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embedded Spark 2010 Summer ChallengeHW Correction (The board)
Task: Install Windows Embedded Standard 7 to the Advantech AIMB-212 (Intel Atom N450) 1.66 GHz Mini-ITX Board
.. As supplied for round 2 of the Microsoft embedded Spark 2010 Summer Challenge: Build a Media device using WES 7.
Creating an x86 (32 bit) installation
Using a USB Memory stick as the installation media. (See previous blog on how to set this up).
Using a SATA Laptop Hard drive as the installation media.
Initial functionality: Windows Media plus a USB HDMI Digital TV tuner.
Also adding a Wacom MultitouchTouchpad and a Winstars USB 2.0 HD Video/Audio adapter.
Step 1: Windows 7
As discussed in previous blog, I install the desktop version of the operating system first.
That is with XP Embedded, I install XP. With WES7 I install Windows 7.
I then make sure all of the required drivers, including 3rd party devices (in this case the USB TV device) work on the system.
I am using a hard drive from another embedded system (also WES 7) that has some existi ...
Try Windows 7 first
Having specified the required solution (as submitted in Round 1 of the embedded Challenge), and purchased (or been given as with the embedded Challenge) the required hardware, the next step is make sure the system can do what is specified. Given that the solution platform is Windows Embedded Standard 7 which is really Windows 7 plus some specialised features (EEFs), my recommendation is to tests things by installing Windows 7 to the system first. This will enable you to test all drivers and additional software before developing the system. This platform can also be used for custom application development; indeed you could install Visual Studio to it and do full insitu development. If this installation is left of the development machine, then you can multi-boot between Win7 and WES7 when resolving issues. Also where there are problems with drivers under WES7 you can use the Driver Store* folder in Win 7 to get the correct driver. That can be the case for some drivers which are not ...
A USB Memory stick (or USB Hard drive) can be configured as bootable drive with the contents of an OS installation DVD
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The case is made of Perspex sides. The parts interlock together. I put it together in a temporary mode by slotting it together and then applying tape across the edges. I’ll glue it together later.
Note that the back is a thinner side and so the slots are smaller on that side.
I assembled it as follows: (As in the Image Album above).
Peel off protective cover for inside sides. I left the outside protected for now.
Attach the top to the 3 sides other than the back
Insert the long nylon screws through the base and place spaces inside on the screws.
Place the board on the screws and position on top of the spaces. Screw on and moderately tighten the nuts.
Attach/insert any board additions, or hard drives/CF.
You might like to test the board now
Attach the bottom to box.
The space on the rear side for the lugs around the DB25 and VGA connecto ...
The Kit as supplied to Round 2 participants in the embedded Spark 2010 Summer Challenge: Build a media device using Windows Embedded Standard 2007
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The Advantech AIMB-212 Kit
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The Kit in container box
The kit opened
The kit opened.. again
The board from front
The board from left side
The board from the back
The board from above and back
The board from right side
The board from below
From Below again (better picture)
The board from above
The box to be assembled
A nice simple Perspex assembly
The power pack and cables
Note Car lighter adapter at top
Main power lead at bottom
The power adapter in middle and Regulated 12v cable (goes to board)
The power pack from front ...
If you have MSDN Premium (or above) or MSDN Embedded you can now download the non-trial version of WES7 from MSDN Subscriber downloads.
Unlike the trial version where the DVDs are downloaded as up to 8 part files (rar) files each, the MSDN version is the DVD ISOs.
Note the trial version is available from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads/default.mspx.
Runtime images created by the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Evaluation will run for 30 days with no product key and 180 days with a product key.
You get a key when you register for download
Reading between the lines, the IBW (32 and 64 bit) are different for trial and full versions whereas the Tookit (ICE) just requires a different key.
ICW: Image Configuration Wizard (There are 32 bit and a 64 bit versions)
It works like a typical OS installer, just that there are more options
ICE: Image Co ...