Microsoft

Windows® XP Embedded

Supported Architectures: x86

With Windows XP Embedded you have the power of a componentized
form of Windows XP Professional. Windows XPe is designed to help you reduce development time and costs due to its compatibility with commodity PC hardware, applications, drivers, and services; in addition to familiar development tools like Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005.

Windows XPe Embedded Enabling Features

Windows XP Embedded includes many specific embedded enabling features that help optimize the operating system for embedded devices:

  • Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) to protect Disc Volumes
  • Remote Boot Service to Boot and Configure Devices Over a Network
  • Hibernate Once/Resume Many (HORM) for “Instant On” Experience
  • System Cloning Tool Streamlines Manufacturing Process
  • Device Update Agent (DUA) to Service a Run-Time Image Remotely

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Componentized version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional: Real-time performance (with third-party add-ins)
  • Scalable footprint: 12,000 components available, 40 MB at smallest
  • X86 processor architecture: Supports multicore processors

Feature Pack 2007

  • Smaller Footprint: Re-factored Windows Internet Explorer®6, increased componentization and component
    size reduction, reduced interdependencies
  • New Embedded Enabling Features: USB 2.0 boot, File Based Write Filter (FBWF)
  • More compatibility with Microsoft® Desktop and Server Technologies
  • Enhanced Windows Embedded Studio® Tools

APPLICATION AREAS

Retail POS, ATM, Advanced STB, LOB Thin Clients, Test and Measurements, Kiosk, Home Media Gateway, Medical
Systems

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Windows® XP Embedded

  • Componentized version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional: Choose drivers, services, and applications
    to include in your final embedded operating system image to help reduce OS size.
  • Pre-existing design templates: Focus development resources on differentiating your product
  • Windows XP Professional Win32 APIs: Use standard hardware and run standard off-the-shelf Win32 applications, drivers, or services with little or no porting required
  • Robust serviceability and manageability: Provide enterprise-class manageability, and customer-level device protection with security updates
  • Windows XP Professional security features, including built-in firewalls: Easily integrate robust security features into your device
  • Familiar application development tools: Over 6
    million developers
  • Integrated board support: Reduce development time
  • IP Indemnification: Help reduce litigation risk for device makers, Uncapped monetary intellectual property indemnification by Microsoft

Windows® XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007

  • Footprint reduction: Helps achieve a more optimal embedded image by using only the components necessary and reduce BOM costs
  • More embedded enabling features: Extends the underlying functionality and optimizes the performance,
    improved servicing and diagnostics, and the ability to selectively protect individual files and folders
  • Support for .NET Framework V2.0 and SQL Express, plus a new command line scripting tool: Increase productivity and reduce time-to-market
  • Continued improvements of Integration with Microsoft desktop and server technologies: Enhance the ability to innovate and create differentiated devices for a broad range of device categories with a rapid time-to-market and reduced development costs

AVAILABILITY

Available Now. Try Before You Buy!

Get the evaluation version of Windows XP Embedded at
www.microsoft.com.

Contact Information

Microsoft

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052
USA

tele: 425.882.8080
fax: 425.936.7329
www.microsoft.com

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