Future of realtime Windows CE RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi developers,

    has anyone more detailled information about the future of Windows Embedded Compact?

    In Windows 10 IOT, there is no support for MFC anymore and also no support for realtime applications. So, this means that you will need to use Compact 2013 for RT applications. This leads to the next problem: the next x86 CPUs will only support XHCI USB and no EHCI anymore. Compact 2013 does not support XHCI at the moment.

    Will there be a XHCI support update for Windows Embedded Compact?

    Or, is this the end and we will have to become penguin users ;) ?

    Best regards,


    Friday, November 6, 2015 12:29 PM

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  • AFAIK Microsoft won't release a new version for Windows Embedded Compact.

    The current version (2013) will be supported in the next years (at least 10 years from release, so until 2023) with updates and patches.


    Paolo Patierno

    Friday, November 6, 2015 3:18 PM
  • Don't forget, end of license comes 5 years after end of support. Meaning it is available until 2028.
    Friday, November 6, 2015 10:42 PM
  • Hi Pascal,

      actually Intel's BSP for Atom BayTrail includes XHCI driver with some restriction - external hubs not supported.
    It's free and delivered in sources.

    Best regards, Igor

    Monday, November 9, 2015 8:28 AM
  • We have full  USB 3.0 XHCI stack for Windows Embedded Compact 7 / 2013. Stack is working as part of BSP for Freescale QorIQ LS1021A.
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:36 AM