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Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By : Igor Viarheichyk
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Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By: Igor Viarheichyk

Overview of this book

Developing applications for embedded systems may seem like a daunting task as developers face challenges related to limited memory, high power consumption, and maintaining real-time responses. This book is a collection of practical examples to explain how to develop applications for embedded boards and overcome the challenges that you may encounter while developing. The book will start with an introduction to embedded systems and how to set up the development environment. By teaching you to build your first embedded application, the book will help you progress from the basics to more complex concepts, such as debugging, logging, and profiling. Moving ahead, you will learn how to use specialized memory and custom allocators. From here, you will delve into recipes that will teach you how to work with the C++ memory model, atomic variables, and synchronization. The book will then take you through recipes on inter-process communication, data serialization, and timers. Finally, you will cover topics such as error handling and guidelines for real-time systems and safety-critical systems. By the end of this book, you will have become proficient in building robust and secure embedded applications with C++.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Connecting to the embedded system

After an embedded application is built on a build system using a cross-compiler, it should be transferred to the target system. The best way to do this on Linux-based embedded systems is by using networking connectivity and a remote shell. Secure Shell (SSH) is widely used due to its security and versatility. It allows you to not only run shell commands on a remote host but also copy files from one machine to another using cryptographic encryption and key-based authentication.

In this recipe, we will learn how to copy the application binary to the emulated ARM system using secure copy, connect to it using SSH, and run the executable in SSH.

Getting ready

We will use the Raspberry Pi emulator...