ECE497 Calendar and Exercises

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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.

Week 1

Due Date Exercise Links
8-Mar-2010 Install Linux in a virtual machine on your laptop Installing Ubuntu in VMware Player
9-Mar Edit a wiki Editing a Wiki
" Load Ångström demo image on Beagle. Getting your Beagle running (precompiled)
" Bring a printed copy of the Beagle version of Listing 2-1 on page 2-6. This is a copy you have generated, not a copy of mine.
" Find the OMAP version of Figure 2-1 on page 2-4. OMAP35x Technical Reference Manual
11-Mar Compile and run Listing 2-4 on your host computer. Listings for Embedded Linux Primer
" Build Ångström on your laptop (console-image) Installing The Ångström Distribution Steps 1-6
" Find the Beagle version of Figure 2-5 on page 2-17. Be sure to find a numeric value for the starting address of the POP SDRAM and the POP NAND. Note where you found this information. OMAP35x Technical Reference Manual

BeagleBoard System Reference Manual

" Add your project ideas ECE597 Project Ideas
" Edit your User page on eLinux and add [[Category:ECE597]] to it. This will make it appear of the Category page. Check out User:Tomwm for ideas of what else to put on your User page. Hint: Follow the LUG link.
" Create your portfolio by going to the link and clicking on your name. Use your portfolio as a running record of what you have done for the class. See my portfolio as an example. Think of this as your resume for this class. What else should be on it? Portfolio
12-Mar Configuring the Kernel Lab ECE597 Configuring the Kernel
" Create Listing 4-3 page 4-15 for the Beagle. Format for 1 page, print, bring to class.

Week 2

Due Date Exercise Links
18-Mar Build Ångström on your laptop (whole Beagle demo) ECE597 Installing The Ångström Distribution Step 7
19-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
" 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? ECE597 Kconfig Edits‎

Week 3

Due Date Exercise Links
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

Week 4

Due Date Exercise Links
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

Week 5

Due Date Exercise Links
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

Week 6

Due Date Exercise Links
19-Apr-2010 Lab 07, Using Video Drivers (optional) ECE597 DaVinci Workshop Labs#Lab 07, Using Video Drivers
20 Project Time
22 Project Time

Week 7

Due Date Exercise Links
26 Project Time
27
29

Week 8

Due Date Exercise Links
3-May-2010
4
6

Week 9

Due Date Exercise Links
10-May-2010
11
13

Week 10

Due Date Exercise Links
17-May-2010
18
20