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GNU/Linux Rapid Embedded Programming


Packt Publishing

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£47.98 inc VAT
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Online, self-paced
Qualification
No formal qualification

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Paperback: 700 pages.

An annotated guide to program and develop GNU/Linux Embedded systems quickly.

Book Description:

Embedded computers have become very complex in the last few years and developers need to easily manage them by focusing on how to solve a problem without wasting time in finding supported peripherals or learning how to manage them. The main challenge with experienced embedded programmers and engineers is really how long it takes to turn an idea into reality, and we show you exactly how to do it. This book shows how to interact with external environments through specific peripherals used in the industry. We will use the latest Linux kernel release 4.4.x and Debian/Ubuntu distributions (with embedded distributions like OpenWrt and Yocto).

The book will present popular boards in the industry that are user-friendly to base the rest of the projects on - BeagleBone Black, SAMA5D3 Xplained, Wandboard and system-on-chip manufacturers.

Readers will be able to take their first steps in programming the embedded platforms, using C, Bash, and Python/PHP languages in order to get access to the external peripherals. More about using and programming device driver and accessing the peripherals will be covered to lay a strong foundation. The readers will learn how to read/write data from/to the external environment by using both C programs or a scripting language (Bash/PHP/Python) and how to configure a device driver for a specific hardware.

After finishing this book, the readers will be able to gain a good knowledge level and understanding of writing, configuring, and managing drivers, controlling and monitoring applications with the help of efficient/quick programming and will be able to apply these skills into real-world projects.

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What You Will Learn:

  • Use embedded systems to implement your projects
  • Access and manage peripherals for embedded systems
  • Program embedded systems using languages such as C, Python, Bash, and PHP
  • Use a complete distribution, such as Debian or Ubuntu, or an embedded one, such as OpenWrt or Yocto
  • Harness device driver capabilities to optimize device communications
  • Access data through several kinds of devices such as GPIO’s, serial ports, PWM, ADC, Ethernet, WiFi, audio, video, I2C, SPI, One Wire, USB and CAN
  • Practical example usage of several devices such as RFID readers, Smart card readers, barcode readers, z-Wave devices, GSM/GPRS modems
  • Usage of several sensors such as light, pressure, moisture, temperature, infrared, power, motion

Authors: Rodolfo Giometti

Rodolfo Giometti is an engineer, IT specialist, GNU/Linux expert and software libre evangelist.

Author of the books BeagleBone Essentials and BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Packt Publishing and maintainer of the LinuxPPS projects (the Linux's Pulse Per Second subsystem) he still actively contributes to the Linux source code with several patches and new device drivers for industrial applications devices.

During his twenty-year+ experience, he, worked with x86, ARM, MIPS, & PowerPC-based platform.

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David asked:

is there any tuition or course materials apart from the book?

Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for reaching out. Once you purchase the book, you will also have access to the code file/bundle and the link to colored images. The preface of the eBook will have the instructions on how to access them.

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Olouge asked:

What certification will be issued?

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Hi Olouge, Thank you for reaching out. This is a self learning eBook course and you wouldn't get any certificate on completion.

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