Embedded Linux with Yocto Boot Camp 

Date & Time Sep 19, 20, & 21, 2018  from 09:00 to 17:00
Via Broseta 67,
24128 Bergamo - Italy
Price 1500 Euros
Language English

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Koan 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 KOAN SAS, Bergamo, Italy from September 19-21, 2018.

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® i.MX 6 Arm SoC on the Toradex Colibri iMX6DL System on Module. You will need to bring your own Laptop.

Training Agenda
Setup and Introduction
Linux kernel
Yocto Project introduction
  • Virtual machine setup
  • Introduction to embedded Linux
  • Advantages of using Linux
  • Systems running Linux
  • Typical embedded hardware
  • System architecture
  • Linux kernel sources structure
  • Details about the API provided to kernel drivers
  • Cross compilator toolchains
  • Cross-compiling the kernel for the target
  • Device Tree
  • Yocto Project overview
  • How to setup the Yocto Project build system
  • Organization of the project source tree
  • Building a root filesystem image using the Yocto Project
Linux Commands and filesystem
Linux kernel details
OpenEmbedded and Yocto Project
  • Linux Commands
  • Linux filesystem
  • Virtual filesystems
  • Understanding the development process
  • Linux kernel introduction
  • Linux versioning
  • Generating patches with diff
  • Understanding the kernel development
  • General concepts of a build system
  • Origin of Yocto Project
  • Yocto Project recipes
  • Yocto Project meta layers
  • Configuring the build system
  • Customizing the package selection
Using Linux
(using the Virtual Machine)
Using Linux
(using the Virtual Machine)
Running Yocto on the host
(using the Virtual Machine)
  • Using the Unix command line
  • Using the vi text editor
  • Discovering procfs and sysfs
  • Using TFTP and NFS connect the board
    to develompent PC
  • Extracting a generic linux kernel
  • Applying patches to the kernel with
  • Configuring the kernel
  • Setup the Poky reference build system
  • Building a system image
  • Creating a meta layer with Yocto Project
  • Creating an example recipe with Yocto
Configuring, compiling and booting
the Linux kernel
Configuring, compiling and booting
the Linux kernel
Yocto Project
  • Busybox
  • Bootloaders
  • u-boot
  • Autotools concepts
  • Booting the kernel using TFTP and NFS
  • Linux kernel configuration
  • Kernel booting parameters
  • Native and cross-compilation generated
  • CPU pin muxing
  • Device Tree
  • The init process
  • Writing a minimal recipe
  • Adding dependencies
  • Development workflow with bitbake
  • Meta layers customization
Kernel configuration, cross-compiling
and booting on NFS
(using the Virtual Machine)
Kernel configuration, cross-compiling
and booting on NFS
(using the Virtual Machine)
Running Linux on the target
(using the Arm board)
  • Configuring TFTP server on the host machine
  • Configuring NFS server on the host machine
  • Flash a Linux image on a SDCard
  • Booting the target board using TFTP and
  • Cross compile a customized kernel
  • Run a modified Linux image on your target
  • Play around with Embedded Linux on
    your board
  • Create a custom recipe for a new package
  • Flash a new Linux image on a SDCard
  • Writing a recipe for nInvaders
  • Adding nInvaders to the final image
  • Play around with generated image on
    your board
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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