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This training aims to enable the participant to develop applications in C language for embedded Linux systems.

Through a practical approach, participants will learn how to develop applications in C language to access different hardware devices and communication interfaces on Linux systems, including LEDs, GPIOs, UART, buttons, sensors, PWM, I2C, SPI, A/D channels, accelerometer, display, etc.

During the training, the following topics will be covered:

  • Application development on embedded Linux and cross-compiling toolchain.
  • Programming languages and development environment.
  • Debugging embedded Linux applications with GDB.
  • Integration with Eclipse IDE for developing and debugging applications.
  • Basic concepts on how to access hardware devices on Linux.
  • Linux kernel hardware abstraction layers.
  • Basic API functions to access files on Linux.
  • Developing an application to access LEDs and GPIOs on Linux.
  • Introduction to real-time applications on LInux.
  • Developing applications based on events and interruptions.
  • Using the real-time API on Linux.
  • Developing an application to access a serial port (TTY) on Linux.
  • Application modeling on Linux systems.
  • Developing multi-threaded applications.
  • Communication between processes in Linux.
  • Interfacing with sensors and A/D converters via the Industrial I/O subsystem.
  • Developing a multi-threaded application to monitor the state of sensors including an accelerometer and a light sensor.

Some pictures of training sessions already presented are available here.


Students, engineers and software developers of embedded systems projects.


Attendees should know the basics of the GNU/Linux command line interface and have intermediate knowledge on developing programs in C language.


All required development tools and equipment will be provided by Embedded Labworks.


The course material contains the slides of the presentations, book of activities and exercises, reference guides, and additional reference documents. All materials will be provided in an electronic format at the start of the training session.

Development Kit

The training exercises will be performed on the Colibri i.MX6 Toradex module with the Viola carrier board and an expansion board with a lot of peripherals, including leds, buttons, trimpot, buzzer, UART, light dependent resistor, 7 segment display, GPIO expander and accelerometer.

Open sessions

The open training sessions are presented in a pleasant environment, with a properly equipped laboratory and Internet access. Classes are usually presented full time, with a stop for lunch and a coffee break in the morning.

If you are interested in participating in the training but there is no open session available, please fill the pre-registration form clicking here. We will contact you as soon as a new training session is opened.

In-company sessions

If you plan to train your team or a group of people, consider a training session in your company.

In-company classes have the same characteristics of an open training session. In this model, the company is responsible for providing the necessary resources needed for the training, including room, data projector and development machines. This model also brings big advantages for the company, since the cost of transportation and accommodation of several employees is reduced only to the instructor.

If your company has a special requirement, we can study a program that meets your needs in a specific way, like preparing the training material for a specific hardware platform or developing additional content. Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or leaving a message in the contact page.

Take the training to your city

You can take the training session to your community at any city in Brazil!

Can't afford to take the course in São Paulo? Do you have a study group and want to learn more about a specific technology? Do you coordinate or participate in the coordination of a course at your university and would like to train the teachers and students? Do you have a space and would like to get some friends together and spend enjoyable hours learning about embedded systems?

Send an e-mail or leave a message in the contact page. Send the name of the course you are interested and the city. If we can get together a group of interested people, we can bring the training to your city!


If you have any question, please send an e-mail or leave us a message on the contact page.

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