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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Alex Gonzalez
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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Alex Gonzalez

Overview of this book

The Yocto Project has become the de facto distribution build framework for reliable and robust embedded systems with a reduced time to market.You'll get started by working on a build system where you set up Yocto, create a build directory, and learn how to debug it. Then, you'll explore everything about the BSP layer, from creating a custom layer to debugging device tree issues. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to add a new software layer, packages, data, scripts, and configuration files to your system. You will then cover topics based on application development, such as using the Software Development Kit and how to use the Yocto project in various development environments. Toward the end, you will learn how to debug, trace, and profile a running system. This second edition has been updated to include new content based on the latest Yocto release.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page
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In the previous chapter, we became comfortable with the build system and the reference hardware we are using. We built images, ran them, and learned how to customize and optimize our build system.

Now we have our build environment ready with the Yocto Project, it's time to think about beginning development work on our embedded Linux project.

Most embedded Linux projects require both custom hardware and software. An early task in the development process is to test different hardware reference boards and select one to base our design on. As we saw in the Building Wandboard images recipe in Chapter 1, The Build System, for this book we have chosen the Wandboard, an NXP i.MX6-based platform, as it is an affordable and open board, which makes it perfect for our needs.

The Wandboard uses a SoM that is then mounted into a carrier board and sold as a single-board computer. As the schematics are open, the SoM could be used with a different carrier board design for a much more specific product...