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Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications

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


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

Paperback, 296 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-12-415996-9


  • Preface

    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



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