Exploring Beaglebone: Tools and Techniques for Building with Embedded Linux
In-depth instruction and practical techniques for building with the BeagleBone embedded Linux platform Exploring BeagleBone ?is a hands-on guide to bringing gadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBone embedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detail provide more than just a BeagleBone instruction manual-you'll also learn the underlying engineering techniques that will allow you to create your own projects. The book begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, and then gradually moves into communication, control, and advanced applications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace. In addition, the book's companion website features instructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, to ensure that you have everything you need. The BeagleBone's small size, high performance, low cost, and extreme adaptability have made it a favorite development platform, and the Linux software base allows for complex yet flexible functionality. The BeagleBone has applications in smart buildings, robot control, environmental sensing, to name a few; and, expansion boards and peripherals dramatically increase the possibilities.? Exploring BeagleBone ?provides a reader-friendly ?guide to the device, including a crash course in computer engineering. While following step by step, you can: Get up to speed on embedded Linux, electronics, and programming Master interfacing electronic circuits, buses and modules, with practical examples Explore the Internet-connected BeagleBone and the BeagleBone with a display Apply the BeagleBone to sensing applications, including video and sound Explore the BeagleBone's Programmable Real-Time Controllers Updated to cover the latest Beagle boards, Linux kernel versions, and Linux software releases. Includes new content on Linux kernel development, the Linux Remote Processor Framework, CAN bus, IoT frameworks, and much more Hands-on learning helps ensure that your new skills stay with you, allowing you to design with electronics, modules, or peripherals even beyond the BeagleBone. Insightful guidance and online peer support help you transition from beginner to expert as you master the techniques presented in? Exploring BeagleBone , the practical handbook for the popular computing platform.
From the Back Cover What I've learned on this topic has taken me a decade of self-study culling through books and release notes and various platforms. Here, you've demystified it all in the span of a single (large) volume. --Brian DeLacey, founder of the IoT Festival This wonderful book is at the nexus of so many of the skills that are vital to today's computer scientists, electrical engineers, and innovators of all stripes as they turn their ideas into transformative creations. --Prof Ray Simar, Professor in the Practice of Digital Signal Processing Architecture, Rice University, Texas Derek Molloy's, Exploring BeagleBone, is THE book to go to if you are interested in learning about embedded Linux programming and how to use it to exploit the powerful capabilities of the BeagleBone single board computer. --Prof. Burford Furman, San José State University, California GIVE LIFE TO YOUR CREATIONS WITH THE VERSATILE, LINUX-POWERED BEAGLE BOARDS Whatever applications you can dream up, Beagle boards can help you build them. This hands-on guide teaches you the essential Beagle board skills and underlying engineering principles. It then takes you into interfacing, communication, and control so that you can create your own projects. Finally, you'll explore using Beagle boards for advanced applications such as building Internet-of-Things systems and real-time interfacing. With hands-on examples and outstanding guidance, this book will give you the in-depth knowledge to do great things with your Beagle board. Features a detailed review of the Linux, electronics, and programming skills required to master the Beagle boards Thoroughly examines interfacing a Beagle board to almost any type of circuit or device Demonstrates advanced Beagle board applications such as network communications; rich user interfaces; images, video, and audio; and real-time interfacing using the board's PRU-ICSS Teaches transferrable essential skills to help you design with electronics, modules, or peripherals that can be used even beyond the Beagle board Updated to cover the latest Beagle boards, Linux kernel versions, and Linux software releases. Includes new content on Linux kernel development, the Linux Remote Processor Framework, CAN bus, IoT frameworks, and much more! Visit the companion website at www.exploringbeaglebone.com for source code, instructional videos, online peer discussions, and more!