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Low-Cost Open-Hardware Linux-Based Internet-of-Things (IoT) Module

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Seeed Studio MS14-S_02 - Low-Cost Open-Hardware Linux-Based Internet-of-Things Module

The MS14 module by Seeed Studio is the 2nd generation Dragino mother board. It enables the use of embedded Linux into various MCU projects. The module represents a low-cost, open-hardware Linux motherboard for micro-controllers. It runs an open-source linux system, which supports a USB host port, and full Ethernet plus 802.11 b/g/n WiFi capabilities.

The goal of the MS14 is to solve the connectivity problem and greatly enhance micro-controller products such as the Arduino. The MS14 supports a generic OpenWrt linux version or a modified OpenWrt version such as for the Arduino Yun.

Applications for the MS14 module include remote control of robots, data logging, web applications for data presentation, mesh networking over WiFi, and many more.

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Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach by Christopher Hallinan

Linux has emerged as today’s #1 operating system for embedded products. Christopher Hallinan’s Embedded Linux Primer has proven itself as the definitive real-world guide to building efficient, high-value, embedded systems with Linux. Now, the author has updated this highly praised book for the newest Linux kernels, capabilities, tools, and hardware support, including advanced multicore processors.

Drawing on more than a decade of embedded Linux experience, the author helps you rapidly climb the learning curve, whether you’re moving from legacy environments or you’re new to embedded programming. The author addresses today’s most important development challenges and demonstrates how to solve the problems you’re most likely to encounter.

You will learn how to build a modern, efficient embedded Linux development environment, and then utilize it as productively as possible. The author offers up-to-date guidance on everything from kernel configuration and initialization to boot-loaders, device drivers to file systems, and BusyBox utilities to real-time configuration and system analysis. This edition adds entirely new chapters on UDEV, USB, and open source build systems.

  • Tour the typical embedded system and development environment and understand its concepts and components.
  • Understand the Linux kernel and userspace initialization processes.
  • Preview boot-loaders, with specific emphasis on U-Boot.
  • Configure the Memory Technology Devices (MTD) subsystem to interface with flash (and other) memory devices.
  • Make the most of BusyBox and latest open source development tools.
  • Learn from expanded and updated coverage of kernel debugging.
  • Build and analyze real-time systems with Linux.
  • Learn to configure device files and driver loading with UDEV.
  • Walk through detailed coverage of the USB subsystem.
  • Introduces the latest open source embedded Linux build systems.
  • Reference appendices include U-Boot and BusyBox commands.

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