USB Host

Jul 10, 2008 at 2:19 AM
Hi All,
  First I would like to say this looks like an awesome project.  I was using the gumstix with linux and I am happy to move onto a Windows environment to be able to run c# code.  My appreciation to all who did the project.

My question is: Does Windows CE support usb as a true USB host; that is would I be able to talk to a Garmin GPS over usb from the verdex running CE?

Thanks in advance for any help,

Jul 10, 2008 at 5:07 PM
The Verdex and this project does support USB host operation. But that is not the whole story, you may need an intermediate USB CE device driver which may or may not be supported by Garmin.
Most USB based GPS devices that I have seen use a "virtual" serial port, which implies a "Communication Device Class" support. You might want to research this some more.