From the Back Cover
Building Powerful Platforms with Windows CE is a comprehensive, practical guide on the use of the Microsoft Windows CE<©> Platform Builder. Drawing on the authors' extensive industry experience, this book provides proven methods and real-world advice for the complete system integration of Windows CE on various platforms. It also examines how to adapt Windows CE to support a platform's unique features.
This book describes the Windows CE architecture in depth, explaining the rationale behind its design. It shows how to use the Platform Builder to quickly create a custom build of the Windows CE kernel and explores the complex and powerful Windows CE build process. Extensive information is provided on designing, implementing, and debugging Windows CE device drivers. A utility called the Driver Mapper is presented as an example device driver that doubles as a valuable tool for debugging device drivers on standard CE devices (e.g., H/PC<©>, H/PC Pro<©>, and Palm-sized PC<©> devices.
Other valuable features include the following:
- A project leader and manager's guide to the steps involved in completing a CE custom platform project
- Creating and debugging a CE boot loader
- Modifying the Platform Builder's OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL) sample source to work with a newly developed platform.
- An introduction to writing CE display drivers.
- Automated testing with the Windows CE Device Driver Test Toolkit (DDTK)
- A simplified, automated build process for creating ROM images
If you want to get Windows CE running on your platform, you will find this hands-on guide an indispensable resource for accelerating your progress and saving you much frustration!
About the Author
James Y. Wilson is Director of Software Engineering at Cruise Technologies, Inc., and has over ten years experience in developing Windows NT, 9X drivers and embedded system software from conception to delivery. Aspi Havewala has extensive experience in developing and debugging device drivers for Windows NT and 9x in real-time applications. He is Section Manager/Lead Engineer developing Windows CE systems for Motorola's Land Mobile Products Sector. The authors developed the first CE-based wireless Windows terminal.