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Project.021: USB Device Drivers Development

Program Overview:

This course is meticulously designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to develop, debug, and maintain USB device drivers in the Linux environment. Through comprehensive lectures, hands-on labs, and practical exercises, students will explore the complexities of USB protocol, the Linux USB subsystem, and the development of robust USB device drivers that interact seamlessly with the Linux kernel.
Target Audience:
* Software engineers and developers with an interest in Linux kernel development
* System programmers seeking to specialize in USB device drivers
* Computer science students and researchers focusing on hardware-interface programming
* IT professionals looking to enhance their kernel-level programming skills


20 sessions, each lasting 1 hour, delivered over 10 weeks.

Learning Objective:

Participants will:
* Understand the USB protocol and architecture.
* Learn the Linux USB subsystem and how it interacts with hardware.
* Develop skills for writing, debugging, and maintaining USB device drivers in Linux.
* Gain practical experience with real-world USB driver development scenarios.
* Master tools and methodologies for efficient driver debugging and testing.


* Solid understanding of C programming.
* Basic knowledge of Linux/UNIX command line operations.
* Familiarity with basic concepts of operating systems and device drivers.
* An introductory understanding of computer architecture and hardware interfaces.

Course Curriculum:

1. Introduction to USB and Device Drivers
   Overview of USB standards and architecture
   Role and structure of device drivers in Linux
2. Setting Up the Development Environment
   Linux kernel source and build tools
   Configuring a development and testing setup
3. Linux Kernel and USB Subsystem Overview
   Understanding the Linux kernel architecture
   Exploring the Linux USB core subsystem
4. USB Communication Fundamentals
   USB data transfer types: Control, Bulk, Interrupt, Isochronous
   Understanding USB descriptors and requests
5. Developing USB Device Drivers
   Writing a basic USB driver: Detection and registration
   Communicating with USB devices
6. Debugging and Testing USB Drivers
   Tools and techniques for debugging USB drivers
   Writing test cases and testing drivers
7. Advanced USB Features
   Handling different USB speeds and configurations
   Implementing advanced functionalities (e.g., USB OTG)
8. USB Driver Optimization and Security
   Performance optimization techniques
   Ensuring security in USB driver development
9. Case Studies and Real-World Examples
   Analysis of existing USB drivers in the Linux kernel
   Lessons learned from real-world driver development
10. Project Work: Developing a Complete USB Driver
   Conceptualization and planning of a USB driver project
   Implementation and testing under instructor guidance
11-20. Continuation of Project Work and Final Presentation
   Further development, debugging, and optimization of the project
   Peer review sessions and feedback
   Final presentation of the completed USB driver project

Course Delivery:

Online: Live interactive sessions conducted via video conferencing platforms.
In-person: Hands-on labs and debugging sessions in a fully equipped classroom environment.
Hybrid: Combination of online theory classes with in-person or virtual practical sessions.

Training Methodology:

Lectures: Comprehensive slides and lecture notes covering theoretical concepts and practical insights.
Hands-On Labs: Real-world simulation exercises for USB driver development, providing practical experience in a controlled environment.
Reading Assignments: Carefully selected kernel documentation, books, and articles to complement learning.
Videos: Instructional videos to clarify complex topics and demonstrate driver development steps.


Upon completion of the course, participants will possess:
* In-depth knowledge of USB protocols, Linux USB subsystem, and driver development process.
* Hands-on experience in developing, debugging, and optimizing USB device drivers on Linux.
* Practical skills in using development and debugging tools effectively.
* A personal project showcasing their ability to develop a fully functional USB device driver, demonstrating their mastery of the course content.

EmbLogic™ is an ISO 9001:2008(QMS) (Quality Management System) Certified Company.
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