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looking for an embedded solution

Started by Unknown July 8, 2005
i hope this is not OT.
I need to port an application for pocket pc on a single board computer.
The huge problem is gprs connectivity, on the pda(eten p300 gsm/gprs) i
can easily connect using pocket pc API.
How can i reach this on a sbc?
Is there a ready to use solution, with integrated gprs(with wince
installed)?
Maybe a pc104 sbc with a gprs pc104 module?
Thanks in advance
Andrea


> I need to port an application for pocket pc on a single board computer. > The huge problem is gprs connectivity, on the pda(eten p300 gsm/gprs) i
Can't you attach a GPRS-capable cellphone via USB, or perhaps a PCMCIA GPRS card?
On 8 Jul, in article
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     larwe@larwe.com wrote:

>> I need to port an application for pocket pc on a single board computer. >> The huge problem is gprs connectivity, on the pda(eten p300 gsm/gprs) i > >Can't you attach a GPRS-capable cellphone via USB, or perhaps a PCMCIA >GPRS card?
Recently did some looking on the subject if you look for GSM/GPRS modules you can find PCMCIA, PC104, serial external and many other variants. However my basic view is PCMCIA and USB are commodity products don't expect the same software and/or hardware model in 6 months time. A software version control and maintenance nightmare. PCMCIA on PC104 means getting an adapter board which are not always supported under wince. PC104 are available but are expensive 5 - 10 times the cost of USB/PCMCIA but likely to be around longer. Not seen much wince support for them. Serial external, minimal software and with TCP/IP stacks on some, likely to be around for longer and 2 - 3 times cost of PCMCIA/USB devices. Email direct if you want further details. -- Paul Carpenter | paul@pcserviceselectronics.co.uk <http://www.pcserviceselectronics.co.uk/> PC Services <http://www.gnuh8.org.uk/> GNU H8 & mailing list info <http://www.badweb.org.uk/> For those web sites you hate
Thank you for the reply, after hours of research on google i think i
will use a via mini-itx
with usb or cf GPRS modem.
Thanks again
Andrea