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Content posted in August 2012
DAY5: CORTEX-M0 in Commercial Components, Summer 2012
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8/24/2012  364 comments
This discussion presents an overview of commercial CORTEX-M0 components. We present component families from Freescale, Nuvoton, NXP, and ST Microelectronics. This discussion provides insight into todayís available product. Our objective is to provide information about todayís commercial devices and how a designer might select a particular part.
DAY4: CORTEX-M0 Structure, Discussion 3
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8/23/2012  267 comments
This discussion is the third of three views into the details of the CORTEX-M0 processor features. Presented from the point of view of an embedded system designer, this discussion will address four of the key features of the CORTEX-M0 processor, which provide the competitive advantage the M0 is famous for. Those areas are power management, exception handling, stack structures, and SVC/WFE/WFI instructions.
DAY3: CORTEX-M0 Structure, Discussion 2
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8/22/2012  275 comments
This discussion is the second of three views into the details of the CORTEX-M0 processor features. Presented from the point of view of an embedded system designer, this discussion will address the following features of the CORTEX-M0 processor: the SYSTICK core peripheral, the NVIC core peripheral, the SCB core peripheral, and the MPC core peripheral.
DAY2: CORTEX-M0 Structure, Discussion 1
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8/21/2012  244 comments
This discussion is the first of three views into the details of the CORTEX-M0 processor features. Presented from the point of view of an embedded system designer, this discussion will address four different aspects of the CORTEX-M0 processor. They include the instruction set, the memory map, the register set, and the execution modes.
DAY 1: The 8 / 32 Bit Difference, an Overview
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8/20/2012  349 comments
This discussion shows by example the advantages of the CORTEX-M0 architecture over older 8- or 16-bit small computer embedded architectures. Performance and code style advantages will be discussed. On-chip peripheral features of older devices will be contrasted with those of todayís modern devices. Our objective is to provide a well rounded understanding of the new 32-bit CORTEX-M0 landscape.
Part V: Compiling Your Kernel
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8/10/2012  496 comments
The fifth and final course for the week will start with a demonstration on compiling the kernel with debugging information enabled. It then will delve in the KDB symbolic debugger/disassembler and KGDB source debugger. Before doing a wrap-up, Anderson will show how to employ hardware debuggers such as JTAGs.
Part IV: The Nitty Gritty of Debugging
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8/9/2012  353 comments
Getting down to the fine art of debugging, Anderson will go into detail on three operations: Ftrace, Oprofile, and LTTng. What these techniques mean and how they are applied will be the crux of this lesson.
Part III: The Ins & Outs of DebugFS
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8/8/2012  417 comments
The third class lets the students virtually roll up their sleeves and begin enabling and using DebugFS. They'll also learn how to use kprobes, jprobes, and jretprobes. Finally, the SystemTap will be explained in detail.
Part II: Debugging With Printk & Instrumenting Code
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8/7/2012  450 comments
On the second day of class, instructor Michael Anderson will cover how to debug with printk, how to handle instrumenting code with /proc and /sys entries, and more.
Intro: Introduction to Linux Debugging
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8/6/2012  515 comments
During the first class, students will learn how to get code into the kernel with kernel loadable modules. They'll learn how problems manifest themselves in the kernel, specifically referring to kernel panics, kernel oops, and other improper behaviors. After analyzing panics/oops to find the next step, the class will wrap up by watching interactions between user-space and kernel space via strace.




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