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Pro Windows Embedded Compact 7

Producing Device Drivers

By Abraham Kcholi

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This book is the natural choice for developers who want to create sophisticated small-footprint devices for both consumer and enterprise use. After significant upgrades from Microsoft, Windows Embedded Compact 7 is more powerful than ever, as you'll discover in this carefully focused deep-dive.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4179-9
  • 296 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: December 20, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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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.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the internals of Windows Embedded
  • Know how the Windows Embedded Compact device driver model works
  • Plan and design your device driver from scratch
  • Develop stream interface device drivers
  • Learn how to develop NDIS network device drivers
  • Debug and test device drivers for quality and performance

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to develop device drivers. While primarily focused on driver development, it also provides useful insights for both application developers and BSP developers.

Table of Contents

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
Source Code/Downloads

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