Sunday, November 22, 2009

.NET Micro Framework 4.0 for Blackfin BF518F FMC

Avnet just released a new development kit based on Analog Devices BF518F that incorporates a .NET MicroFramework 4.0 port developed by Adeneo Embedded.
Adeneo Embedded, which is engaged in .NET MicroFramework development since 2006 was selected by Analog Devices and Avnet for the development of the reference port, but also as a long term partner for supporting OEMs willing to use this development kit to jumpstart the design of their embedded device based on .NET Micro Framework.
With more than 10 years of experience in development with Microsoft Embedded technologies, Adeneo Embedded is one of the Worldwide leading System Integrator helping OEMs securing their design with Windows Embedded, Windows Mobile or .NET Micro Framework technologies. With this new strategic long term partnership with Analog Devices and Avnet, and as one of the first company worldwide providing to the market a .NET Micro Framework 4.0 port.

For more information about the Avnet BF518F FMC dev.kit, please check Avnet dedicated page, or look at the following video.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mobile Marketplace opens for 6.0 and 6.1

Microsoft finally opens its Market place for Windows Mobile applications to the 6.X mobile devices family.
- Nicolas

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Industrial Automation with Windows Embedded

With a single platform, one development environment, and real-time everywhere, Windows Embedded offers a reliable, flexible, connected, and cost-efficient foundation for industrial automation Learn during this presentation how the various Windows® Embedded operating systems can be used by OEMs to create industrial embedded devices. We will help you identify the key challenges for an Industrial Automation project and learn about available solutions, from the market trends, total cost of ownership and technical standpoints.

Online Webinars :
  • French : November 17th 2009 10:00AM - 11:00AM (register)
  • English : February 19th 2010 9:00AM - 11:00AM GMT (register)

Roadshow :
  • Columbus, OH : October 21, 2009 8:00AM – 1:00PM (register)
  • Boston, MA : October 27, 2009 8:00AM – 1:00PM (register)
  • Mountain View, CA : November 12, 2009 8:00AM – 1:00PM (register)
  • Houston, TX : November 18, 2009 8:00AM – 1:00PM (register)
  • Paris, France : December 16, 2009 9:00AM - 3:00PM (register)

- Nicolas

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Microsoft AppFab 2009 contest

Microsoft Market Place is now open, and Microsoft wants to help developers to publish their applications in this store.
The French Microsoft entity organized a contest for developers, ending by November 31th 2009. Lots of prizes to win so check out the details at

- Nicolas

Monday, November 2, 2009

USB Function profile switcher

The USB Function driver under Windows CE and Windows Mobile, allows user to change on the fly the loaded profile. It can be used as a Serial or a Mass storage device. The Serial profile (or NDIS on some Windows Mobile devices) is used to do data synchronization through ActiveSync. The Mass storage on its side allows the user to see the device internal storage as a standard USB storage device, from the host device.
To switch between the two modes, some Windows Mobile device manufacturer provides application, usually located in the Settings/Connections panel. But for Windows CE user it have to be implemented.

By calling a specific IoControl of the USB Function driver, you can tell it to load a different profile. The available profiles are listed in the registry in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\USB\FunctionDrivers] and the current active profile is specified in the DefaultClientDriver value in this registry node.

void SwitchUSBFunctionProfile(BOOL bEnableActiveSync)
DWORD dwBytes;

// Open the USB function driver

// Enable USB Function profile for activesync
swprintf(info.szName, _T("Serial_Class"));
info.szName, sizeof(info.szName), NULL, 0, &dwBytes, NULL))
// Enable USB Function for mass-storage
swprintf(info.szName, _T("Mass_Storage_Class"));
info.szName, sizeof(info.szName), NULL, 0, &dwBytes, NULL);

The defines values are located in %_WINCEROOT%\PUBLIC\COMMON\OAK\INC\usbfnioctl.h
- Nicolas