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CREATE YOUR OWN LINUX DEVICE DRIVER

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GOAL:

  • Ramp-up in Linux device drivers domain to write drivers by the end of workshop. Learn practical device driver writing skill from our linux device drivers training institute

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

  • Engineers with exposure to Linux environment

 

DURATION:

  • 4 days (Two weekends) + One month lab assistance

 

BENEFITS:

  • Weekend option: Comfortably take time-off from your busy work schedule
  • Skill building: Gain edge at your workplace by having faster career growth.
  • Workshop model: High stress on hands-on approach for quick ramp-up
  • Self learning kit: Continue learn at your own pace, even after the workshop.
  • Expert trainers: Delivered by industry experienced expert trainers
  • Lab support: For one month to ensure follow-up on assignments and projects.

 

WORK ON REAL-TIME PROJECTS:

  • USB Mass Storage (MMC) driver
  • USB to Serial converter
  • Various Serial character drivers
  • Complex matrix keypad driver using interrupts and synchronization
  • USB Input drivers

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Course Features

  • Course duration 4 days
  • Daily Duration 8 hours (Class & labs)
  • Assessments Projects
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Mode Classroom delivery (30%) Practical labs (70%)
  • Support mode Online

Linux device drivers courses start with introduction to drivers ecosystem and takes further deeper topics consisting of character driver, block driver, USB driver and PCI driver. This workshop also covers various Kernel debugging techniques based on real-practical use cases. Hands-on approach, Expert mentors, Workshop based delivery followed by projects makes best institute for linux device drivers courses and workshops.

Key takeaways:

  • To write character drivers, using serial and USB interfaces
  • Learn how to access I/O and memory mapped devices
  • Create interrupt handlers efficiently using differed execution methods
  • Develop block device drivers and mount file system drivers using them
  • Become proficient in USB device drivers.
  • Learn PCI interfacing
  • Kernel Debugging using KDB / KGDB

Topics covered:

  • Day1: Introduction & Character device drivers
  • Day2: Hardware access mechanisms, Interrupts, Time keeping, delays and deferred work
  • Day3: Concurrency, USB drivers
  • Day4: Block drivers, PCI drivers, Kernel debugging techniques
  • Special Focus: Live hands-on with Character and USB “Device” Drivers
  • One month lab assistance

Prerequisites:

  • Good C & Programming Skills
  • Basic Hands – On Linux Usage
  • Good to have – Understanding of basic File related system calls

Platform Details:

  • OS – Ubuntu Linux
  • Hardware – Emertxe Linux Device Drivers learning kit SDK
  • Kernel version – 3.x/4.x

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The Emertxe Technical Resource Library (TRL) is an initiative by our team of mentors to share the entire course material online. Here you will find course contents, slide-ware, sample code, assignments and a bunch of industry projects. Along with that we are in the process of adding Embedded interview preparation materials so that you can brush up your basics before showing up for an interviews.

All these materials are open and free for any engineer who is interested in having a career in core Embedded Systems domain. Click the button provided below to access the library.

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Co-created with top notch companies

Emertxe training programs are co-created with companies who are building real-time solutions. Our tightly integrated model with companies ensure we teach what companies actually want. Have a look into what some of them have to say. Such backward integration approach makes us as best institute for Linux device drivers courses and workshops.

Emertxe student performance was Excellent

Our interview rounds were extremely rigorous. Emertxe students performance was excellent during all 3 rounds of F2F interviews. Though they have 6 months training background, interviewers mentioned that their performance was equivalent to 30 months experienced engineers. This immensely saved ramp up time of the team. Emertxe approach of focusing on the core knowledge along with the attitude-transformation is commendable. Looking forward for long term association with Emertxe.

Sai Madhav P

Director of Engineering, Aricent (An Altran Group)


Very Commendable Performance

Emertxe has helped us strengthen our team with talented new engineers. The recruits though fresh grads from have shown excellent confidence in handling our projects, very commendable performance especially since we work in niche space. Emertxe service and personal attention is extraordinary. We are expanding and Emertxe will surely be a part of our plans. Our thanks to the dedicated team at Emertxe and wish them all the best.

Ashwini Subbaiah

Manager, Human Resources, Chelsio


Very Good Knowledge in System Programming

We have been engaged with Emertxe for fresher’s hiring and corporate training since couple of years. I find the trainers in Emertxe are very qualified and committed. The students from this institute comes with very good knowledge in system programming. They excel in their assignments. They are hardworking , always eager to learn.

Keshav Karunakar

VP – Engineering, PathPartner Technologies


Have Good grasp over the subjects

Our company SHARP Software Development India Pvt Ltd. is a division of SHARP Corporation, Japan and a CMMI Level 5 organization. We are front-runners in the printer products and hence strongly rely on embedded programming. We had some fresher openings in Embedded Systems. Thus, during research we came across Emertxe institute and it proved to be very fruitful as we hired candidates from here. These candidates had a good grasp over the subject expertise they underwent during their course under Emertxe and are proving to be a valuable asset till date. We wish this institute to keep evolving and adapting to the future technological trend and be producing good candidates like always, every year. This immensely saved ramp up time of the team. Emertxe approach of focusing on the core knowledge along with the attitude-transformation is commendable. Looking forward for long term association with Emertxe.

Sagar Madalagi

HR - Sharp India


Knowledge to Skill Transformation by Emertxe

Skilled workforce is the desire of any company. Our system of education system has not aligned itself to cater to this requirement. The industry needs more players like Emertxe who not only understand technology, but also understand how to convert that knowledge quotient into skilled resources. Best wishes to team Emertxe.

Srinivas AN

Regional Head - South - ESSCI (Skill India)


Substantial Contributions by Emertxe Students

Thanks team Emertxe for providing us with good quality candidates to fill important positions at NXP over the last couple of years. The engineers who joined different teams ramped up quickly and are making substantial contributions in Dev, Test and Tools teams. This was possible only because of high quality training (with emphasis on fundamentals) that was imparted to engineers during their stint, while undergoing embedded systems course at Emertxe.

Anish Damodaran

Technical Manager, NXP Semiconductors


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Course flow – Linux Device Drivers

Best Linux Device Drivers Workshop Institute

Delivery Approach

  • Workshop based fast-track delivery
  • In-depth subject coverage by heavy hands-on and projects
  • Best institute for Linux device drivers courses and workshops

09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Introduction

  • Linux Driver Ecosystem
  • The Kernel Source Organization
  • Driver Development Environment
  • Knowing the commands

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM Writing your first Driver

2:00 PM – 03:30 PM Character Drivers

03:45 PM – 05:30 PM File Operations

09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Hardware Access Mechanisms

  • System Memory
  • Device Memory
  • I/O Ports

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMGetting familiar with “Emertxe’s LDD Kit”

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMInterrupts

03:45 PM – 05:30 PMTime keeping, Delays, and deferred work

09:30 AM – 11:00 AMConcurrency

  • Concurrency and Its Management
  • Semaphores and Mutexes
  • Spinlocks
  • Alternatives to Locking
  • Other Synchronization mechanisms
  • Illustration of these concepts using demo drivers

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMUSB Drivers

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMUSB Driver Registration

03:45 PM – 05:30 PMImplementation of USB driver

09:30 AM – 11:00 AMBlock Drivers

  • Introduction
  • Driver Registration
  • Disk Drive Registration
  • Block Device Operations & its related Kernel DS

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMRequest Queues & their Processing

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMPCI Driver

03:45 PM – 05:30 PMDebugging

Introduction

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Writing your first Driver

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Character Drivers

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File Operations

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Projects to upskill yourself

For working professionals applied learning plays paramount of importance. In our workshops our mentors ensure participants are provided with a list of projects. These projects will ensure you will be able to build on what you have leant during the workshop and have something working. Such comprehensive approach makes us as the best institute for Linux device drivers courses and workshops for working professionals.

USB Mass Storage Driver

USB Mass Storage (MMC) Driver

Project brief

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is one of the most versatile and popular interface that exists in any computing device today. The goal of this project is to get a hands-on experience in implementing a USB mass storage driver by understanding Linux block driver interface.

 

This involves understanding the USB mass storage specification and implementing a block driver for a USB storage device. Familiarity with Linux USB subsystem and Linux block driver interface is essential for this project. By the end of this project you would have gained real-time exposure in building driver for USB device and do successful data-transfer.

Technologies used
  • USB Protocol
  • Linux USB Subsystem
  • Linux Block driver Interface
  • SCSI Commands

USB to serial converter

USB to Serial Converter

Project brief

Implement a USB to Serial driver for Linux. This involves understanding the USB Communication Device Class (CDC) – Abstract Control Model (ACM) specification and implementing a character driver for USB to serial convertor device. Such converters can be used to communicate with legacy devices (ex: CNC machines) where USB interface may not be available.

 

Familiarity with Linux USB subsystem and Linux character driver interface are mandatory prerequisites to implement this project. By the end of this project you would have gained hands-on experience in developing character drivers and understanding RS232 protocol.

Technologies used
  • USB Protocol
  • Linux USB Subsystem
  • Linux Character driver Interface

I2C EEPROM driver for BeagleBone Black

I2C EEPROM driver for BeagleBone Black

Project brief

The objective of this project is to implement an EEPROM driver for I2C EEPROM device on beaglebone black target board. User should be able to access the EEPROM as a character device using an application. Driver should use the Linux I2C subsystem to interact with the EEPROM device.

 

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Linux character driver interface. Knowledge of I2C protocol will be good to have.

Technologies used
  • I2C Protocol
  • Linux I2C Subsystem
  • Linux Character driver Interface
  • EEPROM

FAQ – Linux Device Drivers Course

We are pretty sure you will have lot of questions before joining our Linux Device Drivers course. Here are the frequently asked questions for your reference. In case you still have anything specific write to us at training@emertxe.com

Course FAQ

Who should take up this course?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in writing Linux device drivers. Working professionals looking to gain knowledge in this domain. Having some background in Linux is necessary as Linux device drivers workshop is an advanced course.

What benefits I can get by taking up this workshop?

Technically you will be able to write Linux device drivers on your own by the end of the workshop. With Emertxe Linux Device Drivers learning kit SDK you will be able to develop many interesting drivers all on your own. Key benefits are summarized as follows:

  • Gain edge at your workplace as Linux Device Driver is a hot skill in industry
  • Create some cool products using our self-learning kits
  • Get a real feel of ‘idea-to-realization’ by becoming a maker of things
  • Interact with our expert mentors (even after the workshop)

Such comprehensive approach makes us as best institute for Linux device drivers courses and workshops for working professionals.

I am a working professional. How will this course help me?

Compared to other topics, Linux device driver is a technically advanced topic as it requires deeper Linux kernel knowledge. As a working professional by acquiring this knowledge & working on some projects. This will enhance your probability of moving onto internal job in your current organization or apply for a technically higher profile job outside. With devices becoming more diverse, Linux device drivers skill has become one of the hot and most sought after skill in embedded industry today. By riding this trend you can advance your career.

I already have some idea about it. How this workshop help me?

We understand target audience will have different level of understanding about Linux drivers. It is our best interest to deliver the workshop where the whole class can benefit. If you already have some idea, it will be an added advantage to grasp workshop contents better. During hands-on session we will specifically provide some advanced aspects of drivers (ex: USB) for you to practice and build deeper skills. Followed by that you will be able to work on assignments and advanced projects.

Project and Trainer FAQ

What projects can I work on after course completion?

There are many projects that you can work on based on the course learning. A sample list of projects are provided below.

  • USB Mass Storage (MMC) driver
  • USB to Serial converter
  • Various Serial character drivers
  • Complex matrix keypad driver using interrupts and synchronization
  • USB Input drivers
  • Audio drivers
How working on these projects enhance my technical profile?

Our projects are designed based on practical industrial use-case, thereby you will be able to apply them in real time projects. On the other hand these projects are scoped well to be executed independently in a relatively shorter duration of time considering your other commitment. After working on projects, you will obtain necessary technical depth and application aspects thereby it will definitely enhance your technical profile.

Who are the trainers for Linux device drivers workshop?

Trainers (mentors in Emertxe) for this workshop are professionals having worked with organizations like Samsung, HP, Novell, Huawei etc., that makes Emertxe as one of the best Linux training institutes in Bangalore. They bring in 18+ years of experience on average. Our mentors understand industry requirements very well in order to maximize the value. Added to that, our mentors are passionate about training, which enables you to write a device driver on your own by the end of the workshop.

What do you mean by one month of lab assistance?

Linux device drivers workshop is conducted on two consecutive weekends. Contents are delivered in a workshop manner, which is power packed. However to realize the real benefit of this workshop, participants need to work on some real time projects / assignments to make the learning effective. In order to support this need, we provide one month lab assistance after the course. During this period our mentors will be providing you support when you are facing difficulty in building device drivers. This includes debugging issues in pair or clarifying your doubts using our online ecosystem. This way your learning will be complete & effective. Such approach makes us the best institute for linux device drivers courses and workshops.

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