Embedded Linux Webinars
In addition to our project-based support offering, Timesys also provides webinars to help you with your embedded Linux project and provide insight on embedded Linux topics.
The videos listed on this page are free to view and are segmented into the following categories:
Factory Build System
These webinars are intended to help developers best utilize LinuxLink and the award-winning Factory embedded Linux build system to quickly configure, build and test their Linux projects.
Building an embedded medical device using the Texas Instruments Zoom™ OMAP35x Development Kit from Logic PD with LinuxLink
This exciting hands-on webinar series will not only introduce you to fast Linux product development with Timesys tools, but it also will demonstrate how open source technology can be harnessed to build an embedded medical device using one of the powerful OMAP-3530 processors from TI.
Besides Qt Embedded for Linux, the baseline Linux platform will integrate packages and audio codecs for audio capability as well as network connectivity, including WiFi which is present on the Logic PD kit. The final product will be deployed in flash and will autoboot.
Session 1: Project fast track — Development environment and small footprint Linux platform for the OMAP-3530
Session 2: EKG device — Meeting application requirements and objectives through rapid development with LinuxLink and open source middleware
Session 3: System debugging and testing with the OMAP35x
Building a Bluetooth-enabled home automation device on the Atmel SAM9263 with LinuxLink
This hands-on webinar series will walk attendees through the process of building a Linux-based home automation device using an Atmel SAM9263-EK reference board.
The resulting product design will include a graphical control interface displayed on the attached LCD, controlled with a touchscreen. It will demonstrate networked remote sensor control by gathering data from an accelerometer via Bluetooth and subsequently changing the state of controlled devices via GPIO. The finished product will be deployed in on-board flash.
Session 1: Assembling and booting a small footprint Linux platform
Session 2: Building a custom GUI on GTK+ with Glade
Session 3: Integrating Bluetooth devices
Session 4: System debugging and testing
Building an Internet Radio on the Freescale i.MX31PDK with LinuxLink
This hands-on webinar series will walk attendees through the process of building a Linux-based internet radio using Freescale’s i.MX31PDK 3-stack board.
The internet radio device will include a graphics based application displayed on the LCD through which a radio station URL address will be passed on to an audio playback application. The Linux platform assembled for the Internet Radio will integrate packages and audio codecs for streaming and audio playback capability as well as a Bluetooth subsystem. The final product will be deployed in NAND flash and will autoboot on the reference board.
Session 1: Assembling a small footprint Linux platform for the i.MX31PDK
Session 2: Building a custom GUI on GTK+ with Glade for the i.MX31PDK
Session 3: Adding audio codecs and a Bluetooth subsystem on the i.MX31PDK
Session 4: System debugging and testing with the i.MX31PDK
Embedded Linux Development
Our embedded Linux development webinar archive is full of valuable and informative presentations on embedded Linux topics that you can view from the comfort of your desk, whenever you want.
ADDED 25 MAY 2016
Using Yocto to Develop Your Next Product: Ka-Ro Product QuickStart Kit Overview
ADDED 16 JANUARY 2016
A Linux-Based Approach to Building a Real-Time Industrial Ethernet Network for Automation
ADDED 28 JULY 2015
Overcoming Your Hesitation to Migrate to a Linux Device Tree Kernel
ADDED 07 JULY 2014
Getting Started With a Yocto Project Based Qt SDK on the Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained Development Kit
ADDED 01 MARCH 2013
6 More Reasons to Upgrade from LinuxLink FREE Edition to LinuxLink PRO Edition
ADDED 11 OCTOBER 2012
6 Reasons to Upgrade from LinuxLink FREE Edition to LinuxLink PRO Edition
Adopting a Common Embedded Linux Toolset
Managers of engineering divisions using open source frequently find their departments wrestling with the issues behind managing several different Linux distributions. Some solutions may be created from scratch, others based on a open source distribution, while others from a commercial vendor. Timesys understands and embraces this model by providing a flexible tool set — LinuxLink — which was designed to integrate into an existing project while still providing all of the necessary components for new projects.
Survey of Linux Filesystems
Unlike desktop Linux systems, which typically use ext3, an embedded engineer has many different filesystems to use, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. This webinar will discuss in-depth the different filesystems frequently (and not so frequently) used on embedded targets. We will show where to get the tools for each of the filesystems and how to use them to create a root filesystem (RFS) for your target.
Learn what happens when a Linux kernel boots from a bootloader to init to your user-space program running. Understand how to minimize boot time and get the right programs running for your application. We will also discuss what Linux does after the kernel starts and how you can get your application running easily.
Is Real-Time Right for Me?
Real-time is a term often used, but never well-defined. What, exactly, does real-time mean? How do you know you need a real-time system, and what’s the difference between hard and soft real-time? This webinar will attempt to demystify the terminology behind real-time, and help you understand if you need a real-time solution and if the Linux real-time offerings are of help to you.
Solving Common Board Bring-Up Problems
Even after getting all of the right software, booting the target is fraught with difficulties. Getting all of the supporting software properly configured to host a development board can take much longer than expected and contains many not-so-obvious pitfalls. This webinar discusses some of the most common problems our users have encountered and suggests solutions.
Great Small Packages for Embedded Developers
While the fantastic “Swiss army knife” project BusyBox provides a great number of packages for embedded engineers, it does not provide all of the functionality needed by today’s complex embedded devices. Learn about the other packages in the open source community that can provide the extra functionality you need while consuming minimum resource on your target platform.
Case Study: Partner Ecosystem Delivers Embedded Solutions
Leading silicon vendors partner with Timesys to take advantage of LinuxLink’s distribution and community features to create Linux distributions around their kernels and support their customers. The webinar describes first hand how Timesys’ partners create, distribute and support their distributions and how LinuxLink subscribers directly benefit from this new model.
Eclipse and Embedded Systems
Learn about the core capabilities of the Eclipse project, how Eclipse manages projects and where you can download this great, free tool. While the Eclipse project started as an integrated development environment for Java developers, the additional tools for C/C++ programmers developed in the C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT) make Eclipse a viable option for those coding in C/C++ using the GNUs GCC toolset.
Inside GCC for Embedded Developers
Linux development wouldn’t happen without GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection. Using a GCC-based cross-compiler, there are some tricks of the trade that every embedded developer should know in order to configure GCC for their project and diagnose problems when they occur. This webinar looks at how you can tweak your GCC cross-compiler configuration to ease compilation and deployment and what options GCC includes to help you common diagnose problems.
Automake and Autoconf
Most open source projects use automake and autoconf to make building binaries less painful on a wide-range of target systems. Automake and autoconf make the process of compiling software for a different target nearly effortless; however, not all projects have been created with cross-compilation in mind. This webinar looks at automake / autoconf from an embedded engineers’ perspective and presents ways to make your software more cross-compile friendly and how to work with projects that haven’t been built with this usage pattern in mind.
Create a Kernel and Root Filesystem for Your Evaluation Board
This webinar shows how to speed and simplify RFS configuration. Learn how to create and debug a Linux loadable kernel module and RFS. Also, see how to design and optimize target RFS images for an application.
Making Linux Work in a Tiny Flash
How small is small? For some, it is 32 MB; for others, it is less than 2 MB. This webinar walks you through the process of customizing the Linux kernel, the Linux root file system, and configuration of packages such as uClibc and busybox to meet your footprint needs.
Get Up-to-Date: Enable Field Upgradeability of Your Embedded Device
We’ll guide you through the process of designing a Linux configuration enabling the addition, removal or upgrade of services and applications after deployment.
Get Control: Integrate Real-Time Extensions into Your Embedded Linux Platform
We’ll lead you through an example development project to showcase how real-time extensions can be used and integrated into your embedded Linux distribution.
Get Started: Navigate the Open Source Community
Learn how to navigate the Open Source community to find the software, tools, projects and repositories needed to create a Linux configuration suitable for your embedded target.
Developing Custom Linux Platforms for PowerPC Processors
This presentation covers key embedded development topics including patching and compiling the Linux kernel, assembling a root filesystem (RFS) from pre-compiled binary RPMs, cross-compiling a source RPM, adding it to an RFS and more.