Embedded Linux System Design and Development

P. Raghavan, Amol Lad, Sriram Neelakandan

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December 21, 2005 by Auerbach Publications
Professional - 432 Pages - 66 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849340581 - CAT# AU0586

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Features

  • Contains an entire roadmap for embedded Linux systems
  • Explains the MTD (Memory Technology Device) model for Flash based storage
  • Illustrates real-time programming techniques using POSIX.1b real-time extensions such as memory locking, real-time signals and asynchronous IO
  • Examines how uClinux differs from standard Linux
  • Discusses porting applications from a traditional RTOS to embedded Linux
  • Summary

    Based upon the authors' experience in designing and deploying an embedded Linux system with a variety of applications, Embedded Linux System Design and Development contains a full embedded Linux system development roadmap for systems architects and software programmers. Explaining the issues that arise out of the use of Linux in embedded systems, the book facilitates movement to embedded Linux from traditional real-time operating systems, and describes the system design model containing embedded Linux.

    This book delivers practical solutions for writing, debugging, and profiling applications and drivers in embedded Linux, and for understanding Linux BSP architecture. It enables you to understand: various drivers such as serial, I2C and USB gadgets; uClinux architecture and its programming model; and the embedded Linux graphics subsystem. The text also promotes learning of methods to reduce system boot time, optimize memory and storage, and find memory leaks and corruption in applications.

    This volume benefits IT managers in planning to choose an embedded Linux distribution and in creating a roadmap for OS transition. It also describes the application of the Linux licensing model in commercial products.