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Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications

ISBN-10: 0750679328
ISBN-13: 9780750679329
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Doug Abbott
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 4/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540

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.

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.

Preface
About the Author
Whats on the CD-ROM
The Embedded and Real-Time Space
Introducing Linux
The Host Development Environment
Configuring and Building the Kernel
BlueCat Linux, The Less is More Philosophy
Debugging Embedded Software
Kernel Modules and Device Drivers
Embedded.Networking
Introduction to Real-Time Programming
Linux and Real-Time
The RTAI
Posix Threads
Cutting It Down to Size
Eclipse Integrated Development Environment
RTAI Application Programming Interface (API)
Posix Threads (Pthreads) Application, Programming Interface
Why Software Should Not Have Owners
Upgrading From Kernel 2.4 to 2.6
Index

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