[LUNI] breaking into embedded?
mike at tuxnami.org
Mon Nov 25 11:51:03 CST 2002
Well, as far as starting in embedded, I would recommend not touching an
operating system. Start /small/, example an Intel 8051 microcontroller
with 4k ROM and 128 bytes (yes bytes) RAM. You could start by learning
how they work, but I would recommend finding an application first.
Think of something to do with it. For example, LEDs are very easy to
interface with this microcontroller. Don't go overboard, though, keep
it simple. From there, start working on the code, in ASM, for the
processor. Then you assemble the circuit and test it. Working small
and in ASM really gives you a good understanding and appreciation of the
CPU and it's capabilities.
On Mon, 2002-11-25 at 02:28, Jonathan Hadley wrote:
> hey. i've lately been especially interested in
> "specialized" and embedded computers. linux, of
> course, lends well to such pursuits ;p
> anyone seriously played around with embedded linux or
> embedded projects generally? i need
> practicality/application as much as i do theory.
> (e.g., how to get PROM-burners, use them, buy SBCs or
> solder my own boards/busses? how do i start?)
> i have a good fundamental understanding of comp. sci.
> though i've never worked this low-level yet. i need a
> good "dummie" guide for my somewhat intermediate
> level. as per usual, standard OSS sites and docs are
> gearred to the real developers and experts (like
> linuxdevices.com) - is O'Reilly's embedded linux book
> a good starter, or too much to start with?
> and i can't overstate my ignorance to (P)ROM
> burners... any good introductions in book, html, pdf,
> or whatever? once i get my hands on one, how would i
> effectively use it? interfacing with common
> microprocessors (e.g., ARM)?
> any help, links, vague suggestions would all be
> appreciated. thanks in advance,
> jon hadley
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