среда, 20 мая 2015 г.

How to build .NET Micro Framework 4.3 CLR for STM32F4Discovery

The problem: last available .NET Micro Framework pre-built CLR version for STM32F4Discovery is 4.2. It has some issues with debugging and lacks support for a few important components (like 1-Wire interface).

вторник, 24 февраля 2015 г.

How to boot Image Builder Wizard from network and deploy Windows Embedded Standard 7/8

An opportunity to deploy Windows systems using local network exists, there is nothing new here. Known way for desktop Windows systems is to perform the following steps:
  1. Setup Windows Deployment Services role on Windows Server.
  2. Add boot and install images.
  3. Boot up "boot image" using PXE.
  4. Select "install image" and deploy it.
I'm not covering very rich Windows Deployment Services and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit functionality here; the description above is only to show the problem.

The problem

The problem is you cannot initially deploy Windows Embedded Standard (WES) this way. Why?
WDS and MDT require fully functional install.wim (install image) to deploy an OS successfully.
WES is component system unlike traditional Windows; thus there is no fully functional install.wim.

вторник, 10 февраля 2015 г.

WIMBoot vs Windows Embedded Industry 8.1 + performance tests on Intel NUC DC3217IYE

With Windows 8.1 Update Microsoft has released WIMBoot technology that is very useful on tablets with 16 or 32 GB SSD. I was wondering if WIMBoot correctly works with Windows Embedded Industry 8.1 Lockdown Features such as Unified Write Filter with HORM because WIMBoot definitely modifies file/disk subsystem. Unfortunately, I cannot find any documentation/white paper that can clarify the problem.

четверг, 5 февраля 2015 г.

Using TK-102b GPS tracker to locate flown away quad

How to find flown-away quadrocopter? The problem is definitely actual for FPV quads which can fly away apart from pilot up to several kilometers.
As for me, any radio beacons are not so good, I think the best way to do it is to use GPS/GSM tracker. Widely known TK-102 is a good choice because of low price and wide functionality. I thought it will be ideal but...