Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications


  • Doug Abbott, President, Intellimetrix, Inc., Silver City, NM, USA President, Intellimetrix, Inc., Silver City, NM, USA

This new edition of Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications provides a practical introduction to the basics and the latest developments in this rapidly evolving technology. Ideal for those new to using Linux in an embedded environment, it takes a hands-on approach and covers key concepts plus specific applications.

Key features include:

  • Substantially updated to focus on a specific ARM-based single board computer (SBC) as a target for embedded application programming
  • Includes an introduction to Android programming

With this book you will learn:

  • The basics of Open Source, Linux and the embedded space
  • How to set up a simple system and tool chain
  • How to use simulation for initial application testing
  • Network, graphics and Android programming
  • How to use some of the many Linux components and tools
  • How to configure and build the Linux kernel, BusyBox and U-Boot bootloader

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Engineers and software developers involved in embedded computing development; Linux programmers; electrical and computer engineering students


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415996-9

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Embedded and Real-Time Space

Chapter 2: Installing Linux

Chapter 3: Introducing Linux

Chapter 4: The Host Development Environment

Chapter 5: The Hardware

Chapter 6: Eclipse Integrated Development Environment

Chapter 7: Accessing Hardware from User Space

Chapter 8: Debugging Embedded Software

Chapter 9: Posix Threads

Chapter 10: Embedded Networking

Chapter 11: Configuring and Building the Kernel

Chapter 12: Kernel Modules and Device Drivers

Chapter 13: BusyBox and Linux Initialization

Chapter 14: U-Boot Boot Loader and Getting Ready to Ship

Chapter 15: Source Code Control-GIT

Chapter 16: Build Tools

Appendix A: U-Boot Commands

Appendix B: Why Software Should Not Have Owners