Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications, Fourth Edition provides a practical introduction to the basics, covering the latest developments in this rapidly evolving technology. Ideal for those new to the use of Linux in an embedded environment, the book takes a hands-on approach that covers key concepts and specific applications. New content includes: Yocto projects, including BusyBox – configuring and building, the U-Boot bootloader – what it is, how it works, configuring and building, and new coverage of the Root file system and the latest updates on the Linux kernel.
- Provides a hands-on introduction for engineers and software developers who need to get up to speed quickly on embedded Linux, its operation and capabilities
- Covers the popular target boards, the BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black
- Includes new material that focuses on the Yocto project, BusyBox and U-Boot bootloaders
Engineers and software developers involved in embedded computing development; Linux programmers; electrical and computer engineering students
Chapter 1: The Embedded and Real-time Space
What is Embedded?
What is Real-Time?
How and Why Does Linux Fit In?
Portable and Scalable
Where is Linux Embedded?
Open Source Licensing
Alternatives to Linux
Chapter 2: Installing Linux
DVD or Live CD
Chapter 3: Introducing Linux
Running Linux – KDE
Protected Mode Architecture
“Flat” vs. Segmented Memory Models
The Linux Process Model
The fork() Function
The execve() Function
The Linux File System
The “root” User
File System Hierarchy Standard
“Pseudo” File Systems
“Mounting” File Systems
The Linux Documentation Project
Chapter 4: The Host Development Environment
Getting and Installing the Toolchain
Building a Toolchain from Source—crosstool-NG
The minicom Terminal Emulator
The Target Root File System
Chapter 5: Eclipse
Obtaining and Installing Eclipse
The C Development Environment – CDT
Creating a New Project
Adding Source Code to the Project
Building the Project
Debugging with CDT
The Debug View
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- © Newnes 2018
- 1st December 2017
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Doug Abbott is a consultant with over thirty years’ experience, specializing in hardware and software for industrial and scientific data acquisition and embedded product applications. Doug is also a popular instructor and seminar leader, who teaches classes in PC technology and real-time programming for University of California Berkeley Extension. He has taught the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems to hundreds of professional engineers.
Doug Abbott is the principal of Intellimetrix, a consulting firm in Silver City, NM, specializing in hardware and software for industrial and scientific data acquisition and embedded product applications. Among his past and pre-sent clients are Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, Sandia National Laboratory and numerous smaller high-tech com-panies in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Abbott has over thirty years experience in various aspects of computer hardware and software design and has been an independent consultant for the past fifteen years. Prior to founding Intellimetrix, he managed software de-velopment for DSP Technology, Inc, a leading supplier of high-speed instrumentation.
Doug is also a popular instructor and seminar leader, who teaches classes in PC technology and real-time program-ming for University of California Berkeley Extension. He has taught the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems to hundreds of professional engineers. These classes can also be customized and made available for on-site presentation.
Mr. Abbott received an MSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
President, Intellimetrix, Inc., Silver City, NM, USA