Embedded Linux training – 4 days

Learn how to develop an embedded Linux system

Important: starting from September 2022, this training is replaced by a new and updated version, whose details are visible on the Embedded Linux training, new edition page.

Course details

  • Duration: 4 days / 32 hours (on-site) – 6 half days / 24 hours (on-line)
  • Agenda: on-siteon-line agenda not available yet, ask us!
  • Training materials: slides, practical labs, lab data.
  • Written language: English
  • Available oral languages: English and French.

Note that the below public sessions are only with the 5-day variant of this course, and use a different ARM board during practical labs.

Public on-line sessions

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Cost and registration
Note: starting from September 2022, we are offering our new and updated Embedded Linux system development course. Please see this page for details and next dates

*The price is excluding VAT. Eventbrite charges VAT, except for businesses in the European Union outside of France if they provide valid company information and VAT number to Evenbrite at registration time.

The discount rate is applicable at the following conditions:

  • Booking at least 1 month prior to the training session start
  • Booking and payment made online using Eventbrite (payment by credit card or Paypal, payments by wire transfer based on an invoice are not eligible to the discount rate)
  • Limit of 6 seats per training session at the discount rate

If you are unable to register through Eventbrite, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be able to provide a training contract and offer alternative payment methods.

Registration on Eventbrite remains available until the session starts, subject to seat availability.

See details about our on-line sessions.

Dedicated online sessions

We can organize private online sessions for your team or company. This way, you can choose the dates and times that best suit the needs and availabilities of your teams.

Dedicated on-site sessions

We can send one of our trainers at your own location, anywhere in the world (we have taught classes on all continents). See how to register.

Target audience

training desktopThis course targets engineers who wish to use the Linux system in new embedded projects, and people supporting customers developing such systems. In five days, through theory and practical labs, the course makes you familiar with the architecture of an embedded Linux system, how to build such a system, how to take advantage of open source components to implement system features and reduce development costs, and details how to develop and debug your own applications in an embedded environment.

At the end of this course, you will be ready to start a project using embedded Linux, from system building to application development.

Objectives

  • Be able to understand the overall architecture of Embedded Linux systems.
  • Be able to choose, build, setup and use a cross-compilation toolchain.
  • Be able to understand the booting sequence of an embedded Linux system, and to set up and use the U-Boot bootloader.
  • Be able to select a Linux kernel version, to configure, build and install the Linux kernel on an embedded system.
  • Be able to create from scratch a Linux root filesystem, including all its elements: directories, applications, configuration files, libraries.
  • Be able to choose and setup the main Linux filesystems for block storage devices, and understand their main characteristics.
  • Be able to select, cross-compile and integrate open-source software components (libraries, applications) in an Embedded Linux system, and to handle license compliance.
  • Be able to setup and use an embedded Linux build system, to build a complete system for an embedded platform.
  • Be able to develop and debug applications on an embedded Linux system.

Note that a 5-day variant of this course exists, with additional lectures and practical labs about flash storage and real-time.

See our agenda for content details.

All the training materials we use during this course are freely available. Before the session, you can then check that they correspond to your needs.

Practical labs

STM32MP157C-DK1 Discovery boardIn our on-site courses, each lecture is followed by a practical lab done by the participant. The practical labs represent 50% to 60% of the whole course time. Labs are performed on an STM32MP157 Discovery board from STMicroelectronics, based on a Dual Cortex-A7 + Cortex M4 CPU. Participants will use this board to progressively implement the different aspects of an embedded Linux system.

In our on-line courses, the practical labs are performed as live demonstrations by the trainer. Participants can ask questions at any time. Optionally, the participants who have access to the necessary hardware accessories can reproduce the labs by themselves.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge and practice of UNIX or GNU/Linux commands: participants must be familiar with the Linux command line. Participants lacking experience on this topic should get trained by themselves, for example with our freely available on-line slides at https://bootlin.com/blog/command-line/
  • Minimal English language level: B1, according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages, for our sessions in English. See the CEFR grid for self-evaluation.

Hardware requirements

  • For on-line courses:
    • Computer with the operating system of your choice, with the Google Chrome or Chromium browser for videoconferencing.
    • Webcam and microphone, from an audio headset
    • High speed access to the Internet
    • Optionally: the hardware accessories needed for the practical labs, if you want to reproduce the practical labs by yourself. Note that this is not mandatory: you can follow the course without those hardware accessories, as the trainer will perform the practical labs as live demonstrations.
  • For on-site courses:
    • Training room
    • Video projector
    • One recent PC computer for each desk (1 or 2 persons) installed with Linux. See the training agenda for detailed requirements.
    • Unfiltered and fast connection to the Internet
    • Bootlin provides the hardware accessories for the practical labs for the duration of the course

Participants with disabilities

Participants with disabilities who have special needs are invited to contact us to discuss adaptations to the training course.

Contact

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