none
windows CE as RTOS RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking for an RTOS for building home projects.  For hardware the thought is a PC-104 stack.  Is Windows CE a viable solution?

    thanks for your time


    ~jag77 We need to know what a dragon is before we study its anatomy. (Bryan Kelly, 2010)
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:43 AM

Answers

  • How many days, or weeks, will depend on your starting point and your goal.   If you have a BSP and drivers for all of the boards in your PC-104 stack, it could go very quickly.   The more that you have to develop the more you will need to learn and the more time it will take.
    Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
    Senior Engineer
    Bruce.Eitman AT Eurotech DOT com
    My BLOG http://geekswithblogs.net/bruceeitman

    Eurotech Inc.
    www.Eurotech.com
    • Marked as answer by JAG77 Friday, September 16, 2011 1:36 AM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:44 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Basically, WinCE is a RTOS but as all of the other RTOS, you need to fine tune the thread priority and the platform in order to control the latency.
    You could always use ILTIMING utility (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee483144.aspx) to estimate the interrupt latency of your platform.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:45 AM
  • This will be for a home project and a learning experience.  I don't expect to have critical timing requirements. 

    How many hours will a neophyte CE engineer need to get the basic system up and running such that it can perform digital and analog I/O and communicate va TCP/IP? 


    ~jag77 We need to know what a dragon is before we study its anatomy. (Bryan Kelly, 2010)
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:33 AM
  • How many days, or weeks, will depend on your starting point and your goal.   If you have a BSP and drivers for all of the boards in your PC-104 stack, it could go very quickly.   The more that you have to develop the more you will need to learn and the more time it will take.
    Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
    Senior Engineer
    Bruce.Eitman AT Eurotech DOT com
    My BLOG http://geekswithblogs.net/bruceeitman

    Eurotech Inc.
    www.Eurotech.com
    • Marked as answer by JAG77 Friday, September 16, 2011 1:36 AM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:44 AM
    Moderator
  • Good point.  I will look at some of the various CPU boards and the peripherial boards with that in mind.
    ~jag77 We need to know what a dragon is before we study its anatomy. (Bryan Kelly, 2010)
    Friday, September 16, 2011 1:37 AM