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January 28,2003 1:30PM
From Hitex Automation
Windows CE.net Starter Kit with Embedded PC based on Super H SH4
Contact Name: Ramona Maurer
Contact Email: RMaurer@hitex.de
The Windows CE.net Starter Kit from Hitex Automation includes target hardware in the form of a high-performance low-power embedded PC, the HiCO.SH4, which is based on the
Hitachi SuperH SH4 processor. The kit has been designed to provide a concrete foothold for those wishing to get started in developing applications for the Microsoft® Windows® CE 3.0 operating system.
The Windows CE.net Starter Kit allows the implementation of wireless platforms based on the Bluetooth standard, for example. The improved response times and efficient RTOS kernel support enable the OS to be deployed in complex industrial applications. In addition, it allows the integration of web services. Windows CE.net fully supports the SH4 processor's FPU, which guarantees a fast processing of e.g. vector graphics.
The Starter Kit for Windows CE.net equips the developer with everything required for creating an application based on the powerful embedded PC, HiCO.SH4 with SuperH SH4 processor. Adaptation of the operating system’s kernel to the target hardware has already been carried out, allowing the user to immediately commence with application development. The required Microsoft development environment is integrated into the kit and it includes eMbedded Visual Tools 4.0, a demo program and C source files.
The HiCO.SH4 target hardware is suited to industrial applications and it is well known for its extremely low power consumption and high level of performance. The system comes complete with an 8 MB flash disk, 16 MB RAM and a display controller for resolutions of ¼-VGA-LCD up to XGA. Onboard interfaces include Ethernet (10BaseT), PS/2 keyboard and mouse, VGA, USB, RS232 and CAN.
The kit also contains a power supply and all cables that can be used to connect the target to the computer hosting the development environment. No other tools are necessary apart from this standard desktop PC. The comprehensive user manual describes the straightforward installation process and also includes useful information on debugging.