Embedded Linux and RTOS Training

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Embedded Linux and Real Time Operating System (RTOS) Training focuses on the understanding of Embedded Linux, Kernel classification, and RTOS. Participants are exposed to Linux development environment and GUI application development. Embedded Linux programming introduces varioust tools required at different stages of development of the application. The trainees learn how to use GCC compiler, GDB debugger, and other tracing, profiling, boot loading tools.

Upon the completion of training, you will be proficient in the following skills:

  • Understanding of embedded Linux in terms of hardware, architecture, development environment, and GPL legal issues
  • Getting detailed knowledge on the features, versions, configuration of Linux Kernel
  • Familiarity with varied development tools including GCC compiler, GDB debugger, and GDB server
  • Working on boot leaders and tool chain
  • Porting Linux onto ARM based development board
  • Using Linux GUI application Development with QT framework for working on widgets, dialogs, and more
  • Studying RTOS
  • Working on task creation, task functions, and scheduling
Target audience
  • Students from third and fourth year of BE / B. Tech./ M.Tech courses (Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunication, Instrumentation, Electrical).
  • Working professionals from embedded systems and related domains.
  • Professionals willing to develop RTOS skills.
  • Candidates must possess clear fundamentals of operating system
  • Should have sound Linux System programming experience
  • Must have knowledge of C programming language

1.  Introduction to Embedded Linux

  • Definition of Embedded Linux
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Introduction to open source components
  • Advantages of Linux kernel and open source for embedded system
  • Kernel classification (Monolith kernel and Microkernel)
  • GPL legal issues

2.  Embedded Linux Hardware

  • Embedded Hardware for Linux systems
  • Embedded Linux system Architecture
  • Embedded Linux Development Environment

3.  Linux Kernel Introduction

  • Linux features
  • Linux versions
  • Linux kernel source
  • Kernel configuration

4.  Embedded Linux Development Environment

  • Cross platform development
  • Host system requirements

5.  Development Tools

  • GCC Compiler
  • GDB Debugger
  • GDB Server
  • Trace and profiling tools

6.  Boot Loader and Tool Chain

  • Building a cross-compiling tool chain for ARM
  • Boot loaders
  • Configuring cross compilation tool chain Packages
  • Cross compiling and booting a Linux kernel

7.  Porting

  • Porting Linux onto ARM based development board

8.  GUI application Development

  • Introduction to Linux GUI application Development using QT framework
  • Making connections
  • Laying out Widgets
  • Creating Dialogs
  • Creating main windows
  • Signal and slots

9.  RTOS

  • Introduction to RTOS
  • What is Real Time System?
  • Requirements of Real time System
  • Hard Real-time Systems and Soft Real-time Systems

10.  Task

  • What is a task creation?
  • Unitask approach vs. multitask approach
  • Task states

11.  Scheduling

  • Multitasking Kernel
  • Context switch
  • Priority based scheduling
  • Round Robin scheduling

12.  Task Functions

  • Task states
  • Task hooks
  • Task synchronization

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