Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications: Edition 3

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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
      • Provides a hands-on introduction for engineers and software developers who need to get up to speed quickly on embedded Linux, its operation and its capabilities – including Android
      • Updated and changed accompanying tools, with a focus on the author’s specially-developed Embedded Linux Learning Kit

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      About the author

      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.

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      Publisher
      Newnes
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      Published on
      Dec 17, 2012
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      Pages
      296
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      ISBN
      9780123914330
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      Language
      English
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      Genres
      Technology & Engineering / Electrical
      Technology & Engineering / Electronics / Circuits / General
      Technology & Engineering / Electronics / Circuits / Integrated
      Technology & Engineering / Electronics / Microelectronics
      Technology & Engineering / Engineering (General)
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      Eligible for Family Library

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      Doug Abbott
      The open source nature of Linux has always intrigued embedded engineers, and the latest kernel releases have provided new features enabling more robust functionality for embedded applications. Enhanced real-time performance, easier porting to new architectures, support for microcontrollers and an improved I/O system give embedded engineers even more reasons to love Linux! However, the rapid evolution of the Linux world can result in an eternal search for new information sources that will help embedded programmers to keep up!

      This completely updated second edition of noted author Doug Abbott’s respected introduction to embedded Linux brings readers up-to-speed on all the latest developments. This practical, hands-on guide covers the many issues of special concern to Linux users in the embedded space, taking into account their specific needs and constraints.

      You’ll find updated information on:
      • The GNU toolchain
      • Configuring and building the kernel
      • BlueCat Linux
      • Debugging on the target
      • Kernel Modules
      • Devices Drivers
      • Embedded Networking
      • Real-time programming tips and techniques
      • The RTAI environment
      • And much more

      The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the source code from the book’s examples, helpful software and other resources to help you get up to speed quickly. This is still the reference you’ll reach for again and again!

      * 100+ pages of new material adds depth and breadth to the 2003 embedded bestseller.
      * Covers new Linux kernel 2.6 and the recent major OS release, Fedora.
      * Gives the engineer a guide to working with popular and cost-efficient open-source code.
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