Monday, July 17, 2006
Embedded Computer Running Windows CE 5.0
If you are looking for a small embedded computer to control all your cool external electronic gadgets, be sure to check out the XScale-Mini by RLC. It contains an Intel XScale PXA270 RISC processor and comes with a variety of IO ports - USB, RS-232, analog inputs, stereo audio output, etc. More importantly, it runs the Windows CE 5.0 Operating System and comes with .NET Compact Framework 2.0 preinstalled, which means that you can write your applications using the familar VB or C# languages (using Visual Studio 2005). You can connect the XScale-Mini to an external touch-screen LCD and I can think of housing this in my car. Well, there are so many possibilities and I think you will have a lot more ideas. Check out the many boards on RLC's website and find one that suits your purpose. Did I mention that the XScale-Mni cost $749 (without the screen)?