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Real-Time Embedded Systems by Xiaocong Fan

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Chapter 2

Cross-Platform Development

Abstract

This chapter serves as a road map for the whole book, where all the major activities involved in the process of cross-platform development are explained. Our focus is on the concepts and tools that are most relevant to the generation of target images. In particular, we look at the executable and linking format (ELF)—a widely adopted object file format—and see how binary code, data, and various other types of information are organized. While knowing the detail of a standard object file format is the business of those vendors who have an interest in producing interoperable development tools, knowing the big picture allows embedded software engineers to understand how an executable image is mapped ...

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