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Embedded Software Development with eCos™

Book Description

  • How to build low-cost, royalty-free embedded solutions with eCos

  • Covers eCos architecture, installation, configuration, coding, debugging, bootstrapping, porting, and more

  • Incorporates additional open source software components to extend the features and functionality of eCos, meeting the requirements of a wide range of embedded systems

  • Includes open source tools for a complete embedded software development environment with eCos as the core

  • Contains extensive code examples and complete application case study

  • 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 components

  • Preparing your eCos embedded development environment

  • Incorporating additional open source tools for a complete embedded software development environment

  • Working with exceptions, interrupts, and virtual vectors

  • Managing threads and synchronization

  • Utilizing the eCos networking stack, I/O system, and file system

  • Covering additional eCos functionality, including third-party open source contributions

  • Using RedBoot, the standardized embedded debug and bootstrap solution

  • Porting eCos to new hardware platforms

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
    3. Foreword
    4. Preface
    5. An Introduction to the eCos World
      1. Where It All Started—Cygnus Solutions
      2. The Origins of eCos
      3. Architecture Overview
      4. Summary
    6. The Hardware Abstraction Layer
      1. Overview
      2. Summary
    7. Exceptions and Interrupts
      1. Exceptions
      2. Interrupts
      3. Summary
    8. Virtual Vectors
      1. Virtual Vectors
      2. Summary
    9. The Kernel
      1. The Kernel
      2. Summary
    10. Threads and Synchronization Mechanisms
      1. Threads
      2. Synchronization Mechanisms
      3. Summary
    11. Other eCos Architecture Components
      1. Counters, Clocks, Alarms, and Timers
      2. Asserts and Tracing
      3. ISO C and Math Libraries
      4. I/O Control System
      5. Summary
    12. Additional Functionality and Third-Party Contributions
      1. Compatibility Layers
      2. ROM Monitors
      3. File Systems
      4. PCI Support
      5. USB Support
      6. Networking Support
      7. SNMP Support
      8. The GoAhead Embedded WebServer
      9. Symmetric Multi-Processing Support
      10. Additional Features
      11. Summary
    13. The RedBoot ROM Monitor
      1. Overview
      2. RedBoot Directory Structure
      3. Installation and Configuration
      4. User Interface and Command Set
      5. Summary
    14. The Host Development Platform
      1. Overview
      2. Configuring the Windows Host
      3. Summary
    15. The eCos Toolset
      1. Packages
      2. The Configuration Tool
      3. Other eCos Tools
      4. Building the eCos Tools
      5. Additional Open-Source Tools
      6. Summary
    16. An Example Application Using eCos
      1. The eCos Build Process
      2. Examples Overview
      3. RedBoot
      4. eCos
      5. Application
      6. The eCos Tests
      7. Simulators
      8. Summary
    17. Porting eCos
      1. Overview of Porting
      2. A Platform Porting Example
      3. Summary
    18. About the Author
    19. The GNU General Public License (GPL)Version 2, June 1991
      1. Preamble
      2. How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
    20. About the CD-ROM
    21. Supported Processors and Evaluation Platforms
    22. eCos License
      1. eCos License
      2. GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
    23. Cygwin Tools Upgrade Procedure
      1. STEP 1
      2. STEP 2
      3. STEP 3
      4. STEP 4
      5. STEP 5
      6. STEP 6
      7. STEP 7
      8. STEP 8
      9. UPGRADE HINTS
    24. Building the GNU Cross-Development Tools
      1. STEP 1
      2. STEP 2
      3. STEP 3
      4. STEP 4
      5. STEP 5
      6. STEP 6
      7. STEP 7
      8. STEP 8
      9. STEP 9
      10. STEP 10
      11. STEP 11
      12. Other Processor Tools
      13. Conserving Space
    25. Index