Windows CE solution cuts down development time

Blue Planet is a new embedded PowerPC development platform for Microsoft Windows CE available from Embedded Planet. It is based on the Motorola PowerPC MPC8xx family, combined with board support packages from the top Windows CE system integrators, and as it is a complete development environment, developers can begin programming within hours of receiving the […]

Blue Planet is a new embedded PowerPC development platform for Microsoft Windows CE available from Embedded Planet. It is based on the Motorola PowerPC MPC8xx family, combined with board support packages from the top Windows CE system integrators, and as it is a complete development environment, developers can begin programming within hours of receiving the system.

Used with Microsoft’s Visual Studio and Win32 API set, Blue Planet is said to improve development time for embedded application developers, as well as drastically reduce time to market. The fact that all components are production-ready aids this too.

Windows CE system integrators Annasoft, BSQUARE and VenturCom are three companies which have endorsed the development platform and are now offering their integration services using this production intent environment.

Every Blue Planet development environment comprises an embedded PC-104 form factor board featuring a Motorola PowerPC 823e processor, a 640 x 480 colour LCD with touch screen panel, IR keyboard and trackball, a Windows CE image with the desktop, pocket internet explorer, pocket inbox, pocket word and standard platform builder applications, 16MB flash memory, 16MB SDRam, Ethernet controller, RS232C channel, PCMCIA channel, 16-bit sound support and other options.

This platform is recommended as a cost effective approach for handheld computing devices, point of sale terminals, control panels, factory automation and more.

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