Pro Windows Embedded Compact 7: Producing Device Drivers

Pro Windows Embedded Compact 7: Producing Device Drivers

by Abraham Kcholi

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the natural choice for developing sophisticated, small-footprint devices for both consumers and the enterprise. For this latest version, a number of significant enhancements have been made, most notably the ability to run multi-core processors and address more than the 512 MB of memory constraint in previous versions.

Using familiar developer tools, Pro Windows Embedded Compact 7 will take you on a deep-dive into device driver development. You’ll learn how to set up your working environment, the tools that you’ll need and how to think about developing for small devices before quickly putting theory into practice and developing your own first driver from the ground up.

As you delve deeper into the details of driver development, you’ll learn how to master hardware details, deal with I/O and interrupts, work with networks, and test and debug your drivers ready for deployment—all in the company of an author who's been working with Windows CE for more than a decade.

Packed with code samples, Pro Windows Embedded Compact 7 contains everything you'll need to start developing for small footprint devices with confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430241799
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 12/12/2011
Series: Expert's Voice in Windows
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Abraham (Avi) Kcholi holds a bachelor of science degree in pure mathematics from the London School of Economics. He has developed time critical systems, GIS infrastructure components, and command and control systems for military and industrial automation based on Windows CE technologies since 1998, and Windows XP Embedded technologies since 2004. Some of his projects include designing medical and GIS systems for military usage and creating the 2008 classroom materials for the SPARK initiative. Avi also develops and teaches courses on Windows programming covering technologies such as MFC, COM+, .NET, and Windows Embedded.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started

  1. Introduction to Device Driver Development for Embedded OSs
  2. Development Environments—The Tools of the Trade

Part II: Fundamentals

  1. Design your Device Driver First!
  2. Mastering the Hardware Details
  3. Dealing with Device Driver Registry Settings

Part III: Device Driver Types

  1. Understanding Device Drivers
  2. The Essence of Stream Device Drivers

Part IV: Device Driver I/O Essentials

  1. Device Driver I/O and Interrupts
  2. Device I/O Control Handling
  3. Network Device Drivers

Part V: Debugging and Testing

  1. Debugging Device Driver Code
  2. Using CTK to Develop Test Code

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