Recently, I met a prospect who asked me on what is meant by production ready Wince BSP for a reference design and why is there so much differences in the way the BSP is sold today.  I answered him and I also thought of sharing with you our thoughts on what is meant by a production ready Windows CE BSP.  A production ready BSP should have

  1. Good field upgrade or debugging options
  2. Diagnostics for all  on board peripherals .
  3. The BSP should have passed CETK tests.
  4. Should support kernel debugging options via Serial port, Ethernet and USB slave.  This can be used to later on add any peripherals and hence debugging should be simpler.
  5. Power management features in the BSP.  Should support some sample user profiles.