Embedded Linux training, new generation

Learn how to develop an embedded Linux system

Important: this page presents the new edition of our Embedded Linux training course, which will be available starting from September 2022. Until September 2022, we are still offering our current Embedded Linux training course.

Course details

  • Duration: 5 days / 40 hours (on-site) – 7 half days / 28 hours (on-line)
  • Agenda: on-siteon-line
  • Training materials: under development. You can look at the slides of our previous generation Embedded Linux training to get an idea of the materials. Full materials will be published when the course is ready.
  • Written language: English
  • Available oral languages: English and French.

Public on-line sessions

We have not yet scheduled public on-line sessions for this course. Dates will be announced soon.

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.
  • Be able to understand the main open-source licenses.
  • 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.

Training materials

All the training materials used for this course will be fully and freely available our on site as soon as this training course is ready, in September 2022. Until then, you can check the training materials of our current Embedded Linux training course

Practical labs

STM32MP157C-DK1 Discovery board
BeagleBoneBlack Wireless

In 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 embedded ARM board, that the participants will use to progressively implement the different aspects of an embedded Linux system. Two electronic boards are supported for this course: the STM32MP157D-DK1 Discovery board and the BeagleBoneBlack Wireless.

In our on-line courses, the practical labs are performed as live demonstrations by the trainer, so participants do not need special hardware but can ask questions at any time. Optionally, the participants who have access to the necessary hardware accessories can reproduce the labs by themselves, and benefit from support from the trainer.

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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