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Debugging Linux Systems by Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran

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Section #6. Debugging Embedded Linux

From a device driver perspective, embedded software developers often face interfaces not commonly found on conventional computers. Figure 1.3 shows a hypothetical embedded device that could be a handheld, smart phone, point-of-sale (POS) terminal, kiosk, navigation system, gaming device, telemetry gadget on an automobile dashboard, IP phone, music player, digital settop box, or even a pacemaker programmer. The device is built around a System on Chip (SoC) and has some combination of flash memory, SDRAM, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), serial ports, touch screen, Universal Serial Bus (USB), audio codec, connectivity, Secure Digital/Multimedia Card (SD/MMC) controller, Compact Flash, Inter-Integrated Circuit ...

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