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Embedded Linux by John Lombardo

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Chapter 5. Hardware Considerations

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS EXAMINED THE MANY ISSUES and advantages related to using Linux in embedded environments. Of course, the eventual goal is an actual physical product, and that means hardware. If you were creating a Linux application to run on a standard PC, your task would be greatly simplified, because the environment is well defined and doesn’t vary much from one manufacturer to another. But because the embedded world includes a huge number of different product types and requirements, that means an equal number of potential hardware solutions and difficult decisions to be made. Unfortunately, the perfect hardware ...

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