This new edition of "Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications" provides a practical introduction to the basics and the latest developments in this rapidly evolving technology. Ideal for those new to using Linux in an embedded environment, it takes a hands-on approach and covers key concepts plus specific applications. Key features include: substantially updated to focus on a specific ARM-based single board computer (SBC) as a target for embedded application programming; and includes an introduction to Android programming. With this book you will learn: the basics of Open Source, Linux and the embedded space; how to set up a simple system and tool chain; how to use simulation for initial application testing; network, graphics and Android programming; how to use some of the many Linux components and tools; how to configure and build the Linux kernel, BusyBox and U-Boot bootloader; provides a hands-on introduction for engineers and software developers who need to get up to speed quickly on embedded Linux, its operation and its capabilities - including Android; and updated and changed accompanying tools, with a focus on the author's specially-developed Embedded Linux Learning Kit.
Doug Abbott has well over 30 years' experience in various aspects of computing hardware and software design with an emphasis on applications in data acquisition and instrumentation. For the past 20 years he has been an independent consultant specializing in software design at the operating system level.
About ten years ago, Doug got intrigued by the open source phenomenon and decided to jump on the Linux bandwagon. Smart move! He now teaches seminars on Linux in the embedded space.
Doug currently hangs out in Silver City, NM, a funky little town in the southwest corner of the state right next to the Gila National Forest and Wilderness. He has a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.