Linux: Embedded Development

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Learn
  • Use the Yocto Project in the embedded Linux development process
  • Get familiar with and customize the bootloader for a board
  • Discover more about real-time layer, security, virtualization, CGL, and LSB
  • See development workflows for the U-Boot and the Linux kernel, including debugging and optimization
  • Understand the open source licensing requirements and how to comply with them when cohabiting with proprietary programs
  • Optimize your production systems by reducing the size of both the Linux kernel and root filesystems
  • Understand device trees and make changes to accommodate new hardware on your device
  • Design and write multi-threaded applications using POSIX threads
  • Measure real-time latencies and tune the Linux kernel to minimize them
About

Embedded Linux is a complete Linux distribution employed to operate embedded devices such as smartphones, tablets, PDAs, set-top boxes, and many more. An example of an embedded Linux distribution is Android, developed by Google.

This learning path starts with the module Learning Embedded Linux Using the Yocto Project. It introduces embedded Linux software and hardware architecture and presents information about the bootloader. You will go through Linux kernel features and source code and get an overview of the Yocto Project components available.

The next module Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook takes you through the installation of a professional embedded Yocto setup, then advises you on best practices. Finally, it explains how to quickly get hands-on with the Freescale ARM ecosystem and community layer using the affordable and open source Wandboard embedded board.

Moving ahead, the final module Mastering Embedded Linux Programming takes you through the product cycle and gives you an in-depth description of the components and options that are available at each stage. You will see how functions are split between processes and the usage of POSIX threads.

By the end of this learning path, your capabilities will be enhanced to create robust and versatile embedded projects.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Features
  • Explore the best practices for all embedded product development stages
  • Learn about the compelling features offered by the Yocto Project, such as customization, virtualization, and many more
  • Minimize project costs by using open source tools and programs
Page Count 989
Course Length 29 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781787124455
Date Of Publication 26 Sep 2016

Authors

Alexandru Vaduva

Alexandru Vaduva is an embedded Linux software engineer whose main focus lies in the field of open source software. He has an inquiring mind and also believes that actions speak louder than words. He is a strong supporter of the idea that there is no need to reinvent the wheel, but there is always room for improvement. He has knowledge of C, Yocto, Linux, Bash, and Python, but he is also open to trying new things and testing new technologies.

Alexandru Vaduva has been a reviewer of the book Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project, Packt Publishing, which is a great asset to the Yocto Project community.

Alex González

Alex González is a software engineering supervisor at Digi International and product owner of the Digi Embedded Yocto distribution. He started working professionally with embedded systems in 1999 and the Linux kernel in 2004, designing products for voice and video over IP networks, and followed his interests into machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and the Internet of Things. Born and raised in Bilbao, Spain, Alex has an electronic engineering degree from the University of the Basque Country and he received his MSc in communication systems from the University of Portsmouth.

Chris Simmonds

Chris Simmonds is a software consultant and trainer living in southern England. He has almost two decades of experience in designing and building open-source embedded systems. He is the founder and chief consultant at 2net Ltd, which provides professional training and mentoring services in embedded Linux, Linux device drivers, and Android platform development. He has trained engineers at many of the biggest companies in the embedded world, including ARM, Qualcomm, Intel, Ericsson, and General Dynamics. He is a frequent presenter at open source and embedded conferences, including the Embedded Linux Conference and Embedded World.