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Starting Embedded Linux Application Development
on ARM based processors

The purpose of this Course is to provide a clear path for embedded developers starting out in embedded Linux programming. Little or no experience of embedded Linux or Linux application development is assumed.

This is one of the few courses around which will introduce you to embedded Linux development using ARM based processors and the ARM DS-5 IDE.

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Once you have a working Linux platform, you are faced with the question ‘What do I do next?’ In a field where there are still few resources to help, this course is designed to give you the ‘next steps’ to turn code into devices.

Linux is an Open source operating system and is maintained by a very active community. At the end of the course, you will be provided with the best resources for furthering your knowledge and expertise.

I attended one of your sessions … and very good it was too!

David George Cygnus Instruments Limited

Thanks very much for the Linux course. I think it was really good and it was really what I wanted.
Syed M. A. Moosvi Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Limited
AMAZING. I can separate the wheat from the chaff and Mr Joe Nicholson gave us not only the wheat but [the] bread and he shared with us how to make that good quality bread…

Joe Rosa, Oxford ICT

Congratulations on the recent Linux course – our 2 guys were very impressed with it, and having scanned the course material, I can see why!

Steve Rudd, Principal Engineer, Seaward Electronic.




Details of the next Training Course

Title : Starting Embedded Linux Application Development on ARM based processors – A one day session specifically designed to introduce the Linux operating system and Linux application development to existing microcontroller users.
Presenter : Joe Nicholson
Date : Wednesday 25th June, 2014.
Time : 09:30 – 16:30
Place : The course is run at Hitex offices in Coventry. For Directions click here.

Find more information about the course here.

To book online contact Hitex here.

This course introduces embedded Linux development to existing embedded system-on-chip developers. It focuses on ARM based processors and the ARM DS-5 IDE. Little or no experience of embedded Linux or Linux application development is assumed. This course takes advantage of the DS-5 package to help speed up the learning process and remove impediments, whilst focusing on the requirements of embedded applications (such as low level hardware access & TCP/IP socket communication).

For the embedded software engineer, starting embedded Linux application development can present a major hurdle. Conceptually, things are very different to development using an RTOS or bare metal programming… Linux shows its mainframe heritage. To further complicate matters, embedded Linux application development normally requires development tools that run under Linux. The learner therefore needs to first install and learn the basics of desktop Linux. Once this hurdle has been surmounted, there are then various choices for open source development tools: both command line and IDE-based. Although this wide choice is very powerful, it represents a fierce challenge as one attempts to find a learning path. The purpose of this Course is to provide a unified, coordinated path for embedded developers starting out in embedded Linux programming. There are actually very few books which focus on embedded Linux programming. Once you have a working Linux platform the newbie developer is faced with the question ‘What do I do Next?’ This course is designed to answer that question.


“Thanks for a well paced course on Wednesday”

Malcolm Binstead

“Thanks for the course yesterday (we) found it very useful.”

Steven Borley, Director, Partner Electronics Ltd

“Talking to my colleagues, we all felt we had gained something very useful form this (course) … it was especially good to have the benefit of Joe’s hands on experience.”

Alan Darcy
Lascar Electronics

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