Embedded Linux with Yocto Boot Camp - by Toradex

Date & Time Nov 23, 2016  from 09:30 to 18:00
Nov 24, 2016  from 09:00 to 18:00

Nov 25, 2016  from 09:00 to 16:30
Venue Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel
Munich, Germany
Price 1200* Euros
Language English

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Toradex offers an enterprising 3-day course which provides you with everything you need to get started with embedded Linux and Yocto. You will be guided step-by-step by experienced trainer Marco Cavallini. The course is for a maximum of 10 attendees and will be held at the Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel, Munich, Germany from November 23-25, 2016.

The course is targeted at everybody who is interested to get started with Yocto on embedded devices; for example, if you are a Linux PC user or an application programmer who likes to target ARM® embedded devices, or are familiar with other build systems. It’s also ideal to attend if you are at the beginning of a project, as you will be guided through the complete setup. Basic Linux and C/C++ programming skills are recommended.

We will use the latest NXP®/Freescale i.MX 7 ARM SoC on the Toradex Colibri iMX7 System on Module. At the end of the training, you will be able to keep the embedded System on Module and go home with a Virtual Machine with the complete build system, so you have a jump start into your next project.

You will need to bring your own Laptop.

Training Agenda
Setup and Introduction
Bootloaders and filesystems
  • Virtual machine setup
  • Introduction to embedded Linux
  • Advantages of using Linux
  • Systems running Linux
  • Typical embedded hardware
  • System architecture
  • Bootloaders
  • Boot sequence
  • U-boot
  • Discovering procfs and sysfs
  • Busybox
  • Introduction to pin muxing
  • Device tree
Linux basics
Configuring, compiling and booting the Linux kernel
Kernel Init
  • Using the Unix command line
  • Using the vi text editor
  • Using the apt package manager
  • Embedded Linux development environments
  • Linux kernel features
  • Linux versioning schemes
  • Patches and diff
  • Kernel initialization
  • udev, mdev
  • Git
  • Package management with opkg
Using Linux
(using the Virtual Machine)
Running Linux on the target
(using Colibri iMX7 + Virtual Machine)
Running Linux on the target
(using Colibri iMX7)
  • Using the Unix command line
  • Using the vi text editor
  • Configure the TFTP and the NFS server
  • Flash a Linux image on a SDcard
  • Launch the Linux image on your target board
  • Extract a Linux kernel and apply incremental patches
  • Debugging user space applications
  • Remote debugging user space applications
  • Package management with opkg
Yocto Project Introduction
Linux Kernel
  • Yocto Project overview
  • How to setup the Yocto
  • Project build system
  • Yocto Project meta layers
  • Yocto Project recipes
  • Linux kernel configuration
  • Linux kernel sources structure
  • Kernel booting parameters
  • Details about the API
  • Booting the kernel using NFS
  • Native kernel compilation
  • Cross-compiled kernel
  • Introduction to Qt
  • Questions and spare activities
Running Yocto on the host
(using the Virtual Machine)
Running Linux on the target
(using Colibri iMX7)
Running Linux on the target
(using Colibri iMX7)
  • Setup a Yocto Project build system
  • Creating a meta layer with Yocto Project
  • Creating a recipe with Yocto Project
  • Cross-compiling the kernel for the target
  • Configure the kernel for the target
  • Run your new kernel on the target
  • Qt Creator
  • Develop and deploy Qt application
  • Remote debug Qt app
Trainer’s brief CV

Marco Cavallini YoctoOpen Source and Linux embedded evangelist since 1999 with the first StrongArm boards. Marco Cavallini is an OpenEmbedded member since 2009 and Yocto Advocate since 2012. He founded KOAN in 1996, an embedded software engineering company based in Italy, specialized in kernel development and training services for Linux embedded systems. He is a C/C++ programmer since the mid-80s. When not using computers, Marco is usually interested in mixing Physics with Philosophy.



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