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Bad to the Bone by Jason Kridner, Steven F. Barrett

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CHAPTER 5

BeagleBone features and subsystems

Objectives: After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:

• Use the Linux operating system to interact with BeagleBone.

• Describe how the host Linux personal computer (PC) interacts with BeagleBone.

• Employ the Ångström Distribution Linux tool chain aboard BeagleBone to write, compile and execute a C and C++ program.

• Describe the features and subsystems of the ARM Cortex A8 processor.

• Describe the operation of BeagleBone exposed functions available via the P8 and P9 expansion headers.

• Program BeagleBone exposed functions using the Ångström Distribution tool chain.

5.1   OVERVIEW

In the first four chapters of this book we employed BeagleBone as a user–friendly ...

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