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Linux Device Drivers for Embedded Systems (SFC) 

Introduction

Linux is becoming a popular operating system for embedded systems like media players, set-top boxes and other consumer electronics. Unlike desktop and server versions of Linux, embedded versions of Linux are designed for devices with limited resources and using different processor architectures. 

Objectives

The objective of this Embedded Linux Device Driver course is to equip participants with sufficient knowledge and confidence to develop device driver for the board support package of the embedded platform. This course provides the participants with an understanding of different classes of devices and how the device driver is written and integrated into the Linux kernel. Hands-on practice will be given to the participants in a step by step manner - to implement Linux device driver on an embedded platform. 

Outline

Day 1
Basic device driver concepts, Kernel Modules vs Applications, Interrupts handling, Blocking vs Non-blocking I/O, Concurrency, Character devices

Day 2
Linux 2.6 kernels vs 2.4 kernels driver models, Linux device model, Debugging device drivers, Block devices

Day 3
Memory allocation and management, memory mapping and DMA, Serial Drivers and TTY drivers, Network Drivers, USB Drivers

Hands-on exercise will be carried out during the class. Participants will get to bring home a working embedded Linux setup by the end of the course.  

Trainer(s)

Mr Teng, Philip

Mr Philip Teng graduated with a BEng (EE) degree from National University of Singapore and received his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Having worked on embedded system software in mission critical and safety critical applications for the past fourteen years, Philip has extensive know-how in developing complex software, as well as the key technologies in real time embedded software. His experience includes commercial and defence applications, such as the unmanned ground vehicle application for commercial port operations. He is also the team leader of the flight software team for Singapore's first micro-satellite, which was successfully launched into space and operating. Philip is also lecturing in NTU on Embedded Systems Programming for the Masters of Science (Embedded Systems).

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for embedded system engineers who wish to learn how to implement Linux device driver on an embedded Linux platform.

Course Pre-requisite: Linux for Embedded Systems course or equivalent experience in setting up the Linux kernel for embedded systems.

Course supported for the new Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) funding

Union members may enjoy up to $250 unfunded course fee support when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP. Conditions apply. Visit www.ntuc.org.sg for more information.  

Details

Date(s):

25 to 27 October 2017 

Time:

9:00am to 5:00pm 

Venue:

NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre 

Closing Date:

11 October 2017 

Course Fee:

Standard: S$1155.60  

NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students: S$924.48  

Group (3 & Above): S$1040.04

NTUC Member: S$1040.04

 

Registration fees inclusive of:

  • Course materials

  • Light refreshments

  • Complimentary Lunch - applicable at NTU@one-north campus only

  • Prevailing GST

Online Registration

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Methods of Payment

1. Credit Card (Visa, American Express and Mastercard only)

2. Cheque made payable to Nanyang Technological University

3. Invoice to Company (for Company Sponsored Participants)

4. E-invoice (for Government Organizations)

5. Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft (Note: All related charges are to be borne by participant)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A written notification to copace@ntu.edu.sg or fax to

6774 2911 before course closing date.

No cancellation charges (Full refund)

 

 

A written notification on or after course closing date.
 

No Refund

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