
With broad wireless support for personal area networks (WPAN), local area networks (WLAN), wide area networks (WWAN)—including Bluetooth and 802.11—, and cellular networks (GSM/GPRS, CDMA), a Windows Embedded CE-based device can stay connected anywhere, anytime. Support for local and network security features means that data produced, consumed, stored, and transmitted by these devices stays secured in a mobile environment.
Windows Embedded CE offers core operating services to support demanding real-time embedded designs across a wide range of devices. For example, embedded developers can enable highly responsive and efficient system performance with hard real-time operating system (RTOS) kernel support. Read the 3rd party report that validates Windwos Embedded CE as real-time based on a series of independent tests.
* SH4 is supported through Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2.
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