ECE497 Calendar and Exercises
Here's what you'll need to do for the class. Unless stated otherwise these are individual exercises, not team.
I'm updating this from last year, so be sure to check the year to be sure it's been refreshed.
|1-1||7-Mar-2011||Chap 1||Introduction||Edit a wiki||ECE497 Editing a Wiki|
|1-2||8||2.1-2.3.5||Booting, Memory Map, Cross-Development||Install Linux in a virtual machine on your laptop, or do a native install. I suggest Ubuntu 10.4 LTS. Some of the TI software requires it.||ECE497 Installing Ubuntu in VMware Player|
|"||Load Ångström demo image on Beagle.||ECE497 Getting your Beagle running (precompiled)|
|1-3||10-Mar||3.2.13, 4.1-4.3.2||Processor Basics, TI ARM, The Kernel||Bring a printed copy of the Beagle version of Listing 2-1 on page 15. This is a copy you have generated, not a copy of mine.|
|"||Download the BeagleBoard-xM System Reference Manual. Be sure it's for the xM.||(Google for it.)|
|"||Download the DM3730 Technical Reference Manual. Be sure you have the right one, it's some 3,600+ pages long.||DM3730 Technical Reference Manual|
|"||Edit your User page on eLinux and add [[Category:ECE497]] to it. This will make it appear of the Category page. Check out User:Mayhewsw for ideas of what else to put on your User page.|
|1-4||11||Lab time||Compile and run Listing 2-4 on your host computer.||ECE497 Listings for Embedded Linux Primer|
|"||Build Ångström on your laptop (console-image)||ECE497 Installing The Angstrom Distribution Steps 1-6|
|"||Find the Beagle version of Figure 2-5 on page 25. Be sure to find a numeric value for the starting address of the POP SDRAM. Note where you found this information.||DM3730 Technical Reference Manual|
|"||Add your project ideas||ECE497 Project Ideas|
|2-1||15-Mar||4.33-4.5, 5.1-5.2||Adding to the Kernel makefile, Kernel Initialization||Configuring the Kernel Lab||ECE497 Configuring the Kernel|
|"||Create Listing 4-3 page 77 for the Beagle. Format for 1 page, print, bring to class.|
|2-2||16-Mar||5.3-5.6||Command Line Processing, __setup Macro, Lab time||Optional: Build Ångström on your laptop (whole Beagle demo)||ECE497 Installing The Angstrom Distribution Step 7|
|2-3||19-Mar-2010||Reproduce every listing in the current reading assignment. See my Listing page as an example. Note any interesting differences between your listing and the book and my listings. Keep a printed copy in a notebook. Bring to class and I'll check them during lab time.||ECE497 Listings for Embedded Linux Primer|
|"||Here's a challenge for today's lab. Modify the correct Kconfig file so you have the option shown in the link. What changes would you have to make the the makefile for your new code to compile?||ECE497 Kconfig Edits|
|22-Mar-2010||Reproduce every listing in the current reading assignment. See my Listing page as an example. Create your own version and link to in in your portfolio. Don't just copy from my version. Note any interesting differences between your listing and the book and my listings.||ECE597 Listings for Embedded Linux Primer|
|25-27, Mar-2011||Indiana LinuxFest is a community F/OSS conference, which is showcasing the best the community has to offer in the way of Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware, and Free Culture. We are also highlighting the best and brightest from all of these communities from the hobbyist to professional level.
I'll be presenting at this on Saturday afternoon.
|29-Mar-2010||Modify the prompt in U-boot to include you initials.||ECE597 Configuring U-boot|
|1-Apr-2010||Follow the example in 8.1-8.2 to write a kernel module.||ECE597 Listings for Embedded Linux Primer Chapter 8|
|12-Apr-2010||Demo what you've done so far|
|13||Reconfigure BusyBox||ECE597 Configuring BusyBox|
|Install DSP Software||ECE597 Installing DSP Development Tools|
|DaVinci Workshop - Lab 05, gMake||ECE597 DaVinci Workshop Labs#Lab 05, gMake|
|15||Lab 06, Using the OSS Driver||ECE597 DaVinci Workshop Labs#Lab 06, Using the OSS Driver|
|19-Apr-2010||Lab 07, Using Video Drivers (optional)||ECE597 DaVinci Workshop Labs#Lab 07, Using Video Drivers|