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Professional Windows® Embedded Compact 7 by Thierry Joubert, David Jones, Samuel Phung

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COMPACT 7 BOOTLOADER FRAMEWORK

A new bootloader is released as part of the new Platform Builder for Compact 7 resources. This new bootloader framework provides the foundation, with common code shared by all processors supported by Platform Builder for Compact 7, including ARM, MIPS, and x86. Using this new bootloader framework as the foundation, you can develop a full-featured bootloader to support your hardware.

This new bootloader includes all features needed to support the development environment and device for distribution. You can configure it dynamically to accomplish the following:

  • Configure to launch a Compact 7 OS run-time image from local storage.
  • Configure to launch the built-in Ethernet loader, to send BOOTME messages to establish connectivity with a Platform Builder development station and initiate TFTP to download an OS run-time image from the development station.
  • Configure network settings.
  • Configure a static IP address and save configured IP address settings.
  • Configure KITL settings.
  • Configure VMINI settings.
  • Configure display settings.
  • Configure serial debug port settings.

The source code for this new bootloader framework is provided as part of the Platform Builder for Compact 7 software. The common code shared by different processors are provided in the following directory:

$(_PLATFORMROOT)\COMMON\SRC\COMMON\BLDR

The new bootloader codes specific to the CEPC BSP are provided in the following directory:

$(_PLATFORMROOT)\CEPC\SRC\BOOT

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