Embedded World was pretty interesting, the last time I attended the event was about four years ago. I spent time on the Microsoft booth talking with people about tools and technology which was excellent, and also managed to grab some time to walk around the show floor – it was good to see so much hardware running on Windows Embedded operating systems!
During the course of the event there were a number of ‘common’ questions – here’s the list:
Q: Are there any JVMs for Windows CE that support running local Java applications and Java content in the Windows CE browser.
A: Yes, there are a number of examples, here’s one from bSquare – http://www.bsquare.com/products/jemce/
Q: Do you have a list of supported BSPs for Windows CE 5.0
A: Yes, here’s a link to useful web sites –
Supported Drivers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/usewinemb/ce/drivers/supdrivers
Supported Processors: http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/usewinemb/ce/supproc
Supported BSPs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/usewinemb/ce/bsp/supbsps
Q: What are the graphics options for Windows CE ?
A: There are a number of options:
GDI (Win32 for typical application development)
DirectX (D3D etc…) – great for games
OpenGL ES (3rd Party solution) – a port of OpenGL to Windows CE