Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project (LFD460)

In this course, you’ll obtain a solid understanding of how to build a repeatable embedded target Linux target using the Yocto Project. In addition to learning the build system, you will learn about more advanced tools like toaster, devtool, wic, eSDK, and eclipse IDE integration. This course builds on the Embedded Linux topics learned in the LFD450 class.

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Course Overview

This course will teach you how to take advantage of the Yocto Project – 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.

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You’ll learn:

  • How to use the Poky and Bitbake build process, with its recipes and layers to customize Linux kernel and packages for a custom embedded application
  • How to build Linux on an embedded board
  • How to use emulators for verification
  • How to create board support packages (BSP) for target hardware
  • And more.

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

Course Outline

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  1. Introduction
  2. Preliminaries
  3. The Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded
  4. Poky and bitbake
  5. Setting up the Yocto Project Build System
  6. Building an x86 Emulation Image
  7. Troubleshooting Build Failures
  8. Basic Target Development Board Setup
  9. Booting the Target Development Board from uSD
  10. Booting a Target Development Board over Ethernet
  11. Board Support Packages
  12. Building a Yocto Project BSP
  13. Customizing Images
  14. Toaster
  15. Adding Packages
  16. Layers
  17. Kernel Recipes
  18. Development Tools
  19. Software Development Toolkit(s)
  20. SDKs and Eclipse integration
  21. Licensing and Compliance


10/8/2018 - 10/11/2018
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This course is primarily intended for experienced software engineers who are interested in learning the fundamentals of a build system for embedded Linux. You should be familiar with basic Linux utilities and text editors. Some experience with Python is helpful but not required.

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Delivery Method

Live (Classroom)


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

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