Education Course Descriptions

VXWORKS 6.X BOARD SUPPORT PACKAGE

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1 | Data Sheet VXWORKS 6.X BOARD SUPPORT PACKAGE COURSE DESCRIPTION The VxWorks® 6.x Board Support Package course provides engi- neers with a fast, cost-effective way to acquire the knowledge necessary to port VxWorks to customer hardware. After this course, participants will be able to perform the following: • Define a BSP development strategy • Use a hardware bringup tool to initialize a board and down- load code • Write and debug BSP initialization code • Create a basic boot loader image • Use Wind River® Workbench tools effectively to accelerate board bringup • Integrate device drivers, including interrupt management, clock support, and timestamps • Supply the required BSP routines to complete a BSP that complies with Wind River standards • Migrate to a BSP with VxBus support • Integrate a VxBus driver • Achieve faster, more reliable program development • Package and validate a BSP Hands-on exercises are included, utilizing the Wind River Simics virtual target. PRODUCTS SUPPORTED • VxWorks 6.9 • Wind River Workbench 3.3 COURSE FORMAT • This four-day expert-led course consists of lectures and lab sessions. • Attendees use VxWorks 6.9, Workbench 3.3, and Simics to gain experience with the topics presented. • Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies. AUDIENCE • Developers planning to port a BSP to a new board on a sup- ported architecture • Device driver writers • Application programmers interested in learning what occurs at the hardware level of a VxWorks image • Senior engineers who will decide on a final production image of their product PREREQUISITE SKILLS • C programming, including experience with structures, point- ers, pointers to structures, typedefs, macros, and bitwise operators • Functional knowledge of UNIX or Windows • Experience using the Workbench Debugger to debug target code PREREQUISITE COURSES • Real-Time Programming for Embedded Systems • VxWorks 6.x and Workbench Essentials Course title: VxWorks 6.x Board Support Package Duration: Four days Format: Instructor-led lectures and hands-on lab sessions; instructor-led Live Remote delivery available Content: Day 1: Introduction to VxWorks BSPs; Pre-kernel Initialization Sequence Day 2: Kernel Boot Sequence; Developing a Basic Boot Loader Day 3: Developing a Basic VxWorks Image; VxWorks Components Day 4: Device Driver Integration; Validation Test Suite ™ EDUCATION SERVICES

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