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The #1 practical, hands-on guide to developing systems based on embedded Linux - fully updated with extensive new coverage * *Helps programmers rapidly climb the learning curve, maximize productivity, and handle today's most important development challenges. *Contains new chapters on PCI Subsystem, Hotplug and UDEV, USB, and reducing boot time. *Offers practical coverage of Flash-resident filesystem images, the Memory Technology Devices subsystem, and today's hot new multicore processors. Product manufacturers are increasingly turning to embedded Linux - and thousands of software and firmware engineers must now master it for the first time. Embedded Linux Primer has become their #1 resource. Christopher Hallinan offers practical solutions for the real-world challenges embedded developers face - whether they are experienced legacy embedded systems developers moving to Linux or experienced Linux developers moving to embedded systems. Hallinan introduces Linux in embedded environments, covers all major systems and development issues, and offers dozens of valuable tips, tools and problemsolving techniques. His extensive code examples have been assembled from operational hardware running current versions of embedded Linux using the latest development and debugging tools. This book's wide-ranging, practical coverage includes: Linux kernel initialization; the special role of bootloaders and U-Boot in embedded Linux; the use of embedded Linux file systems, including JFFS2; building Flash resident file systems; using the Memory Technology Devices (MTD) subsystem with today's popular flash memory devices; and much more. This Second Edition has been updated for the latest kernel versions, and contains new chapters on the PCI Subsystem, Hotplug and UDEV, USB, and Reducing Boot Time. Readers will also find a detailed introduction to multicore, one of the hottest trends in embedded computing.
Penny Orwick, Guy Smith
Provides guidance and code samples to develop kernel-mode or user-mode drivers with Windows Driver Foundation.
Presents an introduction to High Level Assembler, covering such topics as editing, compiling, and running HLA programs; declaring and using constants; translating arithmetic expressions; and converting high-level control structures.
Ashfaq A. Khan
Linux is becoming the OS of choice for embedded system designers and engineers, due to its real-time power and flexibility. Written for engineers and students, Practical Linux Programming: Device Drivers, Embedded Systems, and the Internet is about designing and developing embedded systems, using Internet technology as a user interface. The book emphasizes the use of three different technologies for embedded system design and development: the Web, the Linux kernel, and SQL queries. From a software design point of view, device driver design, interprocess communication usage, Perl programming, shell programming, HTML tags, and SQL queries are covered in detail. The examples demonstrate the guidelines for designing an embedded system that requires interaction of different software modules and show how an operating system like Linux helps glue your software modules together. The book is presented as a tutorial for students and engineers who wish to learn the process of designing an embedded system application using Linux as the real-time operating system and the Internet as the user interface.