Embedded Linux Development (LFD450)

This course will give you the step-by-step framework for developing an embedded Linux product. You’ll learn the methods used to adapt the Linux kernel and user-space libraries and utilities to particular embedded environments, such as those in use in consumer electronics, military, medical, industrial, and auto industries.

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Course Overview

This course will teach you the tools and techniques necessary for developing embedded Linux devices.

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In this course you’ll learn:

  • The Linux kernel architecture, emphasizing the essential points relevant to adapting the kernel to a custom embedded platform.
  • The techniques for right-sizing the system to meet project constraints
  • The multitude of resources available for constructing a cross development environment for embedded projects.
  • The options available for populating libraries and application user-spaces to meet the goals and constraints of embedded systems.
  • And more.

The information in this course will work with any major Linux distribution.


1/28/2019 - 1/31/2019
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3/18/2019 - 3/21/2019
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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Embedded and Real-Time Systems Concepts
  3. Cross-Development Environments: Goals and Needs
  4. Cross-Development Toolchain
  5. Setting Up a Target Development Board
  6. KBuild System
  7. Boot loaders and U-Boot
  8. Kernel Configuration, Compilation, Booting
  9. Device Drivers**
  10. Device Trees**
  11. Target Filesystem Packaging
  12. Build Target Root Filesystem
  13. Root Filesystem Choices
  14. Configuring uClibc
  15. Build BusyBox Utility Suite
  16. Kernel Monitoring and Debugging
  17. Right-Sizing
  18. Memory Technology Devices**
  19. Compressed Filesystems
  20. System Upgrades
  21. Real-Time Extensions

** These sections may be considered in part or in whole as optional. They contain either background reference material, specialized topics, or advanced subjects. The instructor may choose to cover or not cover them depending on classroom experience and time constraints.


The course is primarily intended for experienced developers, programmers, and engineers who are interested in learning how to adapt Linux to an embedded system. You should be familiar with basic Linux utilities, know the C programming language, and be comfortable developing for Linux or UNIX. Pre-class preparation material will be provided before class.

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Delivery Method

Live (Classroom)


  • 4 days of Instructor-led class time
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Resources & Course Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Free Chromebook

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