Here are terms (many with definitions!!) that are used with embedded Linux.
- Abatron is a Swiss company that makes a popular Jtag debugger often used to debug embedded Linux. Their primary products are the 'BDIx000' line of Jtag debuggers.
- Short for "Joint Test Action Group", jtag refers to a debugging interface used to validate hardware and debug software on an embedded board. See the wikipedia JTAG entry.
- The Linux kernel is the core software in a Linux system that interfaces with the hardware, manages resources on behalf of process, and mediates interactions between processes and the hardware, and between processes themselves.