Embedded Software Development with eCos
- Mixed media product | 399 pages
- 174 x 230 x 26mm | 680.39g
- 05 Dec 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
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Foreword by Michael Tiemann, CTO, Red Hat Software and Co-founder of Cygnus Solutions
"Anthony's book is easily the most complete treatment of eCos system development. I believe it is destined to become part of every eCos developer's library."
--Michael Tiemann, CTO, Red Hat Software and Co-founder of Cygnus Solutions
Build low-cost, royalty-free embedded solutions with eCos--step by step.
The Embedded Configurable Operating System (eCos) gives professionals a low-cost, royalty-free embedded software development solution that works in highly constrained hardware environments, while scaling smoothly to larger products. In this start-to-finish guide to eCos solution building, Anthony Massa covers eCos architecture, installation, configuration, coding, deployment, and the entire eCos open source development system. Additional open source tools are included to configure a complete embedded software development environment. Massa's code examples and application case study illuminate techniques for building virtually any embedded system, from the simplest device to complex Internet-enabled wireless systems. Coverage includes:
Understanding eCos architecture: kernel, hardware abstraction layer, and other componentsPreparing your eCos embedded development environment Incorporating additional open source tools for a complete embedded software development environmentWorking with exceptions, interrupts, and virtual vectorsManaging threads and synchronizationUtilizing the eCos networking stack, I/O system, and file systemCovering additional eCos functionality, including third-party open source contributions Using RedBoot, the standardized embedded debug and bootstrap solutionPorting eCos to new hardware platforms
Table of contents
1. An Introduction to the eCos World.
Where It All Started-Cygnus Solutions. The Origins of eCos. Architecture Overview. Summary.
2. The Hardware Abstraction Layer.
3. Exceptions and Interrupts.
Exceptions. Interrupts. Summary.
4. Virtual Vectors.
Virtual Vectors. Summary.
5. The Kernel.
The Kernel. Summary.
6. Threads and Synchronization Mechanisms.
Threads. Synchronization Mechanisms. Summary.
7. Other eCos Architecture Components.
Counters, Clocks, Alarms, and Timers. Asserts and Tracing. ISO C and Math Libraries. I/O Control System. Summary.
8. Additional Functionality and Third-Party Contributions.
Compatibility Layers. ROM Monitors. File Systems. PCI Support. USB Support. Networking Support. SNMP Support. The GoAhead Embedded WebServer. Symmetric Multi-Processing Support. Additional Features. Summary.
9. The RedBoot ROM Monitor.
Overview. RedBoot Directory Structure. Installation and Configuration. User Interface and Command Set. Summary.
10. The Host Development Platform.
Overview. Configuring the Windows Host. Summary.
11. The eCos Toolset.
Packages. The Configuration Tool. Other eCos Tools. Building the eCos Tools. Additional Open-Source Tools. Summary.
12. An Example Application Using eCos.
The eCos Build Process. Examples Overview. RedBoot. ECos. Application. The eCos Tests. Simulators. Summary.
13. Porting eCos.
Overview of Porting. A Platform Porting Example. Summary.
Appendix A. Supported Processors and Evaluation Platforms.
Appendix B. eCos License.
eCos License. GNU General Public License.
Appendix C. Cygwin Tools Upgrade Procedure.
Appendix D. Building the GNU Cross-Development Tools.
About the Author.
About Anthony J. Massa