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The Toradex blog encapsulates key insights and updates from our developers that would help provide an in-depth understanding of our product portfolio and its many advantages. Additionally, trends and tools are outlined in order to keep you abreast with developments at Toradex.

WannaCry Cyber Attack and its impact on WinCE


Friday, May 19, 2017

WindowsYou most likely have heard about the recent WannaCry cyber attack. With IoT, there are more and more connected embedded devices, so security is a big concern. After WannaCry, requests about security peaked, especially among Windows CE/Windows Embedded Compact users. Here's a short blog post reflecting our view.

Toradex WinCE Libraries' Evolution: The New Library Approach Explained


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WindowsOver 10 years ago, we wrote some small pieces of WinCE code in order to demonstrate different features of our computer on modules (CoM), or system on modules (SoM); for example: GPIOs, I2C, Analog Inputs (ADC), etc. With the pure demo purpose in our minds we didn’t pay attention to things like maintenance, compatibility across different modules, etc. However, these demos were used by a huge Windows Embedded Compact customer base. We received more and more support and feature requests which we then started to integrate into the demo code. As a result, we got the library package for our PXA and Tegra® based SoMs as it exists today.

Software ecosystem around Toradex System on Modules


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Software SupportSoftware support is as vital as a rugged and robust hardware for building any industrial products. In this post, I will touch upon the extensive software support around our power-efficient and compact embedded computers.

Application development on Windows Embedded Compact 2013


Thursday, March 10, 2016

WindowsWindows Embedded Compact 2013 is the latest product release in the Microsoft Embedded Compact family. It was launched in 2013 and will be supported until 2023, when the end of its life cycle is scheduled.

A major advantage of using the new Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is having the .NET Compact 3.9 and this is what we will be testing in this blog post.

Real Time Scheduler on Windows Embedded Compact


Thursday, February 18, 2016

WindowsA key distinguishing feature that makes the Windows Embedded Compact different from all other versions of Windows is its real-time scheduler. This is a very important feature to consider when developing embedded systems. It is always nice to remember the meaning of real-time in the engineering context.

Overview of Touch Solutions offered by Toradex for Windows Embedded Compact


Friday, January 8, 2016

WindowsIn this blog, I will give detailed information about the various Touch solutions offered by Toradex and introduce the concept of 'Capacitive multi-touch solution', by which you can easily use any multi-touch device on our modules with some software updates.

The Gpio Library for Toradex Computer-on-Modules (CoMs)


Friday, September 18, 2015

Library TOGGLE AN LED AND MORE

Do you remember the good old times of the 8bit microcontrollers? Using a digital IO was one of the simplest tasks you could do – one bit to select the direction and one more bit to set or request the pin level was all you needed to know.

Is Windows CE / Windows Embedded Compact the right choice for a new project? Which version?


Monday, August 3, 2015

WindowsKnow about the evolution of various versions of Windows CE/ Windows Embedded Compact and Toradex support for these versions. Also, explore the suitability of these various versions for your embedded product development.

Having a USB tête-à-tête with your embedded device


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Windows Even in the days of the Internet of Things sometimes you still need to access and control your embedded device from a local connection. Maybe you don't want to do some critical configuration or data exchange over the network for security reasons, or you need a special maintenance interface for your device. In this article, I will share some thoughts of how you could talk to your embedded device over USB.

Evolution of the Toradex CE Libraries


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Library LESSONS LEARNED FROM BUILDING AND MAINTAINING LEGACY SOFTWARE

If you are one of our customers who use the Toradex Windows CE code libraries, you might have noticed that there are now two different versions available for download. I want to tell you the story behind this update and finally encourage you to use the new API.