ASUS EEE PC Running XPe, fun PC!

As part of an ongoing effort on the Windows Embedded team, our management encourages us to seek out new relevant devices to our industry to get a chance to understand these new devices and see how our products may apply.  One of these new gadgets that I felt would apply was the Asus EEE PC!  …

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Creating a Bootable WinPE Image and use it to run TAP.exe.

Last Friday, our fearless Group Program Manager, Mike Glass held the first PM Offsite for Windows Embedded, this offsite was designed for the PM team to take a break from our “day jobs” and get into deep technical depth into specific technologies the PM’s on our team are working on. One specific topic that interested…

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VIA Artigo - A New DIY Kit and Portable PC

Have fun building your own portable PC. The VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Builder Kit is designed to help DIY enthusiasts utilize all the features of the ultra compact VIA Pico-ITX motherboard. The ARTiGO includes a 1GHz VIA EPIA Pico-ITX mainboard, compact form factor chassis, power adapter and accessories. Specs: Chassis included 5.9″(L) x 4.3″(D) x 1.8″(H)…

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DSL's ICOP-6115 - Tiny, Lower Power

Periodically we like to highlight our partners in the Embedded space. Datasound Laboratories is based in the United Kingdom and focused on Single Board Computers and Touch Screen Panel PC Systems, amongst other Embedded solutions. I found this in the DSL newsletter today, it’s the the new ultra low power ICOP-6115. It measures just 100mm x 66mm…

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Using USB?

Some customers have reported some strange issues when using their USB memory sticks or drives on Feature Pack 2007. One customer in the forum wrestled with the question of why the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon would not appear in his system tray when inserting a USB Flash disk. He had both the supporting components required…

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Corsair Flash Padlock USB Drive

The Flash Padlock device is one of the most unique drives I’ve seen yet! “Hot Hardware” has a review of this device, check it out. This is an added layer of security for keeping your data safe, it’s a PIN-protected USB flash drive. The PIN needs to be entered before access to the data is…

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Interesting XPe Device from Siemens

An article today on a U.K. web site, Drives & Controls, talks about new devices from Siemens running on XP Embedded and utilizing compact flash, that was revealed at the Hannover Fair last month (billed as the world’s largest technology convention). The devices are called Simatic Embedded Automation devices and have a multiple formats. For…

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Embedded Processor Survey

Here’s an interesting survey of processors used for embedded products. The key points I gleaned from it are: 54% of the products use at least one 32bit processor. 27% of the products run “some flavor of Windows.” Nearly all applications running above 100MHz run on a “high-end OS” (i.e. Windows and Linux). Software-development tool availability…

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