Newbie seeking help on Win CE installation, getting started.

Hello frineds,

I am newbie to WinCE. I want to get beginners help on every thing to get started with my OMAP-L138 EVM form logic PD, CCS5.1, StarterWare.

1.  What files should I download and from where . How to install them on to OMAPL-138 EVM using SD card/USB memory stick.  First I want to try the royalty free

2.  Is it possible to work on DSP side with StarterWare (non-OS) and ARM9 side with StarterWare (WinCE)? If yes, How to communicate between them? How to run StarterWare example program on top of WinCE? Where can I get sample example projects files for ARM9?

3. Whats the difference between Win CE6 and Compact 7? Which is more appropriate for my new design since  my ARM9 /OMAPL138 should abe able to interface USB-DAQ board , should be able to connect to another Laptop on peer-to-peer ethernet connection , should be able to provide graphical UI using .NET frame work(C/C++,Visual studio 2005) on ARM9 side.

Please reply soon with proper links to the sources.

Thank you in advance.

Yours frined,


Be brave and be sincere; then follow any path with devotion, and you must reach
God. Once lay hold of one link of the chain, and the whole chain must come by degrees.
Water the roots of the tree (that is, reach the Lord), and the whole tree is watered.
Getting the Lord, we get all.

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1 Reply

  • Mahesh, You should really make your post her: for starterware as opposed to the WinCE forum.  You can also go to the TI Embedded Processor Wiki for general information.  Here is a link on the wiki for the Starterware and includes the "Getting Started Guide" and has really good search.  Sorry I can move your post over to the Starterware forum for you.