Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications: A Hands-on Approach by Doug AbbottLinux for Embedded and Real-time Applications: A Hands-on Approach by Doug Abbott

Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications: A Hands-on Approach

byDoug Abbott, Doug Abbott

Other | December 17, 2012

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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
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 Berkele...
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Title:Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications: A Hands-on ApproachFormat:OtherDimensions:296 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123914337

ISBN - 13:9780123914330

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Table of Contents

1. The Embedded and Real-Time Space 2. Installing Linux 3. Introducing Linux 4. The Host Development Environment 5. The Hardware 6. Eclipse Integrated Development Environment 7. Accessing Hardware from User Space 8. Debugging Embedded Software 9. Posix Threads 10. Embedded Networking 11. Configuring and Building the Kernel 12. Kernel Modules and Device Drivers 13. BusyBox and Linux Initialization 14. U-Boot Boot Loader and Getting Ready to Ship 15. Source Code Control-GIT 16. Build Tools

Appendix A: U-Boot Commands Appendix B: Why Software Should Not Have Owners