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Watch the Free Linux Tutorial: Introduction to Embedded Linux

Read the Free Linux Training Publication: Yocto Project - Big in Embedded Linux

Obtain a solid understanding of embedded development using the Yocto Project, including the Poky Reference Distribution and Bitbake, the use of emulators, building images for multiple architectures and the creation of board support packages (BSP).

Course Description

Experience the Course

Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project focuses on the open source collaboration effort that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create and maintain custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the specific hardware architecture. The Poky Reference Distribution, one of its important components, is a derivative of (and is compatible with) the OpenEmbedded Build System.

This course is designed to jump-start embedded development projects using the Yocto Project and to give software engineers a solid understanding of the build process from compilation, and over packaging to creating a bootable image. During four days, participants will have extensive hands-on experience with practical exercises using emulators as well as actual hardware. Upon mastering you will have a solid understanding of:

  • The Poky and Bitbake build process, with its recipes and layers to customize Linux kernel and packages for a custom embedded application
  • Building Linux
  • The use of emulators for verification
  • The creation of board support packages (BSP) for target hardware

Students are expected to provide their own computers for the class.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be mailed to you. Expect 3-5 days for US delivery and 7-10 days for international deliveries.

For more details view the Course Outline.

Audience

This course is primarily intended for experienced software engineers who are interested in learning the fundamentals of a build system for embedded Linux. The purpose of the course is to shorten the learning curve by providing a guided tour combining lecture and practical exercises of building and customizing embedded Linux systems.

Prerequisites

You should:
  • Be familiar with basic Linux (UNIX) utilities such as ls, grep and tar.
  • Be comfortable using any of the available text editors (e.g. emacs, vi, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the Python scripting language is beneficial but not strictly required.
  • Experience with any major Linux distribution is helpful but not strictly required.

If you have a basic understanding of the top-level principles of cross development, where a host system is used to develop and compile software that runs on a different target system, it would be helpful.

The course will survey the wide range of CPUs supported by the Linux

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