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Embedded Linux on ARM - Course Overview

Bring-up and port Linux in your target hardware. Transition yourself from a Linux Programmer to Embedded Systems Programmer. 

 

 

The Linux Operating System has emerged as numero-uno when it comes to Embedded Systems. Open Source code and customizable are two major reasons for its success. In our Embedded Linux on ARM course you will be learning about how to customize and bring up Linux on an ARM based Embedded Platform from scratch.

 

This course will give hands-on perspective about various key aspects of Linux customization and porting. Starting with leveraging Open Source for your product development, this course will further deep dive into embedded booting process and u-boot. Further it will focus on Kernel customization and tuning for embedded devices.

 

As a reference platform ARM based board will be used. Hence it will be covering understanding ARM architecture and board schematics. By the end of this program you will be able to customize and bring up an Embedded Linux on your own and port your applications as well.

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Prerequisites and Key Takeaways

Embedded linux on ARM programming course contents and curriculum has a complete practical view of building Open Source Linux as your choice for embedded devices. It covers choice points, configuration, bring-up and porting aspects of Linux.

Key Features:

  • Get you exposed with various trends in Embedded OS
  • Making appropriate Open source choices for your Embedded device
  • Customizing and building your own Linux Kernel
  • Bring up custom kernel as Embedded OS on ARM based target hardware
  • Get hands-on with Flash memory usage, EEPROMS using development boards
  • Equip you with high end application Embedded development with ARM
  • Standard open source hardware (BeagleBone Black Rev C) and software as platform

Topics Covered:

  • Open source and choice-points for Embedded development
  • Setting up Embedded development environment
  • Bootloader and building root file system
  • Components of Embedded Linux Kernel
  • Linux device drivers overview
  • Embedded application programming
  • Special Focus: Application optimization in Embedded systems
  • One month lab assistance

Prerequisites:

  • Good C Programming Skills
  • Basic Hands – On Linux Usage and administration commands

Platform Details:

  • OS – Ubuntu Linux
  • Kernel version – 3.x/4.x
  • BeagleBone (Rev C / ARM Cortex A8) as Embedded target

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Embedded Linux on ARM - Course Syllabus

Embedded linux on ARM programming course contents and curriculum has a complete practical view of building Open Source Linux as your choice for embedded devices. It covers choice points, configuration, bring-up and porting aspects of Linux.

 

Detailed Embedded Linux on ARM Course Syllabus is also available to download in PDF format.

Day-1

Introduction
  • W’s of Embedded Systems & The Real Time Aspect
  • Open Source & Free Software Fundamentals
Linux As An Embedded OS
  • Architecture
  • Software components
  • Choices to make
  • Applying Patches
  • Source Code Browsing Techniques
Target Hardware Architecture
  • Processes Architecture - ARM
  • Hardware Peripherals available
  • Schematics
  • Memory Mappings
  • Connectivity for board bring-up

Day-2

Linux Booting Sequence
  • Desktop Linux booting sequence
  • Embedded Linux booting sequence
  • Processor/Target board specific booting sequence
Choosing Components For Embedded Linux
  • Requirements & Setup
  • The Embedded Environment Tools
  • Tool-chain (Cross Compilers & friends)
  • Debug-ability
Tool-Chain: Configuration And Cross-Compilation
  • What is a tool-chain
  • Native vs. cross-compilation
  • Toolchain Components
  • Toolchain choices
  • Using buildroot to build the toolchain
  • Configuration options
  • Adding path variables to startup

Day-3

Booting Sequence And U-Boot In Detail
  • Boot-loader Phases
  • U-boot – Embedded boot loader
  • What does u-boot do?
  • Navigating the u-boot sources
  • Configuring and Cross-compiling u-boot
  • Installing u-boot on the target
Embedded Linux Kernel
  • Kernel Features
  • Kernel Subsystems
  • Memory Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Embedded Storage
  • I/O Subsystem
  • Network Subsystem
  • Navigating the kernel sources
  • Kernel Configuration
Creating A Custom Root File System
  • Introduction to File system
  • Linux directory structure
  • Organization and Important directories
  • /dev file system
  • What next after kernel booting
  • init and startup scripts
  • Creating your device

Day-4

Linux Device Drivers Overview
  • Character Drivers
  • Hardware Access
  • Demo: a GPIO based LED driver
  • Demo: Driver for user switch using interrupts
Embedded Application Programming
  • Compiling and Running a multi-threaded embedded application
  • High level code navigation of application
Remote Debugging Using GDB
  • How remote debugging works
  • Setting up tools for remote debugging using buildroot
  • Hands on session to debug remote application

Emertxe Courses - Schedule

Embedded Systems Courses with Placements for Students & Professionals

Course name Start date Duration Registration Status
Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional - Advanced(Onsite /Classroom-based) 25/06/2024 6 Months* Register Now
Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional(Online) 28/06/2024 6 Months* Register Now
Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional (Online) 02/07/2024 6 Months/Evening* Register Now

Embedded Systems Courses with Placements for Students & Professionals

Course name

Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional - Advanced(Onsite /Classroom-based)

Start date

25/06/2024

Duration

6 Months*

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Course name

Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional(Online)

Start date

28/06/2024

Duration

6 Months*

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Course name

Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional (Online)

Start date

02/07/2024

Duration

6 Months/Evening*

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Projects Based UpSkilling - Embedded Linux

Emertxe Embedded Linux Course ensures you build on real-time projects. This working output ensures you are able to apply your learnings from the workshop. Such an approach makes us the best Institute to learn courses in Embedded linux porting and programming.

 

Here is a snapshot of projects that you will be potentially working on. 

  • Project 01
  • Project 02
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Embedded Linux on ARM - Courses - FAQs

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

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The Linux device drivers (intermediate) course is to provide developers a kick-start with device drivers. It covers essential parts of driver development, but it doesn’t talk about advanced aspects like network drivers, platform drivers, file-systems drivers etc. In the advanced course it covers such topics to provide you with a complete device driver development exposure. By taking up advanced course you will get comprehensive knowledge about device drivers. Such approach makes us the best institute in India to learn advanced Linux device drivers course.

driver development happens inside the Kernel, doing effective debugging plays a crucial part. Sine we are introducing advanced topics of device drivers in the course, it will remain incomplete if developers are not aware how to troubleshoot / fix issues. Hence a variety of hands-on topics introduced under the debugging techniques (Querying, Printing, Watching, Tracing etc…) which in combination provides power tools & techniques that will help you in real time problem solving.

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. I already have some idea about device drivers. How does 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.

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
  • Complex matrix keypad driver using interrupts and synchronization
  • Ethernet based network drivers
  • File system drivers
  • Platform drivers

Such comprehensive list of project based learning makes us the best Institute in India to learn advanced linux device drivers course.

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.

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