Embedded Programming with C++ Cookbook: Practical recipes to help you build robust and secure embedded applications on Linux

Viarheichyk, Igor



Explore various constraints and challenges that embedded developers encounter in their daily tasks and learn how to build effective programs using the latest standards of C++

Key Features

  • Get hands-on experience in developing a sample application for an embedded Linux-based system
  • Explore advanced topics such as concurrency, real-time operating system (RTOS), and C++ utilities
  • Learn how to test and debug your embedded applications using logs and profiling tools

Book Description

Developing applications for embedded systems may seem like a daunting task as developers face challenges related to limited memory, high power consumption, and maintaining real-time responses. This book is a collection of practical examples to explain how to develop applications for embedded boards and overcome the challenges that you may encounter while developing.

The book will start with an introduction to embedded systems and how to set up the development environment. By teaching you to build your first embedded application, the book will help you progress from the basics to more complex concepts, such as debugging, logging, and profiling. Moving ahead, you will learn how to use specialized memory and custom allocators. From here, you will delve into recipes that will teach you how to work with the C++ memory model, atomic variables, and synchronization. The book will then take you through recipes on inter-process communication, data serialization, and timers. Finally, you will cover topics such as error handling and guidelines for real-time systems and safety-critical systems.

By the end of this book, you will have become proficient in building robust and secure embedded applications with C++.

What you will learn

  • Get to grips with the fundamentals of an embedded system
  • Understand how to optimize code for the targeted hardware platforms
  • Explore cross-compilation, build types, and remote debugging
  • Discover the importance of logging for debugging and root cause analysis of failures
  • Uncover concepts such as interrupt service routine, memory model, and ring buffer
  • Recognize the need for custom memory management in embedded systems
  • Delve into static code analyzers and tools to improve code quality

Who this book is for

This book is for developers, electronic hardware professionals, and software and system-on-chip engineers who want to build effective embedded programs in C++. Familiarity with the C++ programming language is expected, but no previous knowledge of embedded systems is required.




- 獲得在嵌入式Linux系統上開發示範應用程式的實踐經驗。
- 探索高級主題,如並發性、實時操作系統(RTOS)和C++工具。
- 學習如何使用日誌和分析工具測試和調試嵌入式應用程式。






- 瞭解嵌入式系統的基礎知識。
- 瞭解如何針對目標硬體平台優化程式碼。
- 探索交叉編譯、建置類型和遠程調試。
- 發現日誌對於調試和故障根本原因分析的重要性。
- 瞭解中斷服務例程、記憶體模型和環形緩衝區等概念。
- 認識嵌入式系統中自定義記憶體管理的需求。
- 深入研究靜態程式碼分析器和提高程式碼品質的工具。



Igor Viarheichyk works as an engineering manager at Samsung, developing a safety-critical middleware platform for advanced driver assistance systems aimed at specialized automotive embedded platforms. Prior to joining Samsung, in the past 20 years of his career, he has played different roles, from software engineer to software architect, to engineering manager in a variety of projects, and he has gained vast experience in the areas of system programming, embedded programming, network protocols, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, and software internationalization. Though he knows and actively uses programming languages such as C, Java, and Python, C++ is his language of choice to implement large-scale, high-performance applications.


Igor Viarheichyk在三星擔任工程經理,開發針對專用汽車嵌入式平台的先進駕駛輔助系統的安全關鍵中間件平台。在加入三星之前,他在過去的20年職業生涯中擔任過不同的角色,從軟體工程師到軟體架構師,再到各種專案的工程經理,並在系統程式設計、嵌入式程式設計、網路協定、分散式和容錯系統以及軟體國際化等領域獲得了豐富的經驗。儘管他熟悉並積極使用C、Java和Python等程式語言,但C++是他選擇實現大規模、高性能應用程式的語言。


  1. Fundamentals of Embedded Systems
  2. Setting Up the Environment
  3. Working with Different Architectures
  4. Handling Interrupts
  5. Debugging, Logging, and Profiling
  6. Memory Management
  7. Multithreading and Synchronization
  8. Communication and Serialization
  9. Peripherals
  10. Reducing Power Consumption
  11. Time Points and Intervals
  12. Error Handling and Fault Tolerance
  13. Guidelines for Real-Time Systems
  14. Guidelines for Safety-Critical Systems
  15. Microcontroller Programming