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Building a Windows Embedded CE6 Image for Trizeps5 from Scratch

This application note will guide you through the steps needed, to create an own Windows Embedded CE 6 image. This is demonstrated for a BSP for Trizeps V, but the steps will almost also apply for other Trizeps-boards.


First of all you need to install Microsoft's Platform Builder for Windows Embedded CE 6.0:

  1. Visual Studio 2005
  2. Visual Studio SP1 (Service Pack 1)
  3. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 (Platform-Builder Plug-In for Visual Studio 2005)
  4. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 SP1 (Service Pack 1)
  5. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 Update
  6. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3
  7. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Cumulative Product Update Rollup Package (through 12/31/2012)
  8. Remaining Windows CE 6.0 QFEs

If asked during install for which platforms, you must select ARMV4I and XScale. If you already have an installation, you can add those platform, by running the Platform-Builder installer. Before using the latest Trizeps-BSP, update the Platform-Builder usingWindows Embedded CE Downloads.
Install the Keith&Koep BSP for Trizeps V.

Creating a new Project

  • Start Visual Studio 2005 and select File –> New Project..

  • Select Platform Builder CE 6.0, OS Design as project-type and give your project a name. In this example, we will use CE6Demo.

  • Follow the instructions of the OS Design Wizard.

  • Select the Board-Support-Packages you want to use this project with; i.e. you might want to add TR4CONXS to add support for the Trizeps4-BSP. Since this example uses Trizeps5, select TR5CONXS.

  • Select a design-template that matches your needs.

  • The following New Platform Wizard-pages allow us to add further components. Don't worry too much if you forgot to select a component here. Adding and removing components can be done later. In this example add ActiveSync. This is a nice tool, you would probably want and need for debugging your application.

  • Add Wired Local Area Networking to support the ethernet-chip of the Trizeps5.

  • Now the wizard is done.

  • Depending on components added, some security warnings might get displayed

Modify a Project

After the OS Design Wizard has generated a new workspace, you may want to do some modifications. <columns> NEWCOL On the left you see the Catalog Items View. If this window is not shown, use View –> Other Windows –> Catalog Items View to add it. This view will show which catalog-items are included into your Windows Embedded CE Image.

  • A green check-mark shows that an item is included.
  • A green box indicates that an item was included because of an dependancy.
  • A red cross indicates that an item could not be included because of missing dependanies.

To add an item check a box. Let's add some drivers:

  • Wave Driver
  • Trizeps Framebuffer Device (with Cached Mode and High-Color set)
  • Select the display-type. The ConXS-evaluation-board uses an LTA065A041F.
  • KuK Extras
  • VNC Server
  • Select No keyboard (dummy)
  • DM9000 Ethernet-Controller
  • PCMCIA/Compact Flash
  • PCF8593 ( This is the RTC mounted on the ConXS)
  • Trizeps Serial Port
  • IPSM4000
  • Trizeps SDMMC
  • Trizeps SDMMC (on board)
  • UCB Touch
  • Trizeps USB Slave
  • USB Host

After adding the drivers you might note, that there are two crosses at Trizeps SDMMC. If you want to know why they got excluded, do a mouse right-click on the item and select Reasons for Exclusion of Item.
In this case you only need to add SD Memory.

</columns> Never forget to choose RAM-based Registry (SYSGEN_FSREGRAM).

If you select PCMCIA/CompactFlash don't forget to select the Compact Flash / PC Card Storage (ATADISK) catalog-item.
When you want to use ActiveSync, you should include USB Function Clients –> serial component.
You might also want to add the USB Storage Class Driver, so that you can plug USB-memory-sticks.

Build a Project

If you think you are done with your modifications, call Build –> Build Solution.

Wait. . . . . .

After several minutes the build should complete with:

Three files are generated:

  • nk_ram.nb0 ( Image will be loaded to RAM and execute).
  • nk_rom.nb0 ( Image will be stored to flash (uncompressed); view Flash Division of Trizeps I to VI, because this file is usually too large).
  • nk_zip.nb0 ( Image will be stored to flash (compressed))

What's next

After your created those images you may proceed to download them to your Trizeps-module. Take a look at the bootloader documentation for information on how to do this.

In the next step you might want to add further features or delete some to reduce size or licensing cost.


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