pocket pc wouldnt work on an itx because its compiled for a different processor type. pocket pc's run on the ARM processor which is a mix between x86 and a RISC processor.
Hi all, first timer here. Has anyone here tried or thought about running WinCE or variants on a Mini-ITX motherboard? I found a motherboard called LV-670M from Commell Systems that claims to be compatible to WinCE, Embedded XP, etc.
Found this via Google. Samsung 2410 Evaluation board
It's a Mini-ITX motherboard that uses an ARM cpu. Not that I could easily get a hold of one, but if I did, ..I wonder if it would work.
windows ce.net can run on a multitude of various processors. Since microsoft bumped it up to that .net designation or in 4.2 (I forget exactly when) windows ce can be used to run on x86 processors. I think the list of different supported processors is 10 or more including various arm and risc processors.
Windows CE is being marketted as an oem development tool. I think the software tool costs 900 per license and between 10 and 50 dollars for repackaging into devices. I have the windows ce 4.2 package through my college's msdnaa program (I get microsoft stuff for free) and the sucker is 6 cds cuz it has images for like a kajillion different platforms. You can use the package to create different images for the device you are building (in our case an x86 based processor) I believe that the via boards all can be run by ce.net and the boards with built in flash readers can even boot ce from them with via's fastloader utility. (no need for ide->flash adapter thingy) Unfortunately, I don't think the fastloader utility supports xpe.
Although the kernel for ce is called win32, it is different from the win32 in xp. Any software that relies on win32 API calls (this includes .net) will not be able to run on CE. This includes winamp and probably any of the software thats talked about on this board. When compiling code in visual studio.net, you have to target the ce API by downloading some tools via microsoft for free (too lazy to find link)
Media in ce is not as well supported as in xp or xpe. All the codecs and whatnot that are used on xp would have to be recompiled for the ce framework. I did run across windows media player for ce or some crud like that. I didn't read too much into it, but it did not look as robust as the regular window media player and couldn't find SDK for it either.
I am currently coding a custom frontend / UI for my carputer and I am codeveloping two versions, one to work on the CE and the other on the xp framework simply because I haven't decided which platform I want my carputer to be running although all signs point towards using xpe at this time.
Wow that is amazing although a bit 'snailey' it only uses 2.4 watts!! That is almost nothing but probably USB devices would use the lion's share of the power!!!Originally Posted by kamskii
Carputer currently 'ghettoed' into car!!!
Ampie Case with rigged extra USB
Holux GPS mouse with iGuidance 2.0
Lilliput 7" touchscreen
Netgear WG121 USB WiFi
Quick! To the Popemobile!
Would there be any advantage to use XP Embedded instead of XP Pro?
Embedded would most certainly be smaller in size, and thus should boot faster.