Smartphones typically have an LCD graphical screen with touch input. Touch is used to take user input via windows controls such as menus and command buttons. A SIP (Software Input Panel) may also be used am on-screen keyboard. Alternatively, some phones use a small physical keyboard. Some use both. Most touchscreens are single input, that is only one point of contact can be deciphered. Multitouch is becoming a required feature. Multitouch allows not only simple zoom and rotation of images, it allows quite complexes gestures. Windows 7 supports Multitouch with suitable hardware.
A touchscreen has two uses. One is as a pointing devices, that is as a mouse. The other is to action gestures such as click, double click etc, It can be used with a finger or stylus.
Windows CE can support an LCD panel with a touchscreen; it has for many versions. Windows CE 6 R3 supports single finger gestures. My HTC phone (HTC HD2) support ...
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I got my entry in with about 24 hours to spare:
Twenty two entries were posted by the cut-off out of 75 in round 2. Three now get chosen to present at ESC in Silicon Valley later this month.
Being the Easter break (we have a 4 day weekend break over Easter: Friday to Monday) we were due to take a short vacation in the country but had to that delay that so that I could submit before leaving. I had to quickly learn how to post a video on Youtube. I used my phone to record some material, then edited it with Moviemaker. I had to subscribe to a video converter because the phone’3G video format needed changing.
My main implementation issue was that I only got the LVDS LCD panel at the last moment and discovered that I hadn’t ordered the touch screen version; and it required 12V that wasn’t available in the kit. I wrote about these in the report and will blog all of this. I got the touch panel tod ...
There are plenty of example sand how-to’s on how to build a Windows CE image, download and debug it on a target:
Sam’s Jumpstart Kit:
Where the CD is the “Solution of Fault Tolerance x86 System-on-chip” as supplied with the kit
MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder Tools
Windows CE 6 Help (Local or at MSDN) Topics:
For a CEPC .. A PC as a CE device, but applies to the Spark Kit:
How to Set Up a CEPC
The major hardware issue is the network card.
It doesn’t need a hard drive
You need a boot floppy, or create a USB boot floppy(Search for HP disk key)
Or you can set up a bootable hard drive formatte ...
2010 embeddedSPARK - Development machine setup
2010 embeddedSPARK hardware kit
2010 embeddedSPARK Challenge - Round 2
2010 embeddedSPARK Challenge hardware
Thanks Sam* for setting up this blog for me.
I intend to blog about building Windows Embedded (CE and Standard) systems and applications.
My other blog is on Windows Live that I have used for some time is: http://ce-aus.spaces.live.com/default.aspx
MCTS: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Developer
Windows CE and XP Embedded Trainer/Consultant
Embedded Systems (Micros)
I work on updating this page over time
*Sam Phung from ICOP