Re: Embedded linux boards
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
[email]email@example.com[/email] (steve) writes:[color=blue]
> I am confused about what hardware to pick up . I want to demonstrate
> the development process of an embedded linux system which would cover
> the following
Linux doesn't really have a clearly drawn BSP interface, so it is
hard to define this part of the development process.
> Boot image creation
> RTOS porting on target
> Mini project
> Basics of Embedded applications[/color]
Except for the BSP part, any old PC (even obsolete) can be used
to demonstrate these things: From a software point of view,
"embedded" x86 boards are not very different from an old PC
with a small harddisk (or no harddisk at all), though by sight
they do look quite different....
However, you may also want to demonstrate real cross development
for which you should select a non-x86 (e.g. ARM or PPC) target.
There are many different kinds of (typically "eval-type") boards
available to choose from. You should select one that has an
up to date Linux kernel available. I used to use boards from
SSV ([url]www.ssv-embedded.de[/url]) as well as the LART board (see
[url]http://www.lart.tudelft.nl[/url]), but I suspect that latter one is
a bit outdated by now.
Robert Kaiser email: rkaiser AT sysgo DOT com
SYSGO AG [url]http://www.elinos.com[/url]
Klein-Winternheim / Germany [url]http://www.sysgo.com[/url]