Chapter 3. Operating System Architecture

Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is a real-time, componentized, multithreaded operating system (OS) that supports preemptive multitasking and runs on multiple processor architectures, including ARM, Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages (MIPS), x86, and SH4. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operates in the virtual address space of 4 gigabytes (GB). The system kernel uses the upper 2 GB of virtual memory, while the active user process uses the lower 2 GB. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 supports up to 32,000 user processes, with the actual number of processes limited by the system resources. User processes include special processes that make the application programming interface (API) available for user applications. ...

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