Gumstix Overo Windows CE 6 Spark kit offering

Aug 11, 2009 at 5:18 AM
Edited Aug 13, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Special Computing will soon be offering a Windows CE Spark kit based on the
Gumstix Overo series.
A Spark kit is a “not for commercial” use kit directed at hobbyists and

  • Full working version of Windows Embedded CE R2
  • Full version of Visual Studio Pro 2005
  • Gumstix Overo Earth, Palo LCD case and cables
  • Development Board Support Package (BSP) for Gumstix Overo
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) for Gumstix Overo
  • PC based emulator

This kit contains, basically, all the hardware and software development tools
needed to build a complete Overo based Windows CE mobile platform. This is an
excellent platform for doing both managed code (C# and Visual Basic Compact
Framework) development and native code (C/C++) development. There are several
application as well as OS design examples included.
Working support for all Overo hardware is now available including:

  • Boot loader
  • I2C driver
  • SPI driver
  • Palo button driver
  • Low power operation suspend/resume
  • 24bit Color LCD display 480X272 with backlight
  • Touch screen driver
  • SD card
  • UART serial interface driver
  • Bluetooth (Fire module)
  • WiFi (Fire module)
  • NAND Flash support
  • GPIO
  • Audio in/out
  • Ethernet
  • USB host
  • USB ActiveSync
  • USB camera
  • Smart Device Framework (SDF)
  • Much more

Information on the Spark program is at:
email for more information.

A video of the kit in action is at: