Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Embedded Operating Systems

A Practical Approach

Authors: Holt, Alan, Huang, Chi-Yu

  • Provides an introduction to each of the component parts of an operating system
  • Presents a focus on embedded systems and virtual machines
  • Demonstrates how to build a fully-functional GNU/Linux embedded operating system
  • Fully updated second edition featuring new material on virtual machine technologies such as VirtualBox, Vagrant and the Linux container system Docker
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About this Textbook

This easy-to- follow textbook/reference guides the reader through the creation of a fully functional embedded operating system, from its source code, in order to develop a deeper understanding of each component and how they work together. The text describes in detail the procedure for building the bootloader, kernel, filesystem, shared libraries, start-up scripts, configuration files and system utilities, to produce a GNU/Linux operating system. This fully updated second edition also includes new material on virtual machine technologies such as VirtualBox, Vagrant and the Linux container system Docker.

Topics and features: presents an overview of the GNU/Linux system, introducing the components of the system, and covering aspects of process management, input/output and environment; discusses containers and the underlying kernel technology upon which they are based; provides a detailed examination of the GNU/Linux filesystem; explains how to build an embedded system under a virtual machine, and how to build an embedded system to run natively on an actual processor;introduces the concept of the compiler toolchain, and reviews the platforms BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi; describes how to build firmware images for devices running the Openwrt operating system.

The hands-on nature and clearly structured approach of this textbook will appeal strongly to practically minded undergraduate and graduate level students, as well as to industry professionals involved in this area.

About the authors

Alan Holt is a WiFi engineer for Zeetta Networks where he works on research and development into software defined networks.  Formally, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He was a network engineer at AT&T for 13 years.  Alan holds BSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Telematics, respectively. His other publications include the Springer title Network Performance Analysis: Using the J Programming Language

Chi-Yu Huang is currently working a senior Application Operations Engineer at GE Aviation Systems. Formally, she was a software consultant for Airbus UK PLM and worked on fuel tank modeling projects.  Chi has a BSc in Information Systems, an MSc in Management Information Technology and a PhD in Computer Science. Together with Dr. Holt, she is also co-author of the Springer book 802.11 Wireless Networks: Security and Analysis.

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72977-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 17, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72976-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embedded Operating Systems
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72977-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72977-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-72976-3
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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