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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:



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Timesys Factory Webinar Series


Embedded Linux Development


Upcoming Webinars

Free NXP-Timesys Presented Webinar
June 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT

Full Life Cycle Security Maintenance of Embedded Linux BSPs

Full Life Cycle Security Maintenance of Embedded Linux BSPs

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NXP-Timesys Presented Webinar
April 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT

BSP security maintenance: Best practices for vulnerability monitoring & remediation

BSP security maintenance: Best practices for vulnerability monitoring & remediation

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NXP-Timesys Presented Webinar
December 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST

Software Security Management: Cutting through the vulnerability storm with NXP Vigiles

Software Security Management: Cutting through the vulnerability storm with NXP Vigiles

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Timesys University Webinar Series
May 17 – July 12, 2018 | Sponsored by:

Reduce Risk with RISC:
Designing and Maintaining Secure Embedded Linux Devices with Advantech RISC Platforms

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October 24 – December 5, 2017 | Presented by:

Developing for Industrial IoT with Linux OS on DragonBoard™ 410c

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Timesys Webinar Series
June 2017 | Tuesdays & Thursdays

Building Embedded Software Efficiently with an IDE

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

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Session 2: EKG device — Meeting application requirements and objectives through rapid development with LinuxLink and open source middleware

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Session 3: System debugging and testing with the OMAP35x

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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

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Session 2: Building a custom GUI on GTK+ with Glade

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Session 3: Integrating Bluetooth devices

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Session 4: System debugging and testing

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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

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Session 2: Building a custom GUI on GTK+ with Glade for the i.MX31PDK

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Session 3: Adding audio codecs and a Bluetooth subsystem on the i.MX31PDK

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Session 4: System debugging and testing with the i.MX31PDK

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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


A Linux-Based Approach to Building a Real-Time Industrial Ethernet Network for Automation


Starting a Project with the Yocto Build System

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


How to Remotely Debug a Multi-Threaded Application on a Freescale i.MX 6 Processor-Based Platform Using TimeStorm


6 More Reasons to Upgrade from LinuxLink FREE Edition to LinuxLink PRO Edition


6 Popular Embedded Linux Packages


6 Ways to Make Embedded Linux Boot More Quickly


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.

Linux Boot-up

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 x86 Processors

This webinar steps through the process of customizing Linux for an embedded development project.

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.

Transitioning to LinuxLink

This webinar explains how to make a smooth transition from traditional Linux distributions to the more robust features of LinuxLink by Timesys.

Could you/your team benefit from training to get you up and running with your embedded Linux development in the shortest time possible?

Our Timesys Jump Start course can help get you up and running quickly and with confidence. We can help you set up a training agenda and work with you on-site for two days to accomplish your mini goals.

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