FTS Linux OS Development for embedded system is designed to provide experienced developers a solid grounding in 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 like Home Automation System and Fault Tolerance System for Automation Industries. This Site includes extensive hands-on exercises and demonstrations, focused upon the tools necessary for developing embedded Linux devices. Upon mastering the material you will have a basic understanding of:

  • 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

This Site is primarily intended for experienced developers programmers and engineers who are interested in learning how to adapt Linux to an embedded system, especially those who have been assigned to a team tasked with designing such a system. The purpose here is to shorten the learning curve by providing a guided tour of the relevant points within the architecture of Linux systems.

While there is some discussion of kernel programming and how to write device drivers and other kinds of kernel modules.

This Site focuses on the plumbing, the internals and design of embedded devices, not on how to write applications to run on them.